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Julianne Mulvey

Associate Principal Bassoon

Associate Principal Bassoon Julianne Mulvey joined the Minnesota Orchestra in September 2023. Raised in Reading, Massachusetts, she began her musical studies studying flute with her mom, but in sixth grade made the wise decision to switch to the bassoon.

Prior to joining the Minnesota Orchestra, Mulvey performed with a variety of orchestras including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and as guest principal with the Houston Ballet Orchestra. She was a fellow at Tanglewood Music Center from 2019 to 2021 and has spent summers at Spoleto Festival USA and Texas Music Festival. In 2022, she won the Shepherd School Concerto Competition and performed the Mozart Bassoon Concerto unconducted with the Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra in 2023. Since her days playing flute, Mulvey has been involved in outreach and performance at assisted living facilities, museums and schools. At Rice University, she performed in many outreach concerts and served as the co-coordinator for the Shepherd School’s outreach program. She completed her bachelor's and master’s degrees at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. Her primary teachers have been Benjamin Kamins, Richard Svoboda and Neil Fairbairn.

When not playing the bassoon or making reeds, Mulvey enjoys cooking, drinking boba, and spending time with friends and family.