Julia DeRosa is the principal oboe of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, the second oboe/english horn of the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, and the second oboe of the American Symphony Orchestra. She is an in-demand freelancer in New York City, performing regularly with the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, New York City Opera, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, American Ballet Theater, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. She has performed as a guest with the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Julia has also performed extensively on Broadway in productions such as Sunset Boulevard, The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, and Les Miserables, among others. Her playing can be heard on numerous film and video game soundtracks, such as “Noah” (2014) and “Candy Crush”. She is a proud member of the newly formed Gotham Wind Quintet, which features some of New York City’s finest opera musicians in a wide variety of repertoire.
A passionate and experienced teacher, Julia is on faculty at the Mannes School of Music at the New School. She is also the reed-making instructor at the Juilliard School, and maintains an active private studio for students of all ages and levels.
Julia received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School in the studio of Elaine Douvas, with additional instruction from Nathan Hughes, Linda Strommen, and Richard Dallessio. She is the recipient of the Benzaquen Career Advancement Grant for outstanding artistry and achievement in leadership, entrepreneurship, and breadth of engagement as well as the Peter Mennin Prize in recognition of outstanding achievement in leadership and music. Ms. DeRosa won the Juilliard Oboe Concerto Competition in 2010, resulting in her performance of the Martinu Oboe Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra, James DePreist conducting. Most recently, Ms. DeRosa has won grand prizes from the National Society of Arts and Letters Woodwind Competition, the Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition and the Aspen Music Festival Winds and Harp Concerto Competition. Julia and her husband, clarinetist and repair technician Liam Burke, have been featured in Juilliard’s Artists and their Instruments video series for Juilliard Global Outreach. They reside on the Upper West Side with their son, David, and several pets.