Biography

Gyuli Kambarova is a classically trained pianist and composer graduated from the prestigious Rostov State Rakhmaninov Conservatory (Russia). There she received two Masters’ of Music with honors in Piano Performance and Music Composition.

 

She began her career in Southern Russia where she was composing, performing and teaching. Gyuli's works started to be acknowledged across the area and widely performed in graduate recitals and concerts, and soon spread across the country. For her contribution to contemporary music she was accepted to the Union of Dagestan Composers and later to the Union of Russian Composers. After moving to the United States in 2010, Gyuli started developing her career in Louisville area and across the country. She has performed numerous times at the University of Louisville School of Music, Youth Performing Arts School, Louisville Academy of Music, libraries, nursing homes, churches, and other venues in Kentuckiana as a pianist and composer collaborating with many great musicians and dancers. Besides performing and composing, Gyuli is a very gifted educator with more than 20 years of teaching experience. Her students have won International, National, and Regional piano and composer competitions demonstrating high professional level of both students and the teacher.

 

Some of Gyuli's achievements are: finalist of the prestigious International Antonin Dvorak Composition Competition (Prague, Czech Republic), winner of the competition "Fifteen-Minutes-Of-Fame: Re-Imagining Shubert" (New York, USA). She won the First Place Laureate of the International Composer Competition named after S. Prokofiev (Chelyabinsk, Russia), “Best Jazz Track” by International Music Contest (CA, USA), “Best Film Score – Soundtrack” by Cult Critic Movie Award (Kolkata, India), “Best Soundtrack” by Los Angeles Film Awards (CA, USA). Gyuli is a recipient of an annual award “Commissioned Composer” of 2019 by Kentucky Music Teachers Association (KY, USA) and winner of the Annual Concert by International Alliance for Women in Music (Washington D.C., USA).

 

Gyuli Kambarova has developed a unique voice in her compositions; her works incorporate an incredible mixture of Eastern sounds and classical techniques. Her technical prowess enables her to write a wide range of music, of various styles and instruments.

 

Gyuli has released four CDs: “Dreams” (2014), “My Way” (2016), Memories” (2018), and “Unchained” (2021). They include her own instrumental music that covers different styles: classical, romantic, jazz, contemporary, and cinematic. In addition to that, Gyuli composed music for two documentaries by Anna Barsukova (Russia) “You Are Not Alone!” (2017) and “Voice for Voiceless” (2019).

 

She currently resides in Louisville, KY where she continues to compose, teach, perform across the country, and direct her own private music studio “PianissiMore.”