Julia Suslov-Wegelin © Markenfotografie

Julia Suslov-Wegelin

Auditioner of the 1st violins
in the orchestra since 2012

Julia Suslov-Wegelin was born in Ukraine and lived in Israel from the age of 4, where she received her first violin lessons a year later.

From 2003 she studied at the Berlin University of the Arts with Prof. Ilan Gronich, with whom she graduated in 2008 with a diploma and later with the concert exam. During her studies she received the scholarship of the Paul Hindemith Society as well as the Jehudi Menuhin "live music-now" scholarship.

Since the age of 8, she has performed as a soloist with many orchestras both in Israel, such as the Jerusalem Symphony, the Haifa Symphony and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and in the USA, such as the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ashland Symphony Orchestra.
In Germany, she performed as a soloist with the Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra in 2011 as a Stennebrüggen Prize winner as part of the Carl Flesch Academy.
In several master classes she received important impulses from violinists such as Itzhak Perlman, Shmuel Ashkenasi and Rainer Kussmaul.

In 2001 she won the 2nd prize and the special prize for the best Bach interpretation at the international Kloster-Schöntal competition.
In 2004 she won the gold medal at the Louise-Henriette Competition in Berlin and in 2005 the 2nd prize at the Ibolyka-Gyarfas Violin Competition.

As an orchestral musician, Julia Suslov-Wegelin first gained experience with the Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin as a Ferenc Fricsay scholarship holder. She then received a temporary contract with the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig, before becoming the 1st violinist of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra in 2012.