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Biography

„…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)

„…Mr. Walder is highly talented and an accomplished young violinist...he possesses natural musicality, wonderful command of the instrument and a virtuoso technique,

which are always at the service of music..." 

Vadim Gluzman (Chicago)

 

„…he delights me and his audience with great stage presence!

Julian has a wonderful technique as well as a very profound and individual way to reach his audience with his warm and heartfelt music..."

Natalia Prishepenko (Berlin)

 

Julian Walder, honored with a lot of national and international first prizes, won 1st Prize at the NYIAA - "New York International Artists Association" violin competition with half an hour 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.

In 2021 he was First Prize Winner of both France Music Competition and Clara Schumann Competition which were hold online. 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 Vienna  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”. The year before he was honored with the high donated scholarship-prize for young artists from Rotary Vienna Graben. In April 2018, the most important classical radio in Austria OE1, dedicated a portrait of Julian with his pieces of music. In January 2020 Julian was invited from A.R.A.C.A. (Austrian-Russian-Asian Culture Association) to go on tour as soloist with the South Ural Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Adik Abdurakhmanov where he received  standing ovations every time for his Brahms violin concerto, e.g. in the sold out Philharmony  Chelyabinsk. The Russian TV INCIT broadcasted live from Kopeysk.

In the same year Julian got a sponsorship from the recording label "Orpheus Classical" – the  digital album “Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto” went online on the major streaming platforms worldwide and his CD “Faust” with the Spanish Recording Label “KNS Classical” was released physically as well as digitally in 2021 as an artist of the Label.

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. In 2019 Julian was invited to play in an own late night concert the Bach violin partita in d minor at PODIUMfestival Mödling. 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”.

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, from Rotary Prinz Eugen in Vienna and recently from Erben Music Festival in Munich. After an audition Julian is invited to the finals of OSAKA Music Competition in Japan in October this year.

Julian Walder was born in Vienna on 19th of October 2000. He started his first violin lessons at the age of five. Influential former teachers of Julian were Arkadij Winokurow - he followed him as a student to the Bruckner University in Linz at the age of eleven, Kathryn Krueger and Yair Kless.  Since September 2019 he continues his studies with Natalia Prishepenko at Carl Maria von Weber University in Dresden. He attended masterclasses e.g. with Vadim Gluzman, Daniel Hope, Liana Isakadze, Zakhar Bron, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Eyal Kless, Itzhak Rashkovsky and Tanja Becker-Bender, additionally he receives private lessons from David Frühwirth in Vienna.

Julian is teaching at Summer Academy Lilienfeld in Lower Austria since 2022 and has his own masterclass there.

 

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 and additionally a G.F. Pressenda, Turin 1854 on private loan.  He is supported by Thomastik-Infeld Vienna since 2018.

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