In July, 2000, she performed alongside Altamiro Carrilho at the Teatro Municipal in São Paulo, in a gala concert celebrating his career. She has also performed in the U.S. and Brazil with pianist Maria Teresa Madeira, including a special invitation performance for the U.S. Embassy in Brasília.
Since 1997 she has been performing with Brazilian guitarist/vocalist, Paulinho Garcia in the duo, Dois no Choro which has produced 3 CD’s: Carinhoso, Juntos (2002 Jazzmin), Asa Branca (2008 Laughing Buddha Music). The latter two CDs received Special Assistance Grants from the Illinois Arts Council. Juntos has the special participation of Altamiro Carrilho and Maria Teresa Madeira. ” Chorinho pra Nós,” an original by Paulinho Garcia on Juntos received an honorable mention in the 2001 “Chorando No Rio” competition for new choro compositions and was the only U.S. entry.
In 2007 she and her musical partners, pianist Rick Ferguson and clarinetist, Wagner Campos, formed the Ondas Ensemble, a chamber music ensemble specializing in new and historic works by composers with ties to the Americas. Ondas has performed annually for the Chicago Latino Music Festival since its inception in 2008.
Dr. Koidin is a frequent contributor of articles and reviews to Flute Talk Magazine as well as the National Flute Association’s Flutist Quarterly. In April 2003, she was featured on the cover of Flute Talk for her work in Brazil and with Fulbright. In 2011, the Luso-Brazilian Review published her article based on her 2006 doctoral dissertation, “Benedicto Lacerda and the ‘Golden Age’ of Choro Flute-Playing.” (For more information, click on “Publications” tab above).
Koidin holds both her doctorate (DM) and master’s (MMus) degrees in flute performance from Northwestern University, and a BMus in flute performance from the University of Illinois. She has studied with Walfrid Kujala and Richard Graef (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), and Alexander Murray (formerly of the London Symphony). and has studied privately or in masterclasses with Paula Robison, Michel Debost, Donald Peck, Carol Wincenc, Arnold Jacobs, David Shostac, Keith Underwood, William Bennett and Kate Lucas.
In her free time, Julie Koidin is an avid tango dance enthusiast, and her main dance teachers have been in Brazil – Marcelo Martins and Laure and Luciano in Rio.