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LIVE broadcast of tonight's concert!

Mar 28, 2014 -

I so much enjoyed the concert with the Orchestre National de Belgique and Andrey Boreyko last night and can't wait for the second of four performances tonight at BOZAR in Brussels. You can listen live (plus an interview afterwards!) at 8pm CET:

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"Julian Rachlin and his divine Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto"

Mar 01, 2014 -

Check out the wonderful review of Julian Rachlin's sold out concert with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice and Philippe Auguin!

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Julian Rachlin with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Riccardo Chailly in Paris tomorrow!

Oct 25, 2013 - Julian will replace Leonidas Kavakos at the Salle Pleyel on October 26. He will play the Brahms Double Concerto with Enrico Dindo and looks forward to playing again with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, making his debut with Riccardo Chailly!

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The Israel Philharmonic and Julian Rachlin inaugurate the renovated Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv tonight!

May 01, 2013 - After much anticipation, the first concert was performed at the renovated auditorium tonight, and it was a great success! Julian Rachlin played Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 and the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the IPO, and he conducted the Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4. The new hall is magnificent and its superb acoustic places it as one of the leading venues in the world!

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Julian Rachlin back to the Israel Philharmonic as a conductor

Apr 30, 2013 - Following Maestro von Dohnanyi’s short notice cancelation, Julian Rachlin is conducting 5 concerts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra  this week. He will also play two violin concertos. Everyone is looking forward to the first concert in the newly renovated Bronfman Auditorium!

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Julian Rachlin en concert avec I'OPL vendredi à la Philharmonie
«Mon devoir est de servir la musique»
Le violoniste veille à explorer les multiples facettes de son art

Mar 07, 2013 - Couronné par le prix «Young Musician of the Year » lors du concours Eurovision en 1988 à Amsterdam, alors qu'il n'était âgé que de 13 ans, le violoniste lituanien Julian Rachlin a été très tôt propulsé au firmament des stars de la musique, en enfant prodige de la musique classique. Toujours au faîte de sa profession, le virtuose poursuit une brillante carrière sur plusieurs fronts, comme il a bien voulu l'expliquer lors d'un entretien avec le «Luxemburger Wort».

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Orchestre National de France conducted by Vassily Sinaisky with Julian Rachlin as violin soloist presented a wonderful concert at Theatre des Champs Elysees, which was directly send in French Radio.

Feb 22, 2013 - The program started very actual as we are in the Carneval season all over in the world with Antonin Dvorak´s Carnaval Ouverture, Opus 92. Which is a good festivitas opening number, and, as usual when it is Orchestre National de France, brilliantly played. The conductor has energy and was very well followed up by the musicians.

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Musiker par excellence
Julian Rachlin

Feb 01, 2013 -

„Frei, aber einsam“ – dies war der Wahlspruch des berühmten Geigers und Brahms-Freundes Joseph Joachim. „Frei, aber einsam“ – dieses Motto stellt Julian Rachlin zwei Abenden voran, an denen er mit seinem langjährigen Klavierpartner Itamar Golan im Großen Musikvereinssaal Brahms spielt. Über Freiheit, Einsamkeit und einiges mehr sprach er vorab mit den „Musikfreunden“.

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Julian Rachlin’s complete Brahms Sonatas Cycle coming to New York!

Nov 26, 2012 - Julian Rachlin and Itamar Golan will perform Brahms’ stunning violin and viola sonatas at the 92nd Street Y on December 5 & 8, 2012. It is a big event happening in New York for the first time in over 20 years! We look forward to seeing many of you there! For more info and Julian’s special video interviews, please click here

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New DVD release available now!

Oct 22, 2012 - Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s 75th anniversary Gala Concert with Zubin Mehta. Julian Rachlin plays Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. Also featured: Evgeny Kissin and Vadim Repin. Get this live recording produced by EuroArts here

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Rachlin performs the World Premiere of Penderecki’s Double Concerto at the Vienna Musikverein

Oct 22, 2012 - The world premiere of the Penderecki Double Concerto was a triumph! This new wonderful work, commissioned by the Musikverein and dedicated to Julian Rachlin, was superbly performed by Janine Jansen (violin), Julian Rachlin (viola), the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Mariss Jansons. Click here for more information about this historical event!

