Julia Poetain, Violin
Julia Poetain began her studies on the violin in 1997 at age 4 with Jason Posnock of the Asheville Symphony. Her other teachers include Charles and Rachel Stegeman, the late Richard DiAdamo, Fred Lifsitz, and the late Hong Guang Jia. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from Duquesne University in 2018 and is currently back at Duquesne working toward her master’s degree in Violin Performance. She is expected to graduate in May 2023.
Julia performs regularly with the West Virginia Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Butler Symphony, Wheeling Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, Westmoreland Symphony, and the Johnstown Symphony orchestras. Julia has appeared with artists such as Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli, and Il Volo. Julia is co-founder of Radiant Strings, a women-owned string group that services weddings and events in the Greater Pittsburgh area.