Julie Scolnik’s debut memoir, PARIS BLUE, was published by Koehler Books and is available now online with links below, and through all indie Booksellers.
“Not every true story is like a good novel, but this one is. Not every memoir of first love has a satisfying ending, but this one does. The confluence of first love with becoming an artist makes this memoir special.”
— John Irving, best-selling author of 17 novels.
About Julie Scolnik
JULIE SCOLNIK is a concert flutist and the founding artistic director of Mistral Music, a chamber music series which since 1997 has been known for its virtuosic artists, imaginative programming, and the personal rapport that Scolnik establishes with her audiences.
In earlier years, Ms. Scolnik performed as principal flute with many of Boston's leading orchestras including Emmanuel Music, The Boston Ballet, and the Boston Lyric Opera. Ms. Scolnik is a frequent featured guest on Boston's WCRB radio, having made over three dozen radio appearances.
Since her treatment and recovery from breast cancer in 2005, Scolnik has found ways to play and organize benefit concerts which raise funds for support for underserved women with the disease. The most recent include two full orchestral concerts with the world-renowned Sir Simon Rattle in Jordan Hall, Boston and at the Hotel de Ville de Paris, for the League Contre le Cancer. She has been a guest speaker at the Harvard Medical School twice a year since 2009.
She lives in Boston with her husband, physicist Michael Brower, and her two cats, Daphne and Chloë. They have two adult children, also musicians: pianist Sophie Scolnik-Brower and cellist Sasha Scolnik-Brower, and they perform frequently together. Ms. Scolnik has released two solo CDs, one entitled 'Salut d'Amour & Other Songs of Love,' with her daughter, and the other, "Bejeweled: Short Concert Gems," with harp. She just released a new CD of The Complete Bach Flute Sonatas with her daughter under the Parma Records label.
PARIS BLUE is her debut memoir, a story which took her over forty years to tell. It is time to share it.