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Areta Zhulla

Instrumental Faculty, Tanglewood Music Center

Areta Zhulla headshot with the scroll of her violin


Praised by the critics for her “rare emotional sensitivity and internal articulation,” Greek violinist Areta Zhulla has gained recognition as a passionate and poetic artist. She has been recently named “Young Artist of the Year” by the National Critics Association in Greece, and is a recipient of the prestigious Triandi Career Grant as well as the Tassos Prassopoulos Foundation Award. In 2018, Ms. Zhulla joined the Juilliard String Quartet as their first violinist, and serves on the violin and chamber music faculties at The Juilliard School. Ms. Zhulla has appeared as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and Asia, at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Alice Tully Hall, Kennedy Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and National Arts Centre of Canada. Ms. Zhulla was a member of Chamber Music Society Two of Lincoln Center, where she performed and toured regularly with some of today’s most acclaimed artists. Memorable collaborations include performances with Itzhak Perlman at Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Rose Theater at Lincoln Center, as well as collaborations with legendary conductor Michel Plasson, Pinchas Zukerman, Gary Hoffman, Gilbert Kalish, Colin Carr, and members of the Cleveland, Emerson, and Cavani String Quartets. Her performances have been broadcast on PBS “Live from Lincoln Center,” The Kennedy Center Honors, and on WQXR, among other radio stations throughout the world. A passionate educator, Ms. Zhulla has served as teaching assistant to Itzhak Perlman at Juilliard for the past two years. She is on the violin and chamber music faculties at Juilliard’s Pre-College division, and serves as chamber music faculty at the prestigious Perlman Music Program, of which she is an alumna. Ms. Zhulla is Artistic Director of the newly formed Perlman-Genesis Violin Project, a series of workshops at the Tel-Aviv Conservatory in Israel. Ms. Zhulla holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Juilliard School in New York City, where she studied with Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho, and was a recipient of the Vergotis Scholarship. Other teachers include Pinchas Zukerman, Patinka Kopec, and her father, Lefter Zhulla.