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Sigrid Kuulmann (Violin)

Born: Estonia

The Estonian violinist, Sigrid Kuulmann, started her violin studies at the age of 7. She studied at the Estonian Academy of Music graduating in 1997, and continued her studies at the the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, at the David Oistrakh Music Academy, and at Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf. Her teachers include Tiiu Peäske, Yfrah Neaman and Rosa Fain, a former pupil of David Oistrakh. She has taken part in master-classes with Igor Bezrodny, Michaela Martin and Dmitry Sitkovetsky. She is a laureate of Heino Eller International Violin Competition in Tallinn and is gaining further accolades for her performances of Estonian music, especially in Eduard Tubin’s works. She has also won award from international competition in Germany

Sigrid Kuulmann has performed as a soloist with most Estonian orchestras as well as Kuopio City Orchestra, and has appeared as a soloist with conductors Neeme Järvi, Andres Mustonen, Andrei Chistyakov, Gregory Rose, Nicholas Smith etc. She has given recitals in England, Germany, Scandinavia, and Estonia, and has participated as a soloist in Europäisches Musikfest Münsterland and Internationales Klassikfestival im Allgäu Oberstdorfis in Germany, as well as many Estonian music festivals. She gave the Estonia premieres of works as Partita by Lutoslawski, Sequenza VIII by Luciano Berio, Violin Concerto No 2 by Virkhaus. She has been broadcasted and recorded by Estonian Radio and TV. In 2007 she was awarded the Neeme Järvi award for young artists.

“From the first moment I heard her I realized that there was an uncommonly talented violinist, with individuality, temperament, performing personality and imaginative musicality...” - Professor Yfrah Neaman

Source: ERP Music Website; Tallinn Chamber Music Festival (August 2007)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2010)

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