Julianne Russell, double bass, is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina. She studied double bass performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the direction of Lawrence Hurst and Bruce Bransby, and at the Boston University College of Fine Arts under Edwin Barker. She has performed on modern double bass with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, the Boston Lyric Opera, the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, and the New World Symphony Orchestra, among others. Her period double bass playing has led her to perform with such notable Boston based period music groups as Cambridge Concentus, and Grand Harmonie. She is a member of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, and the Springfield Symphony. She performs on the only double bass made by famed American luthier Jon van Kouwenhoven.