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Julia Goryuchkina

Julia is a pianist, composer, and film scholar from St.Petersburg, Russia. She attended New England Conservatory of Music in the 1990s where she was an enthusiastic follower of a celebrated pianist Ran Blake and his “Third Stream” philosophy (now known as Contemporary Improvisation). After intensive private studies with Mr. Blake, Julia went on studying jazz piano and film music composition at the Berklee College of Music.

Among her mentors there, she names pianist Ray Santisi, saxophonist Fred Lipsius, and film composer Michael Rendish as most influential in her development as an artist and composer. After graduating from Berklee with Bachelors in Film Scoring, Ms. Goryuchkina lived and worked in South America. In Argentina, she has lectured and taught at the prestigious Escuela de Música de Buenos Aires (EMBA), which is known to have hosted Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Keith Jarrett, and other world-renowned artists. In Buenos Aires, Julia was also active as a professional composer, scoring several short films by Argentine filmmakers. She was a guest at several radio programs and a TV Show Todas Las Músicas – La Música, with a forum on music in the films of Alfred Hitchcock.

In the US, Julia’s primary focus is in music composition. Since her return to Boston, she has created multiple works for concert hall, including numerous pieces for solo piano, compositions for contemporary jazz and new-age ensembles, and was involved in several independent and larger scale film scoring projects. Since 1995, Ms. Goryuchkina has lectured and taught at the New England Conservatory of Music, TUFTS University, and Berklee College of Music. She is currently a faculty at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts where she teaches cinema and film music in the Department of Visual and Media Arts.

In 2001, Julia released an album entitled Little Martha Did It Again, featuring all original stylistically diverse new-age compositions inspired by the works of Russian literature and the music of Sergei Prokofiev, Kurt Weil, Nino Rota, and other notable composers for screen and concert hall. This unique album was recorded and mastered at the Newbury Sound Studio and is available for listening and purchase on

Julia’s new album, TheatreWorks, has been released in June 2010. It is comprised of several original compositions, which bring together the elements of classical, jazz, and, ambient music. TheatreWorks was recorded by Dan Cantor of Notable Productions, Watertown, Massachusetts. It was mixed and mastered by Guilherme Vaz of Estúdio Soma, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The album features performances by Todd Brunel (clarinet and soprano saxophone), John Baboian (guitar), Scott Barnum (bass), Alexis Gavras (guitar), and Scott Goulding (drums and percussion). It is available for purchase from CDBaby. Several tracks are available for your enjoyment on

During her professional career as composer and performer, Julia has collaborated with the following musicians and artists:
Brian Bender, Misha and Alexei Tsiganov (a.k.a. The Tsiganov Brothers), Chris Fujiwara, Martin Case, Inna Kemmerzehl, Yuval Cohen, Chris Lavender, Chinara Sharshenova, Scott Barnum, Andreas Brade, Cem Mutlu, Vladan Milenkovic, Milan Kohout, Oli Bott, Daniel Kovacich, Dan Cantor, Guilherme Vaz, John Baboian, Todd Brunel (of Clarinet Conspiracy), Scott Goulding, Alexis Gavras, and many others.

Julia lives in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband Albert.