Julia Floberg Cellist + Songwriter


Julia Floberg is a cellist and singer-songwriter from Minneapolis, MN. When Julia was five years old, she went up to her mother and asked to play an instrument. Her four older siblings all played instruments, and she was starting to feel left out. A few weeks later, her mother brought home a cello. She has been playing the instrument ever since.

Julia received formal classical training on the cello on the East Coast and at various summer festivals around the U.S.A. She seriously considered pursuing a classical career in music, but she derailed off that track when she discovered songwriting in her early 20s. The allure of the words, the power of the voice, and the simplicity of the structure captured her attention. She started writing and then found she couldn’t stop.

Julia writes many of her songs on the mandolin and guitar. Her second album, “Two Roads to Nowhere,” is a collaborative project with a full band with Julia playing cello, mandolin, and guitar. The 10-song album will be released on May 12th, 2019 at the Icehouse in Minneapolis. The show starts at 6:00 pm with Ginger Bones and Sprig of That, followed by the release.

Beyond playing her own music, Julia Floberg also plays with the Delphia Cello Quartet, Mestifonía, and a folk trio called Lady Spruce. Julia often performs with Twin Cities singer-songwriters, including Mary Bue, Brianna Lane, Willow Waters, and Carlisle Evans Peck. On occasion, Julia gets in touch with her classical roots by subbing with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra.