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Julian Müller, cello - Faculty Recital

Wed, April 3rd, 2024
7:30 pm

The Williams College Department of Music presents Julian Müller, cello, in a faculty recital on Friday in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the college campus. Artist Associate in Piano Elizabeth Wright collaborates on piano. The event is free and open to the public.

He performs four works for cello: Three Romances for Violin and Piano, op. 22 (1853) by Clara Schumann (1819-1896); Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in F Major, op. 99 (1886) by  Johannes Brahms (1833-1897); Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 (1999) by Allen Shawn (b. 1948); Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, op. 40 (1934) by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975).

About Julian Müller
Cellist Julian Müller performs as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player. He teaches and performs frequently at Williams as a member of the Williams Chamber Players and as a principal cellist with the Berkshire Symphony. Hailed as “…haunting and mesmerizing…” by USA Today, Julian appeared as soloist with the Louisville Orchestra, giving world premiere performances of the ballet How They Fade, composed by him and art-pop band, YASSOU, on a commission from the Louisville Ballet Company. Julian has been presented on NPR Live with Sergei Babayan collaborated with Simone Dinnerstein, members of The Cleveland Orchestra, among others. Julian performs with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Berkshire Symphony, Caroga Arts Ensemble, the Metropolis Ensemble, Williams Chamber Players and many other ensembles in and around New York City. Julian is the Artist Associate in Cello at Williams College. Julian studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Mannes School of Music and is completing a Doctorate at Rutgers University. Principal mentors include Timothy Eddy, Georg Faust, Ronald Feldman, Sharon Robinson, and Jonathan Spitz. Julian is passionate about engaging communities through chamber music, recitals, interactive performance, and collaboration with composers. Julian enjoys playing sports, traveling, laughing and taking long walks.

About Elizabeth Wright
Elizabeth Wright, Artist Associate in Piano at Williams College, has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, the USSR and Japan. She has appeared in recital with many distinguished artists and was awarded the prize of Outstanding Accompanist at the Fourth International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Ms. Wright premiered and recorded many new works, performing in such groups as the American Composers Orchestra, the Aspen Contemporary Festival and Orpheus. She is principal pianist with the American Symphony Orchestra and was for many years piano soloist for both the Martha Graham Dance Company and the Paul Taylor Dance Company. She has been an artist-teacher for the Lincoln Center Institute and has served on the faculties of the Mannes College of Music, Bennington, and Princeton. Appearing frequently on PBS, Ms. Wright has recorded on the Gasparo, Opus One and CRI labels.

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