Julian Rhee

Guest Artist, Violin

Julian Rhee is quickly gaining recognition as an emerging artist and performer, praised for his “sophisticated, assured tone, superb intonation, and the kind of poise and showmanship that thrills audiences.”The Strad

An avid soloist, Julian Rhee made his Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra debut at age eight, and has gone on to perform with orchestras including the Aspen Philharmonic, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Avanti Chamber Orchestra, and the San Diego, Pittsburgh, Eugene and Madison symphony orchestras. 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.

In January of 2020, Rhee was named the first prize winner of the Elmar Oliveira International Competition, and was also awarded the special Community Engagement Award. He has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center as a Presidential Scholar and received his medal at the White House. A top prize winner of the Johansen and Klein International Competitions, Rhee was the winner of the Aspen 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 A.N. & Pearl G. Barnett Chamber Music Competition, Rembrandt, Fischoff and the M-Prize International Chamber Arts Competition. He has also appeared alongside Time for Three on NPR’s From The Top, Jupiter Chamber Players, 98.7 WFMT’s Introductions, Milwaukee Public Television, and Wisconsin Public Radio and Television.

Rhee studied with Almita and Roland Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago Academy. He 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 of Julian Rhee by Todd Rosenberg

Julian Rhee