Julia Goudimova was born in Moscow. She began studying piano at the age of five and cello at the age of seven. She studied cello with Professor G. Balykbaev at the Tiraspol College of Music and with Professor O. Studnitsky and Professor Ksaveriev at the Belarus Academy of Music. During her years as a student, Julia played in several international student summer orchestras and chamber music workshops (Germany and France), and participated in international cello competitions in Minsk.
Since moving to the United States, Julia has been actively participating in the musical life of Western Virginia and is involved in symphony orchestra and chamber music performances in Southwestern Virginia, as well as Washington D.C. and West Virginia. Currently Julia is a principal cellist of the Washington and Lee University Orchestra and a cello instructor at Washington and Lee University, Southern Virginia University, and Hollins University. She is an active member of the Saturn String Quartet and the Marlbrook Chamber Players, duo “Anime and Grazia.”