Giulia Pierson, baroque violin & viola,
studied with Marilyn McDonald, Manfredo Kraemer
and Cynthia Roberts and performs throughout the
Northeast in recital and with such groups as Tempesta
Di Mare, New York State Baroque and members of Belladonna.
Ms. Pierson brings a unique perspective to her music-making:
a dual citizen of the United States and Italy, she
lived in Rome for several years and performed and
recorded extensively with Nando Citarella and La
Paranza, the internationally renowned Neapolitan
folk music and dance troupe specializing in Commedia
dell'Arte. She has also been a member of the critically
acclaimed Italian ensemble I Giullari di Piazza,
Artists-in-Residence at the Cathedral of Saint John
the Divine (New York City), touring with them throughout
North America. Classically trained on viola, Ms.
Pierson attended Mannes College of Music on full
merit scholarship and the University of Pennsylvania
(where she graduated summa cum laude) and has studied
with Karen Ritscher and Misha Amory with extensive
chamber music coaching with Julius Levine and Felix
Galimir. She lives in Philadelphia.