WORKS FOR SOLO VIOLIN
Bach, Paganini, Ysaÿe
Sigrid Kuulmann, viiul
“From the first moment I heard her I realized that there was an uncommonly talented violinist, with individuality, temperament, performing personality and imaginative musicality…” (Prof Yfrah Neaman)
|Johann Sebastian Bach||Partita No 2 in D minor, BWV 1004|
|6||Niccolò Paganini||Nel cor più non mi sento – Introduction, Theme and Variations on Paisiello’s La Molinara, Op 38, MS 44||14:38|
|7||Eugéne Ysaÿe||Sonata in D minor “Ballade”, Op 27 No 3||7:01|
|8||Eugéne Ysaÿe||Sonata in E major, Op 27 No 6||7:58|
Performed by: Sigrid Kuulmann (violin)
Recorded in Dec 2006 in the studio of Estonian Public Broadcasting
Engineered by Maido Maadik / ERR
Liner notes compiled and edited by Inna Kivi and Tiina Jokinen
Design by Regina Kari and Mart Kivisild
Co-produced by Peeter Vähi
Special thanks: Association of Estonian Professional Musicians, Estonian Cultural Endowment, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Estonian Broadcasting Corporation, Pille Lill Music Fund
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Sigrid Kuulmann started her violin studies at the age of seven. She studied at the Estonian Academy of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, 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 masterclasses with Igor Bezrodny, Michaela Martin and Dmitry Sitkovetsky.
Sigrid Kuulmann 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 Estonia-premièred Partita by Lutoslawski, Sequenza VIII by Berio, Violin Concerto No 2 by Virkhaus. She has performed as a soloist with conductors Neeme Järvi, Andres Mustonen, Andrei Chistyakov, Gregory Rose, Nicholas Smith etc, and given recitals in England, Germany, Scandinavia and Estonia. Sigrid Kuulmann has been broadcasted and recorded by Estonian Radio and TV.
… reljeefsed kulminatsioonid erakordse poeesia taustal /…/ sean selle märgiliseks meie kammermuusika elus… (Toomas Velmet, Sirp, 20.06.08, Estonia, whole article)
… Sigrid Kuulmann esitas tõsise väljakutse meie viiulikunstnikele /…/ kontsert, mis võiks saada etaloniks ka järgmistele… (Toomas Velmet, Sirp, 07.07.06, Estonia, whole article)
Tekkis küsimus, kas sellele šarmantsele noorele daamile leidubki praegu meil viiulimängijate seas vastast. Tundus, et ka orkester oli solisti lummuses… (Toivo Peäske, Sirp, 13.08.04, Estonia, whole article)