An Orchestrated Life

Julia Tai conducting
Julia Tai conducting

Music has always been part of Julia Tai’s life. The Taiwan native began violin lessons at age four and enrolled in an elite music conservatory at age nine. But she never imagined that one day she’d be an orchestra conductor. Now she can’t imagine doing anything else.

"As conductor," says Julia Tai, "you are not one piece of the puzzle, you are the one putting all the pieces together."
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“Conducting is very different than playing one instrument,” says Tai (DMA, Orchestral Conducting, 2010), who conducts Seattle Modern Orchestra and Philharmonia Northwest, two very different orchestras in Seattle...

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