Gloria YehilevskyBirmingham, GB
A vibrant and enthusiastic performer, Gloria Yehilevsky has performed internationally in a wide range of settings from solo appearances through chamber and large ensemble settings inside and outside the concert hall. She believes in music’s ability to communicate through unique, immersive, and intellectual ways, and aims to spread this message through every endeavor.
Most recently, Gloria appeared as an artist with the World Percussion Group directed by Maraca2 in its 2017 northern European tour. She has participated and placed in numerous competitions: 2nd prize in the Italy PAS International Vibraphone Competition, winner of one of Musical Merit Foundation’s scholarship awards, and 2nd prize in the 2017 Indiana Day of Percussion Marimba Competition. Gloria is committed to serving the percussion community as an active Percussive Arts Society member and volunteer (current UK & Ireland Chapter Secretary, former Student Delegate for Kentucky Chapter), and to contributing to the development and understanding of new music through research (Morehead State University Undergraduate Research Fellow 2015-2017, Perspectives on Guided Improvisation). Her primary teachers have included Brian Mason, Anders Åstrand, Daniel Berg, and Matthew Geiger, and she is currently based in Birmingham, UK attending Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, under Head of Department Adrian Spillett.
Previously submitted for PAS/Armand Zildjian scholarship, includes examples of a variety of solo playing (marimba, multi/set up percussion, and snare drum)
YKJUR – Quartet
Live performance in Tallinn, Estonia from the 2017 World Percussion Group tour of Ykjur, quartet by Geir Rafnsson.
Concertante – Maki Ishii
Performance as a member of Millenial Percussion with members of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra percussion section accompanying soloist Yu-Tzu Kung in Maki Ishii’s masterwork. This was performed and recorded in the CBSO Centre in Birmingham, UK.