…”She is a soloist by nature but also a fine chamber musician always ready for new challenges…”-Hans Pålsson.
Pianist Julia Sigova has established herself as an artist of energy , temperament,a musician with the sence of fine nuances of tone and deep musicality. She is also well known for her interpretation of Russian and Modern music.
Born in Minsk Belarus, Julia started to play piano at the age of 6. After finishing Glinka Music High School in Minsk she was invited to study at the Malmö Academy of Music in Sweden where she also did her Soloist Diploma with prof. Hans Pålsson. Julia also studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki for prof. Juhani Lagerspetz. She continues her education as a soloist under the guidance of prof. Konstantin Bogino in Bergamo and prof.Norma Fisher in London. Julia is also an assistant of Maestro Bogino in Italy.
Julia’s interest for modern music led her to collaborate with many contemporary composers. One of the most interesting projects is called”Piano Marathon”. It was developed to support an acoustic piano and was supported by Steinway&Sons among others.
Julia has made several recordings for different contexts.One example is Jubilee CD “Sounds of Lund University” where she recorded the piece by the Swedish composer Hans Gefors. She also made interviews and recordings for Swedish Radio that have been broadcasted in Sweden and abroad.
Since 2008 Julia has been collaborating with the international soloist,trumpet player and conductor Håkan Hardenberger . They have successfully performed in Scandinavia and Europe including “La Biennale” in Venice.
Julia has also been invited to participate at the most prestigious international festivals such as “Britt Music Festival”(USA),Yamaha International Festival and London Master Classes(UK),”Citta di Lucca”(Italy), Båstad Chamber Music Festival and Connect Festival in Sweden. She has been played for such renowned musician as Norma Fisher, Alexander Tutunov, Jerome Lowenthal and Peter Donohoe.
Julia regularly performs with the leading Swedish orchestras. Conductors with whom she has had pleasure to perform with including Marc Soustrot,Mattew Rowe,Mats Rondin and many others.
Julia has won many awards and scholarships.In 2008 she was awarded a scholarship as the Best Female pianist in the Öresund region. And in 2011 she was chosen as the Best Female Artist in Sweden by Fredrika Bremmer Federation.
Besides her solo career Julia also find the time for teaching. Her student are regularly invited to participate at festivals in Sweden and abroud. Some of them have won international competitions.
Juila is an ambassador for Yamaha piano.