Estonian violinist SIGRID KUULMANN is a laureate of several international violin competitions and has been awarded prizes especially for her performances of Estonian music.
As a soloist she worked together with conductors Nikolai Alekseyev, Andrei Tchistyakov, Mikhail Leontjev, Gregory Rose, Nicholas Smith, Tõnu Kalam, Neeme Järvi, Andres Mustonen, Tõnu Kaljuste, Jüri Alperten, Nicholas Smith, Gregory Rose, a. o. She is dedicated to perform rare and new repertoire (Partita by Lutoslawski, Sequenza VIII by Berio, Violin Concerto by Virkhaus etc.). She is also a passionate chamber music player and a founder member of Trio Hemeïs. With Estonian Record Productions she has made several CDs.
Sigrid Kuulmann graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf with renowned professors Tiiu Peäske, Yfrah Neaman and Rosa Fain. She obtained PhD at the EAMT, with Kristel Pappel and Mari Tampere-Bezrodny.
Currently she works as a member and substitute 3rd concertmaster at The Estonian National Opera and teaches at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.
Sigrid Kuulmann is honoured to play a very fine violin made by Giovanni Floreno Guidante, from 1751, Bologna, Italy.