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Julie Koidin, Flute

Julie Koidin has had extensive travels to Brazil and Argentina, researching the music of both countries. In August 2010, British flutist Trevor Wye invited her to do a presentation on Brazilian choro in Manchester, England as part of the British Flute Society’s bi-annual convention.  In 2016 Julie hosted and produced "A Joyful Cry: Brazil's Choro Music" for the WFMT Radio Network.   This was the first internationally-broadcast radio documentary about choro and was broadcast in honor the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

In 2002 she received the top position in both the U.S. and Brazil for a Fulbright Lecture-Research Grant. She has taught extensively in Brazil – at the Federal Universities of Rio (UNIRIO), Natal, Brasília, Recife, and in various festivals including FEMUSICA, the International Winter Festival of Domingos Martins and Brasília’s International Summer Festival. Julie has also received 7 other Fulbright Grants – Norway (2005), New Zealand (2006), Serbia (2008), Sweden (2011), Brazil (2014 & 2015), Ecuador (2016) and Colombia (2019).

Prior to Tempero Brasileiro, Julie performed with Paulinho Garcia and Heitor Garcia in Dois no Choro.  Together they recorded 3 CDs: Carinhoso (1999), Juntos (Jazzmin Records, 2002) and Asa Branca (Laughing Buddha Music, 2008). Juntos was on the first round nominations in two categories for the 2003 Latin Grammy Awards, and both Juntos and Asa Branca received Special Assistance Awards from the Illinois Arts Council.


Julie received her doctorate and master’s degrees from Northwestern University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.