23.05.2024 18:00 / Narva Castle

Event overview

May 23, 2024, at 19:00 Narva Castle, Reconditorium Hall

"Violin Virtuosos"

Sigrid Kuulmann (violin, Estonia)Kristina Kriit (violin, Estonia)


  • Works by composers: E. Mägi, E. Seppar, E. Tubin, J.S. Bach, H. Wieniawski, E. Schulhoff

Sigrid Kuulmann: Sigrid Kuulmann's numerous awards and recognitions include the ERSO and ETV prizes at the "Con Brio" performer competition organized by Eesti Kontsert (1999), the laureate title at the Heino Eller International Violin Competition (2001), and the Neeme Järvi Young Musician Prize for the performance of Eduard Tubin's works (2004).

Sigrid has performed as a soloist in Europe, the Middle East, and South America, as well as with Estonian orchestras (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the National Opera "Estonia", Vanemuine Theatre Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, and others).

Sigrid's recorded performance of Sibelius' Violin Concerto with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra is preserved in the archives of Estonian National Broadcasting (ERR). In collaboration with ERR and Estonian Record Productions, several CDs have been released, including a solo album with works by Bach, Paganini, and Ysaÿe (2010) and an album with music by Tubin (2012).

Sigrid Kuulmann studied at Tallinn Music High School, the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, and furthered her skills at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf. Her teachers included renowned educators such as Tiiu Peäske, Jüri Gerrets, Yfrah Neaman, and Rosa Fain. In 2014, she earned her doctoral degree at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre under the supervision of Mari Tampere. In addition to her busy schedule as a soloist and chamber musician, Sigrid Kuulmann is also a lecturer at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.

Kristina Kriit: Kristina Kriit graduated with a master's degree from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (2004, Prof. Mari Tampere-Bezrodny) and took advanced courses with Prof. Igor Bezrodny (1995-97), as well as master classes with Herman Krebbers and Keiko Wataya. She also studied at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg (2001-2002, Prof. Hermann Kienzl).

Kristina has participated in many international competitions, including the Heino Eller Violin Competition in 1996 (special prize), the Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in 1997, and the "Music Without Borders" Chamber Music Competition in 2010 (4th prize, in a duo with pianist Diana Liiv).

Kristina Kriit is known as a performer of contemporary music, having performed as a soloist and chamber musician in almost all European and Scandinavian countries. She has twice been a scholarship holder of the prestigious Dutch Music Sessions. In 2005, she founded the Tallinn String Trio. Currently, she is a lecturer and doctoral student at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Prof. Mari Tampere-Bezrodny), as well as the second concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra of the National Opera "Estonia".


  • Ticket price: €7. Pensioners: €5. Free admission for schoolchildren (under 18), people with disabilities, and their companions.
  • Tickets can be purchased in cash on-site before the concert begins.