Violin, chamber music
Julia Galic was born in Tübingen and received her musical training from Prof. Dierick, Prof. Baynow and Prof. Agostini. She completed her music diploma and soloist diploma, with honors, from the University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, under the guidance of Prof. Ingolf Turban. Julia has attended master classes with Valery Gradov, Yfrah Neaman, and Igor Ozim, amongst others.
As soloist she has performed with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, the Zagreb Soloists, the Lithuanian and Polish Chamber Orchestras, the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the Tübingen Chamber Orchestra. Together with the establishment of "Transcendent Ensemble", she has conceived new artistic ideas for various chamber music formations and concerts, with thematic concepts beyond the usual classical concert tradition. She has produced radio recordings with the South German Radio Orchestra and the former South-West Radio Orchestra.
Julia Galic is a lecturer of the violin at the Tübingen Music School. She has been appointed the position of Violin Professor for the Winter Semester 2011/2012 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.
Violin, chamber music
Soloist with the Berlin and Munich Philharmonics, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, in New York’s Avery Fisher Hall, Zurich’s Tonhalle, the Golden Hall of the Viennese Music Association and La Scala in Milan, with conductors such as Sergiu Celibidache, Charles Dutoit, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Yehudi Menuhin, Jun Märkl, Yutaka Sado, Franz Welser-Möst, Andris Nelsons and Marcello Viotti, he commands the works of great violin literature in addition to some repertoire never before heard in the world.
Alone his dedication to the work of Niccolò Paganini celebrates exceptional success, as in March 2006 with the New York Philharmonic, as well as his entire performance of the six violin concerts (Telos Records) and in the television documentary Paganinis Geheimnis (“Paganini’s Secret”) (merkur.tv 2006).
His comprehensive repertoire in all style directions is documented in more than 40 CD productions. Once high-profile premiere performances, many works have today become concert standards.
In 2005 he founded the chamber orchestra I Virtuosi di Paganini.
In 2006 Ingolf Turban, who had instructed for 11 years at the State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart, followed the call to the University for Music and Theater in Munich.
Ingolf Turban lives with his family in Munich.
Guido Schiefen arranged performances at major music festivals. He has made guest appearances worldwide: as soloist and chamber musician in large concert halls, as soloist with numerous orchestras at home and abroad (including the Berlin Symphony, Festival Strings Lucerne, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London), and in evenings of sonatas with pianists such as Pavel Gililov, Günter Ludwig, Olaf Dressler and Alfredo Perl.
Guido Schiefen’s wide-ranging repertoire encompasses the essential works of the standard repertoire in addition to many lesser-known compositions of different epochs. Through several music publishers, he has reissued various works for cello, many of which have been documented on more than 30 CDs over the past 30 years. These recordings have received enthusiastic reviews and thus consolidated Guido Schiefen’s reputation as one of the leading cellists of his generation.
Recent releases by Guido Schiefen include the complete works for cello and piano by Max Reger (together with Jacob Leuschner, piano) and “Schumannia”- the works for cello and piano by Robert Schumann (together with Pianist Markus Kreul). As a result of the “Schumannia” recording, Guido Schiefen and Markus Kreul were appointed to the “Board of Artists” of the Schumann Forum Bonn and named “Schumann ambassadors” in 2017.
Guido Schiefen is passionate about teaching. For many years now, he has given master classes in Germany, the USA, Hungary and other countries. He has taught at the Lucerne School of Music in Switzerland since 2008 and was named professor there in 2009. Guido Schiefen has been the artistic director of the concert series “Klassik-Bühne Rhein-Sieg” since 2000.