Winter Concert featuring violinist Julian Rhee
Sunday, February 19, 2023
Central Bucks High School South
1100 Folly Road
Warrington, PA 18976
Richard Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Sebastian Grand, conductor
Erich Korngold: Violin Concerto in D
Julian Rhee, violin
Sebastian Grand, conductor
Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1919 version)
José Luis Domínguez, conductor
Tickets: General Admission $25, Seniors $20, Students Free
Julian Rhee, violinist
Violinist Julian Rhee has been praised for his “sophisticated, assured tone, superb intonation, and the kind of poise and showmanship that thrills audiences.” (The Strad). He is quickly gaining recognition as an emerging artist and performer
An avid soloist, Mr. Rhee made his Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra debut at age 8, and has been featured with numerous professional orchestras, including San Diego Symphony and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has performed in an array of venues, including Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall, the Madison’s Overture Center for the Arts, Teatro El Círculo in Rosario, Argentina, The Musikverein in Vienna, Bartok Hall in Hungary, and the New World Center in Miami. Bach, Beethoven, & Brahms Society in Brookline, MA.
Mr. Rhee was honored in 2022 as Silver Medalist of the 11th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis and was winner of the 2021 Astral National Auditions. In January of 2020, he was named first prize winner and was awarded the special Community Engagement Award of the Elmar Oliveira International Competition. He has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center as a Presidential Scholar and received his medal at the White House. A top prize winner of the Johansen and Klein International Competitions, he was also winner of the Aspen Concerto Competition, where he performed with the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra at Benedict Music Tent.
A passionate chamber musician, Mr. Rhee’s performance on violin and viola earned him and his String Quartet first prize in the A.N. & Pearl G. Barnett Chamber Music Competition, Rembrandt, Fischoff, and the M-Prize International Chamber Arts Competition. He has performed at and attended festivals including the Heifetz Institute, Ravinia Steans Institute, NorthShore Chamber Music Festival, and Pierce Hill for the Performing Arts.
Mr. Rhee studied at the Music Institute of Chicago Academy, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at the New England Conservatory. He currently plays the ‘Lady Tennant’ Stradivari of 1699 on extended loan through the generosity of the Mary B. Galvin Foundation, Inc. The Stradivari Society, a division of Bein & Fushi, Inc. and The Mary B. Galvin Foundation, Inc.
Mr. Rhee is represented by Astral Artists, Inc.