First invitation to the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande: 5 April 2000 (Violin)
Born in Lithuania, Julian Rachlin emigrated to Vienna in 1978. There he studied violin with Boris Kuschnir at the Conservatory and with Pinchas Zukerman. Winner of the "Young Musician of the Year" award at Eurovision in 1988, he became the youngest soloist to play with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under Riccardo Muti. On the recommendation of Mariss Jansons, Julian Rachlin studied conducting with Sophie Rachlin. Since September 1999 he has been a member of the violin faculty of the University of Music and Arts of the City of Vienna.
Julian Rachlin has performed with the world's greatest conductors and orchestras. He is Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Northern Sinfonia, the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. He also conducts the "Julian Rachlin & Friends Festival" in Palma de Mallorca. Julian Rachlin performs regularly in recital and chamber music alongside Itamar Golan, Denis Kozhukhin, Denis Matsuev, Mischa Maisky, Sarah McElravy, Vilde Frang and Janine Jansen.
He plays a 1704 Stradivarius ex Liebig violin and a 1785 Lorenzo Storioni viola on loan from the Dkfm. Angelika Prokopp Privatstiftung.