2019 Heifetz Institute alumna Julia Angelov is a Bulgarian-Japanese violinist. Julia has performed 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, and later this season will be making her debut with the State Opera Stara Zagora Orchestra in Bulgaria.
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.
Angelov has 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. She was the winner of the 2017 Amadeus Concerts Emerging Artist Scholarship, and from 2015 to 2019 was the Milka Violin Scholar by the Markow Totevy Foundation at the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Youth Fellowship Program at the John F. Kennedy Center. She has attended Summit Music Festival and the Pablo Casals Festival in France, and this past summer attended the Heifetz Institute of Music.
Julia Angelov currently studies at the Colburn Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Robert Lipsett. Before attending Colburn, she studied with Aaron Rosand, Nurit Bar-Josef, and Olga Khroulevitch.