Julian Gargiulo…Direct from Carnegie Hall
10,000 Hours – Documentary film trailer www.gettingtocarnegie.com
Join us on Sunday, January 17th at Zankel Hall in Carnegie Hall for a concert with Julian Gargiulo. Julian is a pianist, composer, recording artist and Steinway artist. The concert is at 7:30 pm.
Julian Gargiulo, will present “Getting to Carnegie Hall” Cello Competition Finals.
Two years ago, Steinway Artist Julian Gargiulo tried an experiment: he invited violinists from international conservatories to compete for a place on stage at Carnegie Hall with him. After a sold-out event, the composer has invited cellists to compete this year. To participate, musicians must record a video of themselves performing, and the four chosen will join Julian onstage to each perform a movement of his Cello Sonata. This will be the premiere of the Cello Sonata, and the audience will vote live for the winner. Julian’s solo show will include works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, and original compositions.
The selection this year was particularly difficult as there were so many incredible cellists representing 13 different countries. The 4 Finalists are:
Anna Litvinenko, (age 22, Russian-Cuban), Juilliard School
Chai-Won Hong, (age 25, S. Korea), Indiana University
Anita Balázs, (age 24, Hungary) Franz Liszt Academy of Music
Jacques-Pierre Malan, (age 28, South Africa), Peabody Conservatory
Julian divides his time between Paris, France and new York City. He is touring the United States in January and November 2016 and March 2017.
Recent Press Quotes:
“Expect to revise any preconceived notions you have about classical music concerts.” (Huffington Post)
“He’s the only classical musician I know who could truly be regarded as a rock star as well.” (The Courier Mail)
“Dazzling technique and white-hot interpretations” (Fanfare Magazine)
“Julian builds a rapport with his listeners by regaling them with anecdotes about his life as a traveling musician. It’s a formula that works.” (TimeOut Singapore)
Julian is honored to be named a Steinway Artist. A title which is conferred upon people who have reached an exceptional level of artistry and success in piano. https://www.facebook.com/steinway
“pianist / composer extraordinaire”
“charismatic virtuoso who can deliver a joke”
“expect to revise any preconceived notions you have about classical music concerts”
“classical masterpieces, delivered with genuine emotion and incredible precision”
“you never walk into a Julian Gargiulo performance knowing exactly what to expect”
Full Article from Huff Post Arts & Culture – The Entrepreneurial Pianist
Julian was such a great performer, a fun person, and a very spirited teacher. The students learned a lot, and the audience REALLY enjoyed the concert.
Michael Armendariz, Music Business Program, New Mexico State University / Las Cruces
The Hunger Games of Violin at Carnegie Hall: The Story of a Juilliard Violinist Concertmaster’s Broken Bow: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-drake/the-hunger-games-of-violi_b_6624628.html
The concert by Julian Gargiulo on January 9, 2015 was not only beautiful but also just plain fun. Julian’s talent as a pianist was astonishing and his humor was so much more warm, sincere and original than we could have hoped, the audience was partly in love and partly in stitches! He was also a real pleasure to work with, and I would and will highly recommend him to other presenters. Thank you!
The Tassel Performing Arts Center, NE – Pat Underwood, Executive Director
On a brisk mid-winter afternoon, the auditorium at Beaver Dam was filled with sunshine and warmth when Julian Gargiulo came on stage. His fantastic piano skills were enhanced with an overhead screen showing his hands, his fingers, absolutely dancing – even flying – across the keys, and our audience was captivated from note one.
RODNEY BINDER, Dodge County Concert Association President, WI
We had a fantastic musical and educational experience with Julian. Not many one man shows could deliver more quality entertainment with such wonderful audience rapport. Not a lot of artists are willing to do master classes. Julian did it with class. The students all enjoyed this unique opportunity. Julian simply delivers a must see performance. His repertoire and knowledge of said repertoire is wonderful.
Steve Lawson, Chairman of Encore Concert Association, Harlan Iowa 1-22-15
You have created a new kind of piano recital, one that appeals to a broad audience, and one that will surely bring new fans to the world of classical music.
John Atteberry, Director, Thomas Jefferson Day School, Joplin, MO
Julian Lawrence Gargiulo is a dynamic classical pianist who renders the compositions of renowned masters with extraordinary passion and precision, and fills the concert hall with his personal brand of charm, humor and charisma. He has performed in the United States, Canada, England, Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, China, and Australia, meeting always with both public and
After his Washington debut at the U.S. State Department, “…Mr. Gargiulo’s powerful energy enveloped his audience.” (State Magazine)
In Germany, “…all the elements for an international career are present: talent, musicality, technique and charisma.” (Garmisch-Partenkirchner Tagblatt)
In Italy, “…exquisite Gershwin…a romantic pianist…with a particular sensibility for Schumann.” (L’Arena di Verona)critical acclaim.
What the critics are saying:
In Greece, “…a marvelous non-stop flow of pure Woody Allen-ish wit.”
A review from his USA California performance with the Indian Wells Concert Association… http://www.news-ridgecrest.com/news/story.pl?id=0000001817
From his tour in Asia: “Roll Over Beethoven”…stand-up comedy meets classical music in magnificently coiffed Julian Gargiulo. He (Julian Gargiulo)…drew standing ovations by members of the royal family, the Japanese ambassador to Cambodia, and more than 500 guests.” http://theadvisorcambodia.com/2013/06/roll-over-beethoven/
An interview in Time Out Singapore before his performance last year for over 3,000 people at Singapore’s Botanic Gardens, “Julian Gargiulo…builds a rapport with his listeners by regaling them with anecdotes about his life as a traveling musician. It’s a formula that works.” http://www.timeoutsingapore.com/aroundtown/feature/interview-julian-gargiulo
Fanfare Magazine Review: http://www.fanfaremag.com/content/view/60515/10269/
Julian Gargiulo plays his arrangement of the Tarantella by Liszt. Live from a performance in Joplin, Missouri. Steinway piano.