Julia Purgina

(born in Straubing, Germany, 1980, resident in Vienna), composer. She studied viola performance with Wolfgang Klos (Vienna) and Ulrich Knörzer (Berlin), as well as composition under Chaya Czernowin and Erich Urbanner (both diplomas with distinction). In 2001 she received the Cultural Career Grant of the Province of the Lower Austria and in 2006 she was prizewinner at the International Antonio Salieri Composition Competition. In 2007, she was awarded the Theodor Körner Award for music and received the Victor Fohn Scholarship for art as well as a grant by the Federal Ministry of Art. From 2004 to 2007 she was violist for the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 2005 she founded the ensemble LUX together with other young composers. She currently works as a freelance artist in Vienna. Performances have taken place in Austria, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Finland, Slovakia, Germany and Estonia, as well in other countries.
Selected works: Violasounds for viola and piano- Sound Waves 1(2001); Herbarium for viola, cello and bass- demo cd by the Lux Trio (2007), Masslosigkeit for piano trio, Haydn Trio Eisenstadt (CD, 2008)
Performances: AO-JO Gesänge for soprano and piano, Lied: Strahl: Festival (Kempten, Germany, 2007), Masslosigkeit for piano trio, Haydn Trio Eisenstadt, String trio at Wien Modern (2008)

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