(Please see “Schedule” for detailed list of activities including times and dates).
December 2016: Julie Koidin and Choro de Lá pra Cá to give concerts in Natal, Brazil.
Summer 2016: Julie Koidin served her 7th Fulbright grant in Cuenca, Ecuador, teaching at the José Maria Rodriguez Conservatory. Julie is now the host of “A Joyful Cry: Brazil’s Choro Music” broadcast nationally/internationally by the WFMT Radio Network and its affiliate stations.
Summer 2015: Julie Koidin will spend the summer in Brazil on the second part of her two part Fulbright Grant. She will be based in Salvador, Bahia conducting research on choro for her second book as well as for her Choro Radio Project.
Spring 2015: Julie Koidin along with her new group from Natal, Brazil – Choro de Lá pra Cá – completed their first U.S. tour. From March 2-15 they performed 11 concerts in the Chicago area, Cleveland and in Madison, Wisconsin. One of their concerts included a fund-raising event for Julie’s nationally/internationally syndicated Choro Radio Project that she is producing with WFMT Radio Network. Please click here for more information on this project.
Summer 2014: Julie Koidin received her 6th Fulbright Grant – a lecture/research grant to Brazil. She taught at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, performed in the International Music Festival of Campina Grande, and researched choro for her second book and national radio documentary.
August 2013: Julie Koidin to perform with Dois no Choro and give a presentation on Benedito Lacerda at the National Flute Association Convention in New Orleans. Julie also released her book, “Choro Conversations: Pursuing Life, Love and Brazil’s Musical Identity” (Fremont, Ca.: Global Choro Music, 2013), and performed with Paulinho Garica/Dois no Choro in Birmingham, Alabama.
August 2012: Julie Koidin gave masterclasses at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (Natal, Brazil) and performed a recital with pianist, Durval Cesetti.
July 2012: Julie Koidin performed at the Centro Cultural Justiça Federal (Rio de Janeiro)with Swedish guitarists, Björn Bergek and Jonathan Bougt; performed with Rogerio Souza and Ronaldo do Bandolim at the Arlequim Livraria (Rio de Janeiro); and taught at the Festival de Inverno de Domingos Martins (Espirito Santos, Brazil).
June 2012: Julie Koidin presented her book “Os Sorrisos do Choro” at the Rio Loco Festival/Choro Encounter in Toulouse, France; and gave concerts with David Johnson (violin) in Cologne, Germany.
August 2011: Julie Koidin performed in “Maria de Buenos Aires,” Piazzolla’s only opera – at the Chicago Cultural Center – Preston Bradley Hall.
July & August 2011: Julie Koidin received her 5th Fulbright Award – to teach and perform at the Flöjtmani Summer Course at the Musikhögskolan Ingesund in Arvika, Sweden.
June & July 2011: Julie Koidin released her first book, Os Sorrisos do Choro (São Paulo: Choro Music, 2011). Tour included masterclasses at FAMES, Vitoria, Espirito Santos, performances in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and masterclasses and performances in Brasília, Campos dos Goytacazes and Paraty. For full schedule see “Schedule” Tab on this website.
August 2010: Julie Koidin presents choro at the British Flute Society Convention, Manchester, England
June 2010: Julie Koidin teaches and performs concert in Vitoria, Espirto Santos, Brazil and performs at IBEU in Rio de Janeiro with Maria Teresa Madeira, piano and Paulo Sergio Santos, clarinet
May 2010: Julie Koidin gives concerts in Köln, Germany with violinist, David Johnson and pianist, Sam Hogarth.
September -October 2009: Ondas performs as part of the Chicago Latino Music Festival. Program – Tribute to Heitor Villa-Lobos. Performances include WFMT radio, SPACE, and University of Illinois – Chicago.
February 2009: “Tango Residency” with Daniel Binelli, bandoneon, Polly Ferman, piano, and Tiempo Tango Chicago dancers Ramona Nita and Daniel Noce at Millikin University, Decatur, IL.
December 2008: Julie Koidin receives fourth Fulbright Grant – teaches and performs in Belgrade and Novi Sad, Serbia.
October 2008: Julie Koidin performed as part of the Chicago Latino Music Festival – various performances including as soloist (performing Paquito D’Rivera’s Danzon flute concerto) with the Millennium Chamber Orchestra, and at Lyon & Healy with harpist Maria Luisa Rayan. Other concerts included WFMT radio, and in a combined program of the Ondas and MAVerick ensembles.
September 2008: Julie Koidin performed with Ondas and guest Orbert Davis, trumpet – the premiere of Elbio Barialari’s “Lincolniana” at the Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL. Broadcast on WFMT.
July 2008: Julie Koidin performed and taught in Domingos Martins, Espirito Santos Brazil for the 15th Annual Winter Music Festival. Performances included those with Paulo Sergio Santos, clarinet.
May 2008: Julie Koidin performed with Ondas at the Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL.
July 2007: Julie Koidin performed and taught in Vitoria, Espirito Santos, Brazil. Performance at Carlos Gomez Theatre with Carne de Gato, Sergio Alvares and pianist, Fernanda Canaud.
July 2007: Julie Koidin performed and taught at the First Seminar of Choruses and Orchestras in Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
March 2007: Both Dois no Choro and Tiempo Tango accepted to the Illinois Arts Council’s Artstour Roster.
October 2006: Julie Koidin recieved her third Fulbright Grant (Senior Specialist) to teach and perform in New Zealand at the University of Auckland and the University of Waikato.
July 2006: Femusica Festival in Campos de Goytacazes, RJ
August 2006: Performed in the Twelfth International Cello Festival in Rio de Janiero, RJ with I Musici Montreal, Fernanda Canaud (piano-Brazil), David Johnson (violin – Cologne, Germany), Peter Marsh (violin – USA), among others.
June 2006: Julie Koidin received her doctorate in flute performance from Northwestern. Dissertation: “Benedicto Lacerda and the ‘Golden Age’ of Choro Flute Playing.”
Fall 2005: Publication in the Flutist Quarterly.
July 2005: Femusica Festival in Campos de Goytacazes, RJ
August 2005: Performed in the Eleventh International Cello Festival in Rio de Janiero, RJ with Maria Teresa Madeira (piano-Brazil), David Johnson (violin – Cologne, Germany), Fred Pot (cello – Amsterdam), Helen Tucker (viola – Brazil), among others.
She performed Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major RV 783 with the Volta Redondo String Orchestra in the famous Sala Cecilia Meireles Concert Hall.