Julia Rhode (*1977) is a german classical double bass player.

Besides playing orchestral, chamber music and solo repertoires, she also composes music.

Julia began playing the double bass at the age of thirteen. She later graduated at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, where she studied under Prof. Niek de Groot (former solobassist of the Royal Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam). She also participated in masterclasses with Wolfgang Güttler (former member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) and Libero Lanzilotta (solobassist at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome).

Julia was a member of the Dutch Nationaal Jeugd Orkest, directed by Philippe Herreweghe, and won first prize at the Italian Associazione Ars Musica Imola. Julia was honoured to participate in the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra with Pierre Boulez and Ensemble Intercontemporain (Paris) in Switzerland.

After completing her instrumental studies Julia played in several professional Orchestras and Ensembles such as Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen, Philharmonisches Orchester Hagen, Trondheim Symfoniorkester Norway,  Sinfonieorchester Aachen, Aalborg Symfoniorkester Denmark (several years of permanent employment), Ensemble Resonanz Hamburg, Ruhrtriennale, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Philharmonie Südwestfalen, Niederrheinische Sinfoniker as well as Bochumer Symphoniker. She had the honour to work in collaboration with highly esteemed conductors and many distinguished artists, of whom STING is maybe one of the most exceptional musicians to mention.

Julia studied composition under Pervez Mirza in Witten.

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