Sigrid Kuulmann “Works for Solo Violin”
Solo-CD of violinist Sigrid Kuulmann, includes works by Bach, Paganini and Ysaÿe.
Estonian Record Productions 2010
1.-5. Johann Sebastian Bach. Partita No 2 in D minor
6. Niccolò Paganin. Nel cor più non mi sento – Introduction, Theme and Variations on Paisiello’s La Molinara, Op 38
7. Eugéne Ysaÿe. Sonata in D minor “Ballade”, Op 27 No 3
8. Eugéne Ysaÿe. Sonata in E major, Op 27 No 6
is one of the most distinguished violin players. S. Kuulmann has finished Tallinn Music High School and Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT, Prof. Tiiu Peäske). She has furthered her skills in London Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Düsseldorf Robert Schumann Hochschule in the violin class of maestro David Oistrahh’s student Prof. Rosa Fain. Her playing has been guided by, among others, professors Igor Bezrodny, Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Michaela Martin, Pavel Vernikov, Yfrah Neaman and Jüri Gerretz and her studies have been supported by Corporation of London, British Council Baltic States, Deutscher Akademischer Austauchdienst and Cultural Endowment of Estonia. S. Kuulmann-Martin is the laureate-prize winner of the H. Eller Violin Competition as well as many other competitions, she has performed as a soloist and a chamber musician in many European countries and in Scandinavia. She has received special recognition for playing Estonian composers’, especially E. Tubin’s works. She has been the first one to perform such pieces in Estonia as Lutoslawski Partita, Berio Sequenza VIII, Virkhaus Violin Concerto No. 2, Bizet-Waxman “Carmen-Fantasia” etc. Her repertoire includes most of the major violin concerts, sonatas and virtuoso pieces from baroque to contemporary. S. Kuulmann-Martin has done several recordings for Estonian Public Broadcasting (EPB), including Sibelius Violin Concert with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. In cooperation with ERR and Estonian Record Productions many CD-s have been completed, the last one in 2012 featuring Eduard Tubin’s violin music with pianist Marko Martin. S. Kuulmann-Martin is a scholar of The Association of Estonian Professional Musicians, Cultural Endowment of Estonia and PLMF since 2007. She is a PhD student of musical interpretation in EAMT (2014, Prof. Mari Tampere-Bezrodny) and she is also working there as a professor.