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Julian Rhee

Julian Rhee, violin
The first prize winner of the Johansen International Competition in Washington DC, violinist Julian
Rhee is fast gaining recognition as an outstanding musician and performer in the United States.
An avid soloist, Rhee 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,
San José Chamber Orchestra, the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Avanti Symphony Orchestra, West Suburban Symphony Orchestra, the Wisconsin Philharmonic, the La Crosse 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, Menomonee Falls Symphony, Middleton Orchestra and Santa Rosa Symphony.
Rhee was a Finalist of the National YoungArts Foundation, where he performed at the New
World Center in Miami, and was also awarded the Solo Bach, Commissioned Work, and the Elaine H.
Klein Prize at the Irving M. Klein International String Competition. Subsequently, Rhee appeared at the
John F. Kennedy Center as a Presidential Scholars in the Arts and received his medal at the White
House. In the summer of 2018, Rhee was the recipient of the 2019 Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Scholarship and was named the winner of the Aspen Music Festival Violin Concerto Competition, where he performed with the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra at Benedict Music Tent.
A passionate chamber musician, Rhee’s performance on violin and viola earned him and his
String Quartet first prize in the 2018 A.N. & Pearl G. Barnett Chamber Music Competition and Rembrandt Chamber Music Competition, and Gold Medals at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the M-Prize International Chamber Arts Competition. Rhee has appeared with the Jupiter Chamber Players in New York City, and alongside the internationally-renowned ensemble Time for Three on National Public Radio’s "From The Top," 98.7 WFMT’s "Introductions," Milwaukee Public Radio 89.7, Milwaukee Public Television, and Wisconsin Public Radio and Television (WPT/WPR).
Rhee shares his passion for music by serving in the local community as an assisting artist and
mentor of the Wisconsin Intergenerational Orchestra, which brings together musicians of all ages
and skill levels. In addition, he regularly speaks and performs at schools and retirement homes in
Wisconsin and Illinois, most recently at West Bend High School and North Shore Country Day School as its Susan Marshall Artist.
Rhee studied with Almita and Roland Vamos as a scholarship recipient at the Music Institute of
Chicago Academy. He is a graduate of Brookfield East High School as Class President and ValedictorianHe is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree with Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory.

Banner photo by Susan and Neil Silverman Photography
Photo by Julian Rhee by Sebastian Orr


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