British-born cellist Julia MacGregor is a member of London Symphonia, in addition to being a member of the Stratford Festival Orchestra, and principal cellist of the Bach Festival of Canada Orchestra. Julia has performed the Boccherini, Elgar, Monn, Rodrigo, Saint-Saens and Vivaldi concertos with orchestra and has given numerous solo and chamber recitals in England and Canada.
Julia studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England with Raphael Sommer and subsequently with Ralph Kirshbaum. During this time, she was awarded the Brodsky and Henry Fielding scholarships administered by the R.N.C.M. as well as the prestigious Martin Trust scholarship for two years administered by the Philharmonia Orchestra in London. Further study took place at Northern Illinois University with Marc Johnson and Raya Garbousova where she gained intensive study in chamber music and a Masters degree in cello performance .
As a student, Julia was a member of the European Community Youth Orchestra which was conducted by Claudio Abbado and Herbert von Karajan and performances took place throughout Europe.
Julia plays on a Carlo Giuseppe Testore cello made in 1703.