Julie Cheek

Julie Cheek

Pianist Julie Cheek, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, made her professional debut at the age of 14 as soloist with the Arkansas Symphony Chamber Orchestra. She has been a featured artist many times since then, not only with the Arkansas Symphony, but with renowned symphony orchestras throughout the United States. Her appeal as a solo classical recitalist, often coupled with master classes, is widespread across America and Europe. Julie is also available on the AOT roster with violinist Andrew Irvin as the classical duo ArMusica.

Her solo recital presented on the 500th Fazioli piano was broadcast on "Performance Today" over National Public Radio, and she was also interviewed by the BBC radio in connection with concert tours in the British Isles. She appeared in recital three times on PBS television in Arkansas, and then made her national television debut on A&E's "Breakfast with the Arts" in 2001.

Dr. Cheek earned a Bachelor and a Master of Music degree from Indiana University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Between degrees she studied at the Hochschule f'r Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, Austria. She has served on the faculties of the University of Colorado in Boulder and the University of Arkansas in Little Roc.

Julie is noted for her lyrical expressiveness, as well as her precision at the piano. She is equally articulate with audiences of all ages in explaining music in a relaxed, yet informative manner. Her concerts are always "informances," and she loves to talk to the audience before she plays each piece and give her listeners a bit of background. For fourteen years, she has been a favorite entertainer on Silversea, Crystal and Radisson Cruise lines. Her travels have taken her all over the world.

To listen to excerpts from Julie Cheek's recordings, please refer to her website, or find her music on Spotify and Itunes.

Region: Central
Discipline: Music: Solo Instrumentalists
Fees: $600-$1,000 per performance; lodging if overnight stay required; $200 if supply sound

Availability: Year-round
Requirements: Piano; must be tuned day of, or day before program


Julie Cheek; Debbie Stone
Little Rock, AR
(512) 540 1501
[email protected]

Julie Cheek