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Julie Price gained a first class honours degree in music from Manchester University, studying the bassoon on the joint course at the Royal Northern College of Music with Edward Warren and William Waterhouse. She then studied in Geneva with Roger Birnstingl.

In 1980 she was a winner of the competition BBC Young Musician of the Year.

She was appointed Principal Bassoon with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in 1987 and three years later joined the Royal Opera House as Principal. The ECO appointed her in 1994, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1998 and then the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 2001. As well as being a member of BBC SO and ECO Julie is widely known as a soloist and a chamber musician, performing with groups such as the Lindsay Quartet, Nash Ensemble, Haffner Wind Ensemble, Razumovsky Ensemble and Endymion.

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