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Julian Rachlin

Violin | Conductor

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Biography

Violinist, violist and conductor Julian Rachlin is one of the most exciting and respected musicians of our time. Throughout the first thirty years of his career, he performed as soloist with the world’s leading conductors and orchestras. More recently, he has established himself as a widely acclaimed conductor, recognized for his dynamic style and vibrant interpretations, and today enjoys an ever-growing presence on the international stage. He is Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Rachlin’s upcoming highlights include the opening of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra season with Krzysztof Urbański, performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta, Detroit Symphony and Juraj Valcuha, Vienna Symphony and Vladimir Fedoseyev, Israel Philharmonic and Lahav Shani as well as the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev. Additionally, Mr. Rachlin conducts this season the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, Liverpool Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonia and he will tour Japan with the Munich Symphony Orchestra. In chamber music, Julian Rachlin will play with Martha Argerich, Itamar Golan, Mischa Maisky, Denis Matsuev, Sarah McElravy and Jian Wang.

Julian Rachlin’s recent highlights include performances with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Mariss Jansons, Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Christoph Eschenbach, Boston Symphony Orchestra and…

Violinist, violist and conductor Julian Rachlin is one of the most exciting and respected musicians of our time. Throughout the first thirty years of his career, he performed as soloist with the world’s leading conductors and orchestras. More recently, he has established himself as a widely acclaimed conductor, recognized for his dynamic style and vibrant interpretations, and today enjoys an ever-growing presence on the international stage. He is Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Rachlin’s upcoming highlights include the opening of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra season with Krzysztof Urbański, performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta, Detroit Symphony and Juraj Valcuha, Vienna Symphony and Vladimir Fedoseyev, Israel Philharmonic and Lahav Shani as well as the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev. Additionally, Mr. Rachlin conducts this season the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, Liverpool Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonia and he will tour Japan with the Munich Symphony Orchestra. In chamber music, Julian Rachlin will play with Martha Argerich, Itamar Golan, Mischa Maisky, Denis Matsuev, Sarah McElravy and Jian Wang.

Julian Rachlin’s recent highlights include performances with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Mariss Jansons, Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Christoph Eschenbach, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Juanjo Mena, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Manfred Honeck, Filarmonica della Scala and Riccardo Chailly, Philharmonia Orchestra and Jakub Hrůša, RCO Young and Pablo Heras-Casado as well as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with Susanna Mälkki. Mr. Rachlin also conducted the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Symphony, Strasbourg Philharmonic and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, to name a few.

Born in Lithuania, Mr. Rachlin immigrated to Vienna in 1978. He studied violin with Boris Kuschnir at the Vienna Conservatory and with Pinchas Zukerman. After winning the "Young Musician of the Year" Award at the Eurovision Competition in 1988, he became the youngest soloist ever to play with the Vienna Philharmonic, debuting under Riccardo Muti. At the recommendation of Mariss Jansons, Mr. Rachlin studied conducting with Sophie Rachlin. Since September 1999, he is on the violin faculty at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna. His recordings for Sony Classical, Warner Classics and Deutsche Grammophon have been met with great acclaim. Mr. Rachlin, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, is committed to educational outreach and charity work.

Julian Rachlin plays the 1704 "ex Liebig" Stradivari and a 1785 Lorenzo Storioni viola, on loan to him courtesy of the Dkfm. Angelika Prokopp Privatstiftung. His strings are kindly sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld.

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"Rachlin is the real thing, a virtuoso with heart and a champion’s bearing"

29.05.2020

Julian Rachlin and Emmanuel Tjeknavorian among the first artists to perform at Musikverein after lockdown
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11.05.2020

Six Raab & Böhm artists featured in “Music Never Sleeps”
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04.11.2019

Julian Rachlin remains Principal Guest Conductor at Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
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Repertoire

Concerto Repertoire (Selection)
   
Berg Violin Concerto
Bruch Violin Concerto (play & conduct)
  Romance
Brahms Violin Concerto (play & conduct)
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy        Violin Concerto No. 2 (play & conduct)
Mozart Sinfonie Concertante (play & conduct)
  Violin Concerto No. 3 & 5 (play & conduct)
Piazzola The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (play & conduct)
Shostakovich Violin Concerto
Stravinsky Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (play & conduct)
Vivaldi The Four Seasons (play & conduct)
   
Recital Programme (Selection)
   
Beethoven Kreutzer Sonata
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Prokofiev 5 Mélodies, op.35
Franck Violin Sonata
   
Shostakovich Violin Sonata
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Schumann Märchenbilder for Viola and Piano
Brahms Violin Sonata No. 3, op.108
   
Sample Programmes "Julian Rachlin & Friends"
   
Bach Goldberg Variations (string trio)
   
Dvořák Four Romantic Pieces, op.75
Dvořák Dumky Trio
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Dvořák Piano Quintet in A major, op.81
   
Bartók Piano Quintet
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Shostakovich Piano Quintet
   
Schumann Märchenbilder for Viola and Piano
Schumann Piano Quintet
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Brahms String Sextet
(or Tchaikovsky "Souvenir de Florence")
   
With Sarah McElravy (Viola)
   
Mozart Duo for Violin & Viola No. 2, KV424
Bartók 44 Duos for 2 Violins (selection)
Wieniawski Études-Caprices for 2 Violins, op.18 (selection)
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Penderecki Ciaccona
Prokofiev Sonata for 2 Violins, op.56