World Premiere by the Borromeo String Quartet and flutist Jelle Atema of Lampert's Quintet for Flute and String Quartet.
Two performances: August 15 & 16 2017, Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival—Boston, USA
Julian Lampert's hallmark is Versatility; between his original compositions within several genres to his career as a concert pianist, Julian speaks a universal language of music marked by his multi-cultural background.
Born in Russia, Julian's family—of French, Polish and Russian origins—immigrated to the United States and settled in Boston in the 1990's where he was raised and educated. He studied piano, harmony/counterpoint with his mother, Prof. Elena Lampert.
At eight, he gave his first recital––an all-Tchaikovsky program. Four years later, he gave his orchestral debut as soloist with conductor Roman Totenberg, and later with Victor Rosenbaum in Cambridge Massachusetts. This brought him to the attention of Richard Probst—former Director of Concerts & Artists at Steinway and Vice President of Harold Shaw Concerts. Julian has been coached by such distinguished artists as
Shura Cherkassky, Dorothy Taubman, Rudolf Serkin and Eliza Hansen who selected him for a Master-Course in Germany. Under Mr. Probst's auspices, Julian performed extensively throughout the United States, Western & Eastern Europe. Performances include:
- Marlboro Music Festival
- The Scotia Festival of Canada—directed by Pierre Boulez
- Amherst College; recitals of solo and chamber music. Harpsichordist with Amherst's Bach Festival Orchestra conducted by Blanche Moyse
- Recitals at the Hall of the Kosciuzko Foundation of New York in festivals directed by David Dubal—broadcaster and Juilliard professor
- New York concerto debut: Beethoven's Fourth Concerto with the Symphony of Westchester—Barry Charles Hoffman, conductor
- Bendheim Performing Arts Center—New York
- Diamond Chateau—Presidential Palace, St. Martin, by invitation of First Lady Josianne Fleming
- Harvard University—Paine Hall
- French Cultural Institute of Boston
- Woods Hole Music Festival—Cape Cod summer series
- Concert Series of DuQuesne University—Pittsburgh
- Russia: The Scriabin Museum, The Gnessin Academy, Moscow State University
- Biarritz Music Festival at The Regina—France
- Miremonde Arts Concert Series, in performance with the Kopelman String Quartet—New York
Radio and television appearances include WGBH—Boston, WCVB—Boston, WQED—Pittsburgh, and News-12 of New York.
At Amherst College, Julian studied harmony for one semester with composer Lewis Spratlan—Pulitzer Prize winner. His composition career began with Ludmila & Oleg Protopopov, the gold-medalist Olympic Figure-Skating legends; Julian composed extensively for their performance tours.
Julian's skills as composer and orchestrator for Film/Television/Radio spans nearly 500 years of musical styles—from Renaissance/Baroque/Classical/Romantic genres, to the most modern developments within jazz, latin, and world music. He has scored three documentary films.
After his debut in Pittsburgh, Julian met Fred Rogers—creator of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. During their subsequent friendship, Mr. Rogers inspired Julian to write music for children. Much of this music was often featured in the Music & Art workshops conducted by his mother, who founded the Miremonde Center for Arts & Culture.
Julian is producer of "From the Heart; with Elena Lampert", a weekly program on Radio X of Belgium hosted by his mother, focusing on the Arts & Sciences. Distinguished guests have included Sir Richard Roberts—Nobel Laureate/biologist and chemist, Klaus Heyne—master microphone designer and restorer, Mark Barondess—celebrity attorney & author, Carol Roth—CNBC business contributor and New York Times best-selling author, and Dr. Edward Breitschwerdt—professor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University. The program earned support from DPA Microphones and Calvary Hospital, New York.
Currently, Julian is composing a quintet for flute and strings commissioned by Prof. Jelle Atema, Boston University. This piece will premiere the use of an ancient flute—discovered in recent excavations—reconstructed by Atema from its original material (deer bone).