International percussionist Gloria Yehilevsky has appeared in solo, chamber and large ensemble settings throughout the United States and Europe. She has performed with the World Percussion Group on its 2017 European tour, including performances and clinics at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Sibelius Academy in Finland, and Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, among others. She has earned top prizes in the Italy Percussive Arts Society (PAS) International Vibraphone and Indiana Day of Percussion Marimba competitions, is a Musical Merit Foundation protégé and won the PAS/Armand Zildjian Percussion Scholarship.
Recent and upcoming performances include venues and festivals such as David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center in New York, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, First United Methodist Church in San Diego, CA, Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN, Festival Ibérico de Música de Badajoz in Spain, Indianapolis Convention Center (PASIC) in Indianapolis, IN and regional PAS days.
Collaborations include the duo Enamta with Taiwanese percussionist Liz Kung, performance art creations with animator Shiyi Li, as well as commissions and premieres of works by Hanna Hartman, Matt Curlee, Wally Gunn, Brian Mason, Brett Copeland, Mattjis van Dijk, Eli Greenhoe, Erin Graham, Alex Howley and Chalcedony Williams. While residing in Birmingham, United Kingdom, she was heard on BBC Radio 3 as part of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s Royal Opening Gala, seen on BBC television with Millenial Percussion, and has performed in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, CBSO Centre and the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Morehead State University where she was recognized as the Outstanding Undergraduate in Music and was a George M. Luckey Honors program scholar. She studied with Brian Mason, Matthew Geiger, Ming-Hui Kuo and Jonathan Sharp. She has studied abroad at Örebro Universitet Musikhögskolan working with Anders Åstrand and Daniel Berg, and attends Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for post-graduate study, working with Adrian Spillett, Toby Kearney, and Alexej Gerassimez. In 2013 & 2014 she was a member of the Santa Clara Vanguard “Jonz” front ensemble under the direction of Paul & Sandi Rennick. Gloria proudly serves the Percussive Arts Society as Secretary of the UK & Ireland Chapter.