Julia Strizhak

Director

Julia Strizhak

Born on July 26th, 1960, in Leningrad.

Graduated from the Leningrad State Zhdanov University (now St.Petersburg State University), language and literature faculty, with distinction (1983). Special subject is Romano-Germanic languages and literature (Scandinavian department).

Started her career with teaching activity at the Leningrad State University; then, after 1991, she was involved in the international projects such as organization of the museum and modern painting exhibitions abroad, also worked as a line producer.

In 1999 – 2003 Julia Strizhak worked at the «Television and Radio Company – St. Petersburg» (now «Сhannel 5») – at first as Head of the Special Projects Department (1999) and later (2000 – 2003) as Deputy General Director, Chief Producer.

In 2003 – 2005 – Deputy Director at the D.D. Shostakovich St.Petersburg Academic Philharmonia, Director of the VI International Winter Festival «Arts Square» under the leadership of Maestro Yuri Temirkanov.

In March 2005 she was appointed Deputy General Director of Broadcasting at the TV STO, since April 2008 worked as Editor-in-Chief of the Journalistic Broadcast Service of the 100 TV.

In 2009 – 2011 - Vice-Chancellor for Theater and Concert Work and International Relations at the St.Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire.

In 2011 - 2014 - Adviser to the Vice-Governor of St.Petersburg, Administration of the Governor of St.Petersburg.

In September 2014 she was appointed Director of the State Autonomous Cultural Institution «Music Hall Theatre».

Prize-Winner at the All-Russian Television Competition «All Russia», 1999 (talk show «Window to Norway», nomination «the best talk show of the year»); Prize-Winner at the Television Competition «Culture on TV», 2001 (documentary «I am another DEREVO»); Prize-Winner at the «Golden Pan» Competition, 2006, nomination «the best documentary», (author and producer of the documentary «First Ladies of the USA. Side by side with a President»). The project «Children of the Siege» became a Prize-Winner at the «Golden Pan-2007» Competition. Telethon «St.Petersburg. Fourth century» became the Prize-Winner at the All-Russian Television Competition «TEFI REGION -2008».

Other awards include the Commemorative Medal dedicated to the centenary of the Pushkin House, the Letter of Commendation «For significant contribution in development of St.Petersburg culture» and the Commendation from the Administration of the Petrogradsky district of St.Petersburg «For active participation in carrying out city events on the celebration in St.Petersburg the 70th anniversary of the Soviet people’s victory in The Great Patriotic War of 1941 - 1945».

In 2016 she was awarded the Letter of Commendation from the Governor of St.Petersburg for a major personal contribution in development of culture and art of St.Petersburg, the Letter of Commendation from the Chairman of the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly «For outstanding personal contribution in cultural development of St.Petersburg, high-level professionalism, creative successes and devotion of many years to a chosen work», and the Badge from the administration of the Petrogradsky district of St.Petersburg «For significant contribution in cultural development and popularization  of the Petrogradsky district of St.Petersburg».

Member of the organizing committee of the St.Petersburg International Cultural Forum; member of the board of directors of St.Petersburg theatres.

Married with a daughter Varvara.

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