National Chamber Ensemble

Julia Grueninger Cox (violin)

Julia Grueninger Cox joined the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra in 1999 as a member of the first violin section. She was appointed to her current position, principal second violin, in 2000.

Julia is a graduate of the Pinkas Zukerman Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music, where she received her Masterís degree in music performance. Other teachers include Herbert Greenberg at the Peabody Conservatory where she received her Bachelorís degree, and Eugene Gratovitch at University of Texas at Austin.

Julia has won numerous prizes and awards, most notably the Rose and Lou Becker prize in violin at Peabody, second place in the Marbury Violin Competition, first place in the concerto competition at University of Texas (Austin), and first place in both the junior and senior divisions of the Billings Symphony young artist competition in Montana. She has been a fellow at the Tanglewood Orchestral Institute, where she served as concertmaster under the direction of Leon Fleisher. She has also served as concertmaster of the National Orchestral Institute, the Peabody Orchestra, University of Texas Symphony Orchestra, and the Manhattan School Symphony and Chamber Sinfonia, among others.

She currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband and their two sons.