Juliya Kuzmina

violinist-violist/ Russia

Trained in the Russian violin tradition, a graduate of the Novosibirsk State Conservatory, Julia made her solo debut at the age 7. In Novosibirsk she studied under the tutelage of the prominent professor Marina Kuzina-Koifman.

As soloist and an experienced orchestral musician, Julia has performed with orchestras for diverse and distinguished audiences worldwide, including major venues in South Korea, China, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, and, in the United States, at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. 

Julia is a winner of top prizes in numerous national and international competitions, including the West-Siberia-East (2015, 2018), the national competition of young ensemble music performers Siberian Musical Assemblies (2013) and the World Art Games (2020) International Music Competition. Also, she has been invited to participate in the Trans-Siberian Art Festival, founded and led by the renowned violinist Vadim Repin, in 2016 and 2017, and in XII & XIII International Violin Music Festival. 

As orchestral musician, Julia served as first violinist in the Symphony Orchestra of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater (2018 to 2021), guest artist of the Khakass Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, assistant principal of the Variety Orchestra of Novosibirsk State Philharmonic, as a member of the string ensemble “Bright Bows”, as a soloist with Collegium Musicum Orchestra in New Jersey, and as concertmaster of Temple University Opera Orchestra. 

Since the fall 2021 Julia has been pursuing her Artist Diploma from Temple University on full scholarship, in an international class of Professor Eduard Schmieder.  This is her first season with iPalpiti.