Jully Yamamoto

Born in Brazil, Jully Tomoko Yamamoto began her studies in the São Paulo School of Music and the São Paulo Municipal School. In 2007, she started her undergraduate viola studies under the guidance of Renato Bandel, Tânia Campos, and Marcelo Jaffe. In 2018, she got her Artist Certificate under the guidance of Gina Coletti and Jonathan Moerschel at Azusa Pacific University. As a teacher, she was the Musical Coordinator of a project called NDO - Development Nucleus for Orchestra. Also, as a violin and viola teacher she gave studio classes for children ranging 6 to 17 years old, along with private lessons in violin and viola. 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 ensemble was invited to be the resident quartet at the PRIMA project, founded and directed by Alex Klein, 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 string repertoire for chamber music and orchestra. Jully currently studies under Ken Aiso in the Performance Certificate Program at La Sierra University.