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May 5, 2023

Embassy of Bulgaria

Julia Angelov (violin)

Julia Angelov

Bulgarian-Japanese violinist Julia Angelov has appeared with numerous American orchestras including the National Philharmonic at Strathmore, the U.S. Army Band Orchestra, the Arlington Philharmonic, and the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. Abroad, she has performed with the Eurasia Chamber Orchestra in Berlin, the Kaluga Symphony and Kostroma Symphony Orchestras in Russia.

Angelov has performed solo works at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, and Merkin Concert Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York. In her native Washington DC, she has performed at the National Gallery of Art, the Washington National Cathedral, and at numerous diplomatic embassies. She had the honor of performing at a gala for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union at the Ronald Reagan Building. She was also a featured performer at a private salon concert for Maxim Vengerov hosted by the Russian Ambassador and Washington Performing Arts. More recently, she performed on the Kennedy Center’s broadcast “NSO@Home,” and was an Artist in Residence as part of the inaugural Ensemble in Residence of the Heifetz Institute Music Institute. In the spring of 2022, she had a recital debut at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall presented by Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York and the St. Cyril and St. Methodius International Foundation.

Angelov has also won competitions including the Music Teachers National Association’s (MTNA) National Strings Competition, the Friday Morning Music Club (FMMC) Gustave N. Johansen Jr. Strings Competition, and the Washington Performing Arts’ Joseph and Goldie Feder Memorial String Competition. Most recently, she was a semifinalist in the 2021 Windsor International Strings Competition, and the 2020 Young Concert Artists (YCA) International Auditions. She has won the Amadeus Concerts Emerging Artist Scholarship and the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation Scholarship, and from 2015 to 2019 was a Milka Violin Scholar by the Markow Totevy Foundation.

Angelov’s summers are spent participating and performing at festivals. She has attended the Kronberg Academy Violin Masterclasses, the Pablo Casals Festival of France, Vladimir Spivakov Foundation “Moscow Meets Friends” Festival in Russia, and the Heifetz International Music Institute where she has also been invited on off-season tours. She has also performed in masterclasses with Hillary Hahn, James Ehnes, Arabella Steinbacher, Mihaela Martin, and Kirill Troussov.

Angelov currently studies at the Colburn Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Robert Lipsett. Before attending Colburn, she studied with Aaron Rosand, Christina Khimm-Rosand, Nurit Bar-Josef, and Olga Khroulevitch.

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