Yulia Musayelyan is a flutist and composer born in Moscow, Russia, now based in the US. A versatile performer in classical and jazz idioms, she is the founder of the YM Quartet, Macayú Trio, Tango Meets Jazz project, and New Music Collective, dedicated to the performance of new original chamber music. Yulia has toured the US, UK, Europe, Central and South America with various musical projects. A recipient of the 2001 NFAA Award, she was a soloist with TACTUS Contemporary Ensemble in 2005 with guest conductor maestro Pierre Boulez. Her chamber works have been premiered at Symphony Space in New York City and featured in the 2006 film Natalie Bonn. In addition to classical collaborations, Yulia is actively involved with Jazz and Latin music projects. Yulia has recorded over 20 albums as sideman, and released her quartet’s debut album, ‘Caminos’, in 2009. She currently plays with YM Quartet, Chamber Jazz Trio, MOZIK, Fernando Huergo Quintet, Marta Gomez, Manhattan Camerata, Maxim Lubarsky, and Gaia Petrelli Wilmer, among others. In addition to performing, Yulia has been on the flute faculty at Lexington Community Education since 2008.
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