Julie Cornwall is celebrating her 47th year as a professional cellist, having begun her career in the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in 1973 under the direction of Margaret Hillis, who was also the Choral Conductor for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Besides the Gulf Coast Symphony, Julie has performed with the Naples Philharmonic, Sarasota Orchestra, Southwest Florida Symphony and the Viennese Strauss Symphony of the America’s. She is principal cellist with the Venice and Charlotte Symphonies and has played with the Evansville Philharmonic in Indiana, the Rockford Symphony in Illinois, the Rockford Pops Orchestra, the Janesville-Beloit Symphony in Wisconsin and the Owensboro Symphony in Kentucky. She has also backed celebrity artists, including Bob Hope and Jose Feliciano. Julie earned her Bachelors degree in music at the University of Wisconsin and completed her Master’s at Indiana. Julie plays a 1740 Italian cello.