Julie Zhu

Julie Zhu (Unites-Stated, b. 1990) is a composer, artist, and carillonneur.  Her work is visual and aural, operating on an expansive definition of score, striving for the unexpected obvious and expressive absurd. Her scores range from hair cast in clear resin to temporary tattoos to traditional orchestration, and have been performed by the JACK quartet, Quasar, Line Upon Line, The Living Earth Show, Marco Fusi, Longleash, PROMPTUS, TAK ensemble, among others.

As a professional carillonneur, Zhu has presented concerts and lectures throughout Europe and North America, including a TEDx talk titled The Anonymous Carillonneurs.

Zhu studied at Yale University (BA mathematics, BA art), the Royal Carillon School (Diploma carillon performance), Hunter College (MFA art), and at present, Stanford University (DMA composition).