Violinist and Philanthropist Julian Rachlin

For the past three decades, Julian has fascinated audiences from all over the world with his talent, he has been praised not just as a player but also as a conductor and has befriended quite a phew of the most respected orchestras and their conductors.

Violinist and Philanthropist Julian Rachlin

Rachlin was born in Lithuania (1974) but four years later Vienna became his home. Boris Kuschnir was one of Julian’s teachers at the Vienna Conservatory. Kuschnir was an eminent pedagogue; also Julian acquired private lessons with Pinchas Zukerman. In 1984 Rachlin played in public for the first time.

In 1988 he was invited to the Berlin Festival which made him the youngest soloist to ever play with the Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Riccardo Muti. All of that was made possible thanks to his victory at Eurovision Contest in Amsterdam, receiving the title of Young Musician of the Year.

Julian has recorded for Warner Classics, Sony Classical and Deutsche Grammophon, every single recording has been acclaimed. A festival was created by him in 2000, it was named: Julian Rachlin and Friends. It takes place in Croatia (Dubrovnik), it serves as a platform for new creative projects with participants not only involving the music area but also actors.

There was a performance at the Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic in 2005 that marked Julian’s debut. Almost ten years after such event, he was named by the Royal Northern Sinfonia as the Principal Guest Conductor.

Not only he is an outstanding musician, Julian is known for doing charitable work as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNICEF; participating actively at fundraising events. Rachlin is also affiliated to FIF (First Initiative Foundation) a charitable project bringing arts, music and design to Hong Kong’s local community.

As for this day, Rachlin remains one of the most thrilling, talented and respected violinists of our time.