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Julia Nolan B.Mus. (UBC), M.Mus. (Indiana), PhD (UBC)
Julia Nolan has numerous commissioned works by Canadian composers with a special interest in those from British Columbia including: Denis Bedard, Dorothy Chang, Stephen Chatman, Keith Hamel, Stefan Hintersteininger, Jacquie Leggatt, Colin MacDonald, Alan Matheson, Alain Mayrand, John Oliver, Robert Pritchard, Jeffrey Ryan, Farshid Samandari, and Fred Stride.
She performs with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Opera, Vancouver New Music Society, and the Turning Point Ensemble as orchestral saxophonist in addition to performances as soloist.
Most recently, Julia Nolan premiered Stefan Hintersteininger’s Concerto with the West Coast Orchestra strings and recorded a cd with Jane Hayes and Joan Blackman. In April 2016, Julia Nolan performed the U.S. premiere of Jeffrey Ryan’s concerto Brazen with the Lubbock Symphony at the NASA Biennial Conference and premiered the concerto, Cool Cut by John Oliver with Vancouver’s Turning Point Ensemble. In July 2015, she recorded Prestidigtation by Robert Buckley with the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy.
Nolan has been a guest artist-teacher at international saxophone workshops in Taiwan and Hong Kong and performs regularly at the Regional, National and World Saxophone Congresses. Nolan served as an international judge at the 5th Adolphe Sax International Saxophone Competition in Dinant, Belgium (2010) and was the head judge at the International Saxophone Symposium and Competition (ISSAC) in Columbus, Georgia in 2012 and 2014.
Julia Nolan is an Artist-Clinician for Yamaha, Canada Ltd. and Rousseau Musical Products.