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Indira Rahmatulla





Born in a family of musicians, Indira began her cello studies with her parents. A graduate of the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, Indira studied with Vagram Saradjian in Houston, Ronald Leonard in Los Angeles and after with Jean-Guihen Queyras completing her Masters Studies and Soloist Diploma in Freiburg, Germany.  Her chamber music studies Indira did as a part of  Trio Areti at the Instituto de Musica de Camara de Reina Sofia de Madrid under Ralf Gothoni. In addition Indira did her Baroque Cello studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis under Christophe Coin. 


Indira has won numerous prizes in prestigious international competitions, including Aram Khachaturian International Cello Competition in Armenia, Luis Sigall International Cello Competition in Chile and Pasadena Showcase Instrumental Competition in Los Angeles, California. 

As a soloist she has performed with the Orchestras around the world among which are Armenian State Orchestra in Yerevan, National Symphony Orchestra of Santiago de Chile, American Youth Symphony, Torrance Symphony Orchestra in LA, Bilkent Symphony, Bursa State Symphony Orchestra in Turkey and Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. 


As a chamber musician, Indira has performed in collaboration with many leading artists such as Menahem Pressler, Paul Coletti, Sergio Azzolini, Alexander Melnikov and Boris Garlitsky and has been mentored by outstanding musicians among which are Arnold Steinhardt, Eldar Nebolsin, Ferenc Rados and Tabea Zimmermann. Indira was a fellow at the VillaMusica foundation in Rheinland-Pfalz.


Since 2015, Indira is a member of  Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne in Switzerland and frequently performs with the Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble under Thomas Hengelbrock, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Kammerorchester Basel. 


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