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Born in 1974 in Vilnius, Lithuania, Julian Rachlin emigrated with his familiy to Vienna at the age of four. He began studying violin with Boris Kushnir at the Conservatory there in 1983; he additionally took instruction from Pinchas Zukerman. In 1988 he was named Young Musician of the Year in the Eurovision Competition in Amsterdam, which immediately led to concert engagements at the Berlin Festival under Lorin Maazel and with the Vienna Philharmonic under Riccardo Muti. Since then he has worked with many of the leading orchestras of Europe and the United States. So far in the 2015-16 season he has performed with the Filarmonica della Scala under Riccardo Chailly and the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Fedoseyev; in January he toured to the United States with the Orchestre National de France under Daniele Gatti. In recent seasons he has also concertized with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. On the recommendation of Mariss Jansons, Rachlin has taken up a second career as conductor and has led the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and the Czech Philharmonic. Since the fall of 2015 he has held the position of First Guest Conductor of the Royal Northern Sinfonia. Julian Rachlin is also committed to contemporary music: in 2012 he premiered Penderecki’s Concerto doppio, which is dedicated to him, with Janine Jansen and the BR Symphony Orchestra under Mariss Jansons. For 12 years he led the Julian
Rachlin & Friends Festival in Du-
brovnik, Croatia; since 1999 he has been a professor of violin at the Vienna Conservatory. Julian Rachlin, who is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, plays the “ex Liebig” Stradivari from 1704.
Debut bei LUCERNE FESTIVAL am 27. August 1994 mit Prokofjews Erstem Violinkonzert und dem Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra unter Lorin Maazel.