Recently awarded the 2011 “Young Artist of the Year” by the National Critics Association of Music and Drama in Greece, and recipient of the Triandi Career Grant as well as the Tassos Prassopoulos Foundation Award, Greek violinist Areta Zhulla (Αρετή Ζούλα) is quickly establishing herself as a compelling artist. Ms. Zhulla has performed extensively as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and Asia, at many renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, Auditorium du Louvre, Alice Tully Hall, Kennedy Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and National Arts Centre of Canada. Ms. Zhulla made her Megaron Hall debut in Athens in 2010, performing under the baton of legendary French conductor Michel Plasson and the Athens State Symphony Orchestra. Other recent engagements include solo performances with the Camerata Orchestra of Greece, Westchester Philharmonic, Kenosha Symphony, and the State Symphony of Thessalonica.
From 2012-2015 Ms. Zhulla will perform with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as a Chamber Music Society Two Artist. For two seasons, Ms. Zhulla was a member of the LK String Quartet, which was praised by The Washington Post for “warm tone, elegant finish, a vivid engagement with the scores’ drama and ensemble that was tight as a drum.” She has performed with legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Rose Theater at Lincoln Center. Other collaborations include performances with Pinchas Zukerman, Orli Shaham, Donald Weilerstein, Paul Katz, and the Cavani String Quartet. Ms. Zhulla has appeared in such music festivals as Music@Menlo, The Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop, Kneisel Hall, and Pinchas Zukerman’s Young Artists Program in Canada, and has studied for seven summers at the Perlman Music Program Summer School.
Ms. Zhulla holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Juilliard School in New York City, where she studied with Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho, and was a recipient of the Vergotis Scholarship. Other teachers include Pinchas Zukerman and Lefter Zhulla.