Julie Beistline, violin
Julie Beistline is a dynamic performer with a wide ranging repertoire. She completed her graduate degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2012, studying with Stephan Rose, principal second of the Cleveland Orchestra. While at CIM, Julie continued her pedagogy studies with Kimberly Meier-Sims, Director of the Sato Center for Suzuki Music.
Ms. Beistline has performed with numerous orchestras ranging from the Blossom Festival Orchestra, Erie Philharmonic, Littleton Symphony (Colorado), toured Alaska with the Arctic Chamber Orchestra and was one of the youngest members of the Fairbanks Symphony at age 15. As a versatile artist, Julie was selected as ‘The Fiddler’ for the production of 'Fiddler on the Roof’ at Hale Center Theater, has been contracted for multiple shows with Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the band ‘Disturbed,’ and shared the stage with Gordon Gano of ‘The Violent Femmes’ for a tour in the Virgin Islands, most recently performed at Red Rocks Amphitheater with the Colorado band, 'Jen Korte and the Loss.’
In 2010, Julie soloed for English Royalty at an International Fundraiser in New York, was the winner of the BYU Young Artists Competition, soloing with University’s Philharmonic, and toured with the ensemble in 2007, for a performance at Carnegie Hall. At the famed venue, she was particularly delighted to put her violin down for the encore-debuting her skills on the bass drum for a Rossini Overture!
While at BYU, Julie studied with Monte Belknap, and Eugene Watanabe, Director of the Gifted School of Music. Ms. Beistline was selected as a member of the BYU Honors String Quartet, and taught beginning violin courses at the University. As a teacher, she helped to establish the first 'El Sistema' program in Cleveland and held the position as Director of Suzuki Strings, at the Peter Gruber Montessori and International Academy in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Julie continues to enjoy coaching violin students on their musical journeys in both Utah and Colorado.