Jully Tomoko Yamamoto, born and raised in Brazil, began her studies in the São Paulo School of Music and the São Paulo Municipal School.
In 2007, Jully started her undergraduate viola studies under the guidance of Renato Bandel, Tânia Campos e Marcelo Jaffe. In 2018, she got her Artist Certificate from Azusa Pacific University under the guidance of Gina Coletti and Jonathan Moerschel. Jully later went on to receive two Performance Certificates from La Sierra University in 2020 and 2021 for viola and chamber music, respectively, while studying with Ken Aiso.
As a teacher, Jully was the musical coordinator of a project called NDO - Development Nucleus for Orchestra. She has taught violin and viola in-studio class settings for children between 6 and 17 years old, in addition to teaching private lessons.
In 2011, Jully was appointed as the violist of the Oliver Toni String Quartet, and with this group, she received the Revelation Award granted by the Ariana String Quartet. The group was invited to be the resident quartet at the PRIMA project, founded and directed by Alex Klein, former principal oboe of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. During this time, all quartet members taught both private and group lessons for children and teenagers in eleven different cities, focusing on strings, chamber music, and orchestra.
Currently residing in Riverside, CA, Jully is an active and sought-after violist, regularly playing a variety of gigs in both chamber and large ensembles.