Julian Rachlin Violin and Viola

Julian Rachlin was born in Lithuania in 1974 and has lived in Austria since 1978. He studied with Boris Kuschnir and with Pinchas Zukerman. In 1988 he won the “Young Musician of the Year Award” at the Eurovision Competition held at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and in 2000 the “Accademia Musicale Chigiana” in Siena, Italy. This success led to Lorin Maazel’s invitation to debut at the Berlin Festival with the Orchestre National de France and to tour Europe and Japan. He then became the youngest soloist ever to play with the Vienna Philharmonic, making his debut with Riccardo Muti.

As soloist, Julian Rachlin has performed with the Bavarian Radio Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Israel Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic, the London Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Orchestre de Paris, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. He has collaborated with Vladimir Ashkenazy, Charles Dutoit, Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons, Neeme Järvi, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Sir Neville Marriner, Zubin Mehta, Yehudi Menuhin, Sir Roger Norrington, André Previn, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Wolfgang Sawallisch.

He performed the world premiere of Penderecki's sextet, with Yuri Bashmet and Mstislav Rostropovich. He has recorded the concertos of Sibelius, Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saëns for Sony Classical and was awarded the Critics’ Choice in the Gramophone Classical Good CD Guide.

Julian Rachlin plays the 1741 "ex Carrodus" Guarnerius del Gesù violin, on loan to him at the courtesy of the Austrian National Bank.

Website of Julian Rachlin: www.julianrachlin.com

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