“Winner Julian Rhee…played the Saint-Saëns flawlessly with a sophisticated, assured tone, superb intonation, and the kind of poise and showmanship that thrills audiences, especially when it accompanies such brilliant playing. His arpeggios against the clarinet in the Andantino quasi allegretto were exquisite, his virtuosity in the finale was intoxicating…”  The Strad

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About Julian 


  The first prize winner of the 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, 19 year old violinist Julian Rhee is fast gaining recognition as an outstanding musician and performer in the US. 

  An avid soloist, Julian made his Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra debut at age 8, and has gone on to perform with orchestras such as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Symphony Orchestra, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Avanti Symphony Orchestra, West Suburban Symphony Orchestra, the Wisconsin Philharmonic, the Lacrosse Symphony Orchestra, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and most recently, the San Diego Symphony. He has performed in an array of venues including Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall, Heinz Hall, the Overture Center for the Arts, Teatro El Círculo in Rosario, Argentina, The Musikverein in Vienna, Bartok Hall in Hungary, New World Center, and the John F Kennedy Center. Upcoming engagements include appearances with the Santa Cruz Symphony, Flint Symphony, Menomonee Falls Symphony, and Santa Rosa Symphony Orchestra. 


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