Julianne Carney is a classically trained, improvising violinist who finds intersections between classical, jazz, and electro-acoustic noise improv. Seeking a global musical language, everyday sounds, sine waves, beats, resonant drones, justly tuned cellos or unjustly tuned banjos, and glimmers of hip hop, gypsy, indian, arabic, and appalachian oldtime find their way into her musical biosphere.

A Music Resident at the OMI International Arts Center in 2008, Julianne has also performed with Jay Z at Radio City Music Hall and at Royal Albert Hall, recorded with Sufjan Stevens for his album Illinois, and has appeared onstage with Beyonce, Jenny Scheinman, Bill Frisell, Adam Matta (beatbox) & My Brightest Diamond. She has performed at Royal Albert Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Tonic, The Stone, Roulette, Knitting Factory, NYC New Museum, Apollo Theater, Joe's Pub, and Cornell University's Schwartz Center. Julianne currently performs with Eco-Music Big Band, New Muse 4tet with Gwen Laster, Melanie Dyer, and Tomas Ulrich, with Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Orchestra led by Taylor Ho Bynum, and with Adam Rudolph’s Go: Organic Orchestra.

Julianne is Director of the Suzuki Division at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, where she teaches violin. She completed Suzuki Teacher Training (vol. 1-8) at the School for Strings with Louise Behrend, Allen Lieb, and Ekaterina Gerson, as well as courses with Ronda Cole and others listed on her Suzuki Association profile. Past teaching positions include the Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy, and Ecole Trinite in Leogane, Haiti.

Julianne was a 2001-02 recipient of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, a grant for a year of independent travel and study, which she used to study the “Modern legacies of violin pedagogy traditions in Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg, Paris". She completed her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, Summa Cum Laude, at Lawrence University, in Appleton, WI.

A Suzuki kid, Julianne grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, and was a student of Ellen Luby for many years within the Center for Creative Studies/Institute of Music and Dance Suzuki program led by Mark Mutter. She had the absolute privilege to work with Paul Kantor during her final year of high school, and to attend Interlochen Arts Camp and Meadowmount School of Music for several summers each. At Lawrence, Julianne worked with Allison Edberg and Georgios Demertzis, a student of Max Rostal, followed by additional studies with Elizabeth Larson, who worked closely with Yehudi Menhuin towards the end of his life.