Julia Lichten received degrees from Harvard-Radcliffe and the New England Conservatory, followed by two years of professional studies at the Mannes College of Music. Her principal teachers were Paul Tobias and Mischa Nieland. Ms. Lichten has toured, both in the United States and internationally, with Musicians from Marlboro, the American Chamber Players, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
Under State Department sponsorship, she presented a month-long series of recitals and master classes in Europe. She has participated in the festivals of Marlboro, Tanglewood, Taos, Library of Congress, Caramoor, Rockport, and Evian. An active recitalist, she has performed at such university venues as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton.
Ms. Lichten performs frequently with such groups as the New Jersey Chamber Music Society, Bargemusic, Perspectives Ensemble, New York Philomusica, Da Camera of Houston, and La Musica. She has recorded for the Marlboro Recording Society, Arabesque, Koch International Classics, Music Masters, Sony Classical, and Deutsche Grammophon (with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra). She is also a member of the cello faculty at the Manhattan School of Music.