„…Julian Walder is an exceptional talent! His mastery of the instrument is excellent, the sound always pure and rich. He feels the music in a very mature way, and he knows how to coordinate all elements to outstanding performance...”
Yair Kless (Israel)
Julian Walder, honored with a lot of national and international first prizes, recently won 1st Prize at the NYIAA - "New York International Artists Association" violin competition with Carnegie Weill Recital Hall appearance in New York in October 2018. In September 2019 he got the "Golden Medal with high distinction" at 3rd Berliner International Competition - Strings.
He was also a winner of “Musica Juventutis” in Austria, which included a recital in the well known Vienna Konzerthaus – Schuberthall in the season 2017/18. “…the great skill to develop long phrases – here mastered this art from the 17 years old violinist Julian Walder from Vienna...” Intrada ORF OE1 (J .L. Mayer), classical radio broadcast live from the Wiener Konzerthaus. “…a sound-aesthetic violinist in its best sense…” (Ö1 classical radio broadcast on 27th of Dec 2018). In December 2018 Walder was invited for the “start up!” recital in Vienna Musikverein for “Jeunesse Vienna – Musik erleben”. In 2017 he was honored with the high donated scholarship-prize for young artists from Rotary Vienna Graben and received in the same year an “Honorable Mention” at Respighi Prize in USA (open age and instrument category). In April 2018, the most important classical radio in Austria, OE1 dedicated a portrait of Julian with pieces of music played by him.
Julian was multiple winner of “prima la musica” in Austria with the maximum of points as well as special prizes. Supported by “prima la musica Vienna” for highly gifted children he had performances and concerts e.g. in the Vienna Konzerthaus/Mozarthall, Chopin Festival Gaming, ORF Radio Station Lower Austria as well as in the Silverhall/Tyrol as soloist with the Tyrolean Youth Orchestra under Maestro Vito Cristofaro during the Eva-Lind-Musicacademy-festival. As a soloist he also performed e.g. with “Junge Philharmonie Wien”, with the Camerata Szombathely – Hungary, the Vienna Ensemble and more often with the Mödlinger Symphonic Orchestra – MSO. Since 2014 he is regularly invited to “Festival der Klänge” Vienna and 2015 he had his debut in Moscow – Bolshoi Theatre – at the festival “Moscow meets friends”.
In September 2019 Julian played a full Bach-programme at PODIUM festival Mödling and in January 2020 he will go on tour as a soloist with the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Chelyabinsk, invited by A.R.A.C.A - Austrian Russian Asian Association, playing the Brahms Violin Concerto under Maestro Adik Aburachmanov e.g. in the Philharmony Chelyabinsk.
Julian Walder is Grand Prix and 1st Prize winner of the Grumiaux Competition in Belgium. He is prize-winner of Lipinski-Wieniawski Competition in Lublin/Poland, Ohrid Pearls/Macedonia, the “Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians” in Novosibirsk/Russia, IBLA Grand Prize in Sicily/Italy and the ”Douja D´Or” of Rotary Club Interlaken/Switzerland as well as the winner of “Allegro Vivo Chamber Music Festival Prize” in Austria. He performed outside Austria in the USA, Russia, Czech Republic, Poland, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and Italy. Julian got a scholarship from Andrea Postacchini/Italy and from Rotary Prinz Eugen in Vienna.
Julian Walder is born in Vienna on 19th of October 2000. He started his first violin lessons at the age of five. He was accepted as a student at Bruckner University at the age of eleven. After five years of study with the famous teacher Yair Kless he continues his studies with Natalia Prishepenko at Carl Maria von Weber University in Dresden. Influential teachers for Julian were also Arkadij Winokurow and Kathryn Krueger. He attended masterclasses e.g. with Vadim Gluzman, Liana Isakadze, Zakhar Bron, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Eyal Kless and Tanja Becker-Bender.
In 2013 and 2014 Julian was first violinist for the children opera “Pollicino” by H.W. Henze in the great Hall of the State Opera Vienna. In 2014 he played together with members of the Vienna Philharmonics under Maestro Christian Thielemann as a first violinist at the Great Hall of Vienna State Opera again. In March 2018 he was concertmaster in the Golden Hall Musikverein Vienna playing the violin-solos of Scheherazade by Rimskij-Korsakow with the Musikgymnasium orchestra of Vienna.
Julian Walder plays a violin of Stephan von Baehr made especially for him in Paris 2014. He is supported by Thomastik Infeld Vienna. His chamber music partner is Evgueni Sinaiski.
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