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Julian Rachlin

Julian Rachlin


Julian Rachlin is one of the most exciting and respected violinists of our time. He has been collaborating with many of the most prestigious conductors and orchestras worldwide. Always willing to expand his musical horizons, Julian is also praised as a viola player and as a conductor. Additionally, he is receiving recognition as a young philanthropist for his charity work as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and for his educational outreach. Highlights of Julian Rachlin’s current season include the opening of the La Scala Philharmonica season with Riccardo Chailly, a North America tour with the Orchestre National de France and Daniele Gatti, a Germany tour with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Yuri Temirkanov, as well as concerts with the Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra and Mariss Jansons, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra with Herbert Blomstedt. Julian Rachlin’s recordings for Sony Classical, Warner Classics and Deutsche Grammophon have all been met with great acclaim. Born in Lithuania in 1974, Julian immigrated to Vienna in 1978. He studied violin with the eminent pedagogue Boris Kuschnir at the Vienna Conservatory and took private lessons with Pinchas Zukerman. He gained international acclaim overnight in 1988 by winning the "Young Musician of the Year" Award at the Eurovision Competition. He then became the youngest soloist ever to play with the Vienna Philharmonic, making his debut under Riccardo Muti. At the recommendation of Mariss Jansons, Julian Rachlin has been studying conducting with Sophie Rachlin. Since September 1999, he has been on the violin faculty at the Konservatorium Wien University. Julian Rachlin plays the 1704 "ex Liebig" Stradivari, on loan to him courtesy of the Dkfm. Angelika Prokopp Privatstiftung.