Welcome to the official website of Julie Smith Phillips, Principal Harpist of the San Diego Symphony.

“Julie Ann Smith’s performance of the Ginastera was stunning — musically rich and thrilling… Working with her was an absolute joy.”

Delta David Gier,  Music Director South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

“Wonderful…production of different types of sounds…exceptional musical intelligence and sensitivity…such a fine harpist.”

Oliver Knussen,  Composer/Conductor

“Ms. Smith’s presentation was outstanding. Not only was her playing impeccable, beautiful and exciting, but her stage presence was riveting and dramatic.”

John Rojak,  Bass Trombone American Brass Quintet

“She delivered an interpretation that spoke to me personally as the composer and shed new light on the work that was enlightening… I’m always left wanting more of her.”

Mischa Zupko,  Award-winning composer Chicago
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