Julian Gargiulo

Julian Gargiulo

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A dynamic classical pianist who fills the concert hall with his personal brand of charm, humor and charisma. Julian has performed worldwide to audiences young and old in theatres in Universities, Performing Art Centers, Cruise Lines as a soloist and in collaboration with other musicians.

Biography

Julian Lawrence Gargiulo is a dynamic classical pianist who renders the compositions of renowned masters with extraordinary passion and precision, and fills the concert hall with his personal brand of charm, humor and charisma. He has performed in the United States, Canada, England, Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, China, and Australia, meeting always with both public and critical acclaim.

What the critics are saying:

After his Washington debut at the U.S. State Department, "…Mr. Gargiulo’s powerful energy enveloped his audience." (State Magazine)

In Germany, "…all the elements for an international career are present: talent, musicality, technique and charisma." (Garmisch-Partenkirchner Tagblatt)

In Italy, "...exquisite Gershwin...a romantic pianist...with a particular sensibility for Schumann." (L'Arena di Verona)

"Julian is a mature, serious and refined artist." (Ettore Mo - Special correspondent, Corriere della Sera, Italy)

Mr. Gargiulo performs regularly throughout the world in halls such as Carnegie Hall (US), United Nations' Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium (US), Moscow Conservatory Hall (Russia), Verona Philharmonic Hall (Italy), The Esplanade (Singapore) and the Seymour Theatre Centre (Australia). Collaborations include performances with soprano Olga Makarina (Metropolitan Opera), violinists Elizabeth Zeltser (NY Philharmonic), Dmitri Berlinsky (Paganini Gold medalist), Lucio Degani (Solisti Veneti), choreographer Neta Pulvermacher, composer/conductor Octavio Vazquez and trumpet virtuoso Joe Burgstaller (Canadian Brass). TV and Radio appearances include stations such as RAI International (Italy), RAI Tre (Italy), RTN (Russia), CTV (Canada), Radio One - CBS (USVI), Paradise Radio (USVI) and SBS (Australia).

Highlights this season include the release of his seventh CD 'No Smoking' with his own original compositions along with works by Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla and more. Also return tours of Italy, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia and a performance at New York's Carnegie Recital Hall in December.

Born and educated in Italy, with dual U.S. and Italian citizenship, Mr. Gargiulo 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). Dr. Gargiulo is the founder and director of the Sacred Heart Concert Series, a program that brings classical music to younger audiences and the Water Island Classical Music Festival in the Virgin Islands.

In 2008 Julian founded the Non-profit organization 16000children.org which brings together musicians, visual artists and filmmakers in creating events to raise awareness for the 16000 children that die of hunger in the world every day. Performances worldwide began in Mar 2010.

In 2009 Julian was also named Artistic Director of 'Crossing Borders', a Hunter College (NY) program which presents established foreign artists currently living in NY.

This year Julian began writing a classical music column called Mostly Classical for the main newspaper in the Cayman Islands, The Cayman Compass.

Mr. Gargiulo currently resides in New York City.

Discography

The release of his seventh CD 'No Smoking' with his own original compositions along with works by Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla and more.