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Julie Zhu

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Julie Zhu


Julie Zhu (b. 1990, United States) is an American artist, composer, carillonneur and educator.

Ms. Zhu is a doctoral candidate in music composition (expected graduation 2023-2024) at Stanford University. She also participates in the Cursus at IRCAM. She holds a BA in art and a BA in mathematics from Yale University, a diploma in carillon performance from the Royal Carillon School 'Jef Denyn,' and an MFA in combined media from Hunter College.

Ms. Zhu's work is conceptual and polydisciplinary, operating on an expansive definition of algorithm and sound architecture. She entangles various media, from mural painting and sculpture to performance and video, and collaborates with artists from different fields to create experimental chamber experiences. Her scores range from hair cast in clear resin to just intonation software to traditional orchestration, and have been performed by the Ensemble Linea, EXAUDI, JACK quartet, Quasar, Line Upon Line, Marco Fusi, TAK ensemble, among others.

As a professional carillonneur, Zhu performs carillon concerts around the world and was the resident carillonneur at Saint Thomas Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Works for Winds

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