As a soloist, Julia Heinen has performed hundreds of concertos and recitals around the world including recent performances in Italy, Belgium, France, El Salvador, the Czech Republic, Spain and Portugal.
Ms. Heinen chaired the jury of the 9th International Mercadante Clarinet Competition and served on the jury for the 2nd Biannual International European Clarinet Competition.
As an artist for the D’Addario, Buffet, and Silverstein Corporations, Ms. Heinen does frequent clinics and masterclasses in many universities throughout the United States. She is the founder of California Clarinet Clinic, a summer program that brings teachers and students from around the world to Los Angeles for applied study, masterclasses and clinics emphasizing optimum performance through mind and body conditioning.
Julia Heinen is professor of music at California State University, Northridge. She served as the co-artistic director of ClarinetFest® 2011 and continues her work with this organization as the National State Chair Coordinator and state of California Chair of the International Clarinet Association. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Northwestern University and the University of Minnesota, studying clarinet with J. Cloyde Williams, Herbert Blayman, and Robert Marcellus.
As a Buffet Crampon, D’Addario and Silverstein Performing Artist, Julia Heinen performs exclusively on Buffet Crampon Legende clarinets, D’Addario Evolution mouthpieces and reeds and Silverstein HEXA ligatures.