About Yulia Berry

About Yulia Berry

Yulia Berry, an accomplished American flutist and teacher of Russian descent, holds a Doctor of Music Arts degree and has over 25 years of continuous performance and teaching experience across the United States, Europe, and Russia.

Currently based in Boston, MA, Yulia manages her successful Yulia Berry’s Flute Studio. Her students actively participate in local festivals, contribute to various community orchestras in the Greater Boston area, and won placements in the New England Conservatory’s Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble and Baroque Ensemble, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (BYSO), Junior and Senior District Festivals, All-State Festival, and the Longy School’s Ensembles and Orchestras.

As the Founder and Artistic Director of the New England Flute Institute, Yulia fosters musical development and performance skills, inspiring artistic excellence in students of all levels. From beginners to emerging professionals, NEFI provides a well-rounded music education, access to learning resources, and opportunities to collaborate with some of today’s leading Flute Artists.

Together with Italian flutist Onorio Zaralli, Yulia co-founded the Web Flute Academy – a global online institution that utilizes cutting-edge e-learning tools, blended with live webinars. Additionally, she is a driving force behind The Babel Flute, an international magazine and community offering the latest flute research, forums, classifieds, a job board, quizzes, games, a shop, and more, with content instantly translated into over 100 languages. In March of 2024, the projects were discontinued due to the founders parting ways.

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From 2012 to 2021, Yulia Berry extended her passion for the flute as the Co-Founder and Sponsor of the Annual Open Flute Competition “Young Virtuoso,” held in her native city Saint-Petersburg, Russia. This event was further supported by the Foundation of Maestro Yuri Temirkanov. The competition was put on hold due to covid19 pandemic.

Since 2017, she has served as the Editor of Chattoir Editorials, an Internet community tailored for artists and musicians. Through this platform, Yulia has conducted interviews and promoted some of today’s most exceptional musicians.

Beyond her musical prowess, Yulia Berry possesses fine computer and programming skills, leading to the creation of numerous websites, digital products, and the popular free mobile app, All About Flute – the first such application for musicians in history. It had been running since 2013 and ceased operations in 2021 when Yulia switched her attention to creating and developing The Babel Flute.

Yulia received her Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) and Master of Music (M.M.) degrees in Flute Performance, Pedagogy and Music Education from the St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov in Russia. She also holds a Bachelor of Music degree with honors (Cum Laude) from the St. Petersburg State College of Music. M.P. Mussorgsky in Flute Performance, Music Education and Orchestral Conducting. Prior that, she graduated from the Mravinsky State Music School.

Her musical journey includes regular solo and chamber group performances at various venues and festivals. From 1999 to 2002, Yulia Berry has shared the stage with the very popular Russian ethno-rock group “Vermicelli Orchestra”. Recent highlights include the Trio Russe concerts and solo performances in Boston.

Yulia Berry’s impact extends beyond her performances; she has had pieces dedicated to her by Romanian-Canadian composer Marius Herea, Italian flutist and composer Onorio Zaralli, and American composer Eugene Magalif.

She has written articles and given presentations on topics related to flute technique, practice strategies, and performance. She also wrote many articles about the connection of the flute with art and the role of the flute in the art and culture of different eras and countries.