Born: November 10, 1972
Country: Italy, USA
Period: 20th/21st Centuries
Julian Gargiulo is a pianist, composer, and recording artist. He has performed in the United States, Canada, England, Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines, China, and Australia, meeting always with both public and critical acclaim. In 2014 Julian was named a Steinway Artist.
Julian performs regularly throughout the world in halls such as Carnegie Hall (US), United Nations' Dag HammarskjöldRead more Auditorium (US), Moscow Conservatory Hall (Russia), Verona Philharmonic Hall (Italy), Esplanade (Singapore) and Seymour Theatre Centre (Australia). Collaborations include performances with soprano Olga Makarina (Metropolitan Opera), trumpet virtuoso Joe Burgstaller (Canadian Brass), and violinists Elizabeth Zeltser (NY Philharmonic) and Dmitri Berlinsky (Gold Medal Paganini Competition). TV and Radio appearances include stations such as RAI Uno (Italy), RAI Tre (Italy), RAI International (Italy), RTN (Russia), CTV (Canada), Radio One - CBS (USVI), Paradise Radio (USVI) and SBS (Australia).
Born and educated in Italy, with dual U.S. and Italian citizenship, Julian studied at the Verona State Conservatory (Randone), the Mugi Academy in Rome (Ciccolini) and the Moscow State Conservatory (Mezhlumov). In the United States he received his Bachelor's Degree at Rowan University (Zuponcic), Master's Degree at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University (Slutsky), and his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Maryland (Rodriguez).
In 2005 Julian started the Water Island Music Festival in the Virgin Islands, currently in its 10th season, which brings together classical and jazz musicians for three days of music.
Founder of 16000 children, a Non-profit dedicated to raising awareness for the children who die of hunger in the world every day, Julian also devotes his time and talent performing and raising funds for numerous other charities worldwide.
In 2009 Julian was named Artistic Director of 'Crossing Borders', a Hunter College (NY) program which presents established foreign artists currently living in NY.
In 2010 Julian began writing a classical music column for the main newspaper in the Cayman Islands, The Cayman Compass.
Upcoming highlights include the release of his eighth CD 'Roll Over Beethoven' with all original compositions, return tours of Europe, Asia and the United States, and a performance at New York’s Carnegie Recital Hall on Jan 11, 2015.
Julian currently splits his time between New York and Paris. Read less