JULIA MCLEAN 20, born in Paris, France, is an undergraduate student at Tufts University studying both viola with Rictor Noren and Biopsychology. Ms. McLean won the New Philharmonia Orchestra Emerging Talents Competition in 2014 and the Tufts Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition in 2015. Ms. McLean studied with Masao Kawasaki at the 2016 Aspen Music Festival & School and participated in the 2016 New York String Orchestra Seminar. Ms. McLean was Principal Violist in the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s November 2016 concert in Symphony Hall, with which she has also performed with in venues including NYC’s Carnegie Hall, Prague’s Rudolfinum, the Berlin Philharmonie, and Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional. This spring, Ms. McLean studied abroad in Vienna and studied viola with Mathias Maurer. This is her first summer at the Music Academy of the West.