Julia Kalu

Birth Place: Soviet Union

Education: M.M. at Manhattan School of Music

 

One World Symphony Bass Trombone

1. Are any of your family members musicians? If so, what do they do?
No.

2. What has been the highlight of your One World Symphony career to date?
Performing "The Rite of Spring"

3. What would you say is your favourite piece of music?
At the moment (other than Rufus Wainwright's music) Carmina Burana

4. What's your favorite moment with One World Symphony?
Listening to One World Symphony performing Brahms First Symphony during a tacit movement for the trombones and thinking: 'this is why I enjoy music, why I wanted to be a musician,' rather then 'ok, this gig should put another x amount of dollars into my bank account'

...And the worst moment (if any)?
None

5. What music do you listen to in the car or subway?
Rufus Wainwright

6. What is your favourite drink?
Coffee

7. When you do have some free time, how do you relax?
Bike/run

8. Why do you continue to perform with One World Symphony when you can perform with other ensembles that would offer more financial benefits?
I dropped a union gig to play the "The Rite of Spring" with One World because the musicians of One World are overall much better musicians and pleasant.

9. If you had the oppotunity to time travel, when and where would you prefer to live? Why?
Germany or Canada. Good coffee, clean cities, slower pace, lots of greenery, friendlier people.

10. If you weren't a musician what would you be?
Computer programmer or engineer

11. Why would you recommend to other musicians and public to participate with One World Symphony?
Good repertoire performed well.

12. What are your hobbies?
Outdoor activies -- run/bike, read, search for the perfect cup of coffee.