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Julie Zhu

Julie Zhu

M.F.A., Combined Media, Hunter College
Diploma, Carillon Performance, Royal Carillon School 'Jef Denyn'
B.A. Mathematics, Yale University
B.A. Art, Yale University


Julie Zhu is a composer and carillonneur. She employs a variety of media, from mural painting and sculpture to performance and video, and collaborates with artists from different fields to create experimental chamber experiences. She has activated living rooms, concert halls, art galleries, bell towers, caves, copses, and once made a tiny house for just one harpsichordist’s body and the keyboard. Her scores range from hair cast in clear resin to temporary tattoos to traditional orchestration. Zhu’s music has been performed by Marco Fusi, Longleash, PROMPTUS, TAK ensemble, among others. Zhu performs carillon concerts around the world and was the resident carillonneur at Saint Thomas Fifth Avenue in New York City.

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