Artist Profiles: Julia Vorontsova

Julia Vorontsova

Julia Vorontsova was born in St. Petersburg Russia in 1982. After studying violin and piano for three years at St. Petersburg State Music School she started composing her own poetry and songs while teaching herself guitar. She completed High School in the USA, and later studied communications at Baruch College New York City .

Vorontsova grew up listening to the classic Russian bard folk singers such as Bulat Okudzhava, Yuri Vizbor and more recently Veronika Dolina. Vorontsova may be considered the most recent link to these Russian poets who flowered silently during the Soviet era. She has a singular & unique voice.

Her song writing is deeply melancholic, but playful. She sings in Russian, Polish and English. One can expect from a performance by Julia Vorontsova post-traditional bard moods of deep feeling informed by a more current acid folk approach.

Discography:

From St. Petersburg With Love (2004)
Our Garden Circle (Foxglove, 2005
Over (Privet Records, 2015)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.
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