Biography

Julian Lampert's hallmark is Versatility; between the music of Gibbons, Bach, Beethoven, and Prokofiev, to his own compositions within the classical, jazz, and latin genres, Julian covers over 400 years of musical styles.

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I was astonished to hear Julian play parts of Beethoven’s “Appassionata” and then his own gospel music. For such a range of music to be covered by one individual is highly rare; his talent is universal.
— Dr. Billy Taylor
 

Born into a family of musicians, Julian became a U.S. citizen in the 1990’s after immigrating with his family from Russia as a young child. He studied piano, harmony, and counterpoint with his mother, Prof. Lena Miremonde and was raised and educated in Boston.    

At age 12, he was accepted to a Master-Course of study with Prof. Eliza Hansen in Germany for one year. While at the Marlboro Music Festival, he was coached by Rudolph Serkin, Richard Goode, and played with cellist Paul Tortelier. Julian performed in masterclasses conducted by Murray Perahia, Shura Cherkassky, and Dmitry Paperno. His solo debut with orchestra came at age 13 with conductor Roman Totenberg.

This brought him under the guidance of two figures who were to become his mentors for over twenty years: the late UN Ambassador Jerome Shestack and Richard Probst, of Steinway & Sons.

While at Amherst College, Julian worked with Pultizer-prize winning composer Lewis Spratlan and jazz composer/author Andrew Jaffe. He has collaborated with numerous artists, including the Kopelman String Quartet, Eddy Davis—Grammy-winning jazz producer and songwriter, Stefan Hoskuldsson—Principal Flutist, Metropolitan Opera, and Penny Fuller—Emmy-Award winning actress/cabaret singer, and bassist Jerry Bruno. Since 1999, Julian has been engaged as composer for figure-skating legends Ludmila & Oleg Protopopov—Twice Olympic Gold Medalists. His film soundtracks include “Black Russian”—a dance video, “Kristin Linklater; A Tribute”—documentary film, and two films featuring the lives and work of The Protopopovs. Media appearances have included WGBH, WCVB-TV (ABC affiliate), Radio France, YPR, and News12-New York.

In 2006, his orchestral debut in New York came with the Weschester Chamber Symphony under Barry Charles Hoffman performing Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto.

In 1998, Julian met Fred Rogers—creator of Mister Rogers Neighborhood—who attended Julian's Pittsburgh debut.
Mr. Rogers recognized Julian's brilliant compositional gifts and guided him in writing music for children. This brought forth many songs and dances which Julian wrote for his mother’s innovative music & arts workshops held at the Miremonde Center for Arts & Culture. Julian also designed an innovative curriculum for young people taught at Miremonde Arts aimed at developing one's inner-hearing using dictation and sound-color association techniques. In 2013, he composed and produced an album for children, “Mini-Moods”, dedicated to the memory of Fred Rogers.

In addition to performing extensively throughout the United States, Western and Eastern Europe, Julian has taught and lectured in piano, composition, and music history. He has twice served as jury member for the Nicholas Flagello Youth Piano Competition in New York and mentored as a composer in  “Songcatchers”, a music program for young people in New York.