Yulia Musayelyan was born in Moscow, Russia, where she began her music studies at the age of 4 with Valery Brainin and later at the Gnessin School of Music for gifted children. She has extensive experience in the classical, contemporary, jazz and world music genres. She is a 2001 recipient of the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts Award and the National Merit Foundation scholarship award, as well as winner of the 2004 Lillian Fuchs Chamber competition. She has performed and recorded with the New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Manhattan School of Music Opera Orchestra, and Hector Martignon Jazz Camerata, among others. Yulia has performed as a jazz flutist at the 2001 Montreux Jazz off-Festival in Switzerland, and the International Association of Jazz Educators, IAJE conventions in New York and New Orleans. She has recorded with artists of diverse genres such as Marta Gómez, Marta Topferova Vardan Ovsepian Chamber Ensemble, Fernando Huergo Quintet, and The Massachusetts Flute Choir, among others. She has toured the US, UK, Europe, Central and South America with various musical projects. Yulia has worked as a performer with numerous students in a composer-performer context, as well as established composers such as Michael Gordon, in realizing contemporary music projects. In 2005, she was a soloist with the TACTUS Contemporary Ensemble with guest conductor Pierre Boulez in the performance of L'explosante Fixe for three flutes, ensemble, and electronics. Her original compositions appear in the 2006 independent short film Natalie Bonn. Her chamber works have been premiered at the Nemoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space in New York City. Yulia holds a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from the Manhattan School of Music where she was a student of Marya Martin, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Performance and Composition from New York University, where she studied with flutist and composer Robert Dick. Yulia is a freelance flutist, teacher and composer, and leads her own quartet. In addition, she performs with the Marta Gómez Quintet, Fernando Huergo Quintet, Marta Topferova Trio, and Vardan Ovsepian Chamber Ensemble.