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Rachlin and Golan perform the French Premiere of Dubugnon's "Violiana" in Paris

Oct 12, 2012 - The French premiere of Richard Dubugnon’s Violiana was a great success! This work for violin/viola and piano, commissioned by the Auditorium du Louvre and the Beethovenfest, is dedicated to Julian Rachlin. Click here for Julian’s interview about it in “Cadence”.

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – Schostakovich Concerto No. 1

June 16, 2012 -

The latest in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Master Series juxtaposed two large-framed works, each featuring a distinguished soloist ...

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LIVE webcasts with the Budapest Festival Orchestra

May 21, 2012 -

Tune in to on Thursday, May 24 at 19:45, Friday, May 25 at 19:45 or Saturday, May 26 at 15:30pm to watch Julian Rachlin play the Schostakovich Concerto No. 2 with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Dmitri Kitajenko.

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Igudesman & Joo playing at Carnegie Hall April 17th, 2012

Apr 05, 2012 -

My brilliant friends, the hilarious Igudesman and Joo, will be performing their hit show "A Little Nightmare Music" at Carnegie Hall, on April 17.

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LIVE webcast with the DSO and Leonard Slatkin on Feb. 10!

Feb 01, 2012 - Tune in to on Friday, February 10 at 10:45am (4:45pm - European time) for a free live webcast of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with Julian Rachlin playing the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1. Short interview to follow at intermission.

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Debut with the Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst

Jan 09, 2012 - This week, Julian debuts with the Cleveland Orchestra led by Franz Welser-Möst with the Brahms Violin Concerto.

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Gramophone selects Rachlin’s recital as “Highlight of 2011”

Jan 01, 2012 - In its January 2012 edition, the Gramophone Magazine selects Rachlin’s recital with Itamar Golan at the Beethovenfest in Bonn as Highlight of 2011. They played the complete Beethoven Sonatas cycle. The article can be viewed here.

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Celebrating the Israel Philharmonic’s 75th anniversary

Dec 24, 2011 - Julian participated in a gala concert in honor of the Israel Philharmonic’s 75th anniversary, playing Saint-Saens’ Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso under the baton of Zubin Mehta. Watch the TV production of EuroArts Music & WDR in association with Arte here.

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Stravinsky with the Halle Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder

Nov 18, 2011 - "...huge character and impressive technique... great beauty from the solo line… richly-deserved warm reception."

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See you in September 2012!

Nov 01, 2011 -

We look forward to welcoming you to the 12th edition of the Rachlin & Friends Festival in September 2012. 

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Rachlin opens the Philadelphia Orchestra 2011-12 season

Oct 15, 2011 - Together with Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit, Julian Rachlin successfully opens the Philadelphia Orchestra subscription season at the Kimmel Center with the Sibelius Violin Concerto.

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In-depth look into Julian Rachlin

Oct 12, 2011 - "When I had the pleasure of hearing the young violinist Julian Rachlin performing live and seeing him in action at this year’s summer festival at Verbier, it was clear that this performer had something more to offer than a beautiful tone-palette on the violin..."

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Closing night - cherry on the top!

Sept 09, 2011 -

The 11th Julian Rachlin & Friends Festival closed with a delightful program called Humoresque. The audience rose to their feet and cheered in joy to congratulate this splendid performance! The moral of the evening was – Laughter brings us together!

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Watch & Listen

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New portrait video – Mariss Jansons, Daniele Gatti and Zubin Mehta speak about their collaboration with Julian Rachlin. It features Julian performing, conducting and becoming a Goodwill Unicef Ambassador.

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Education & Outreach

Supporting Sinfônica Heliópolis

On April 22nd 2012, as a part of his social and educational outreach, Julian Rachlin performed with and conducted Sinfônica Heliópolis, an orchestra in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that is comprised of young musicians from the favela of Heliopolis. The concert was held in Sala Sao Paulo. Julian also gave master classes and visited the favelas of Morro Dona Marta and Rocinha in Rio. On August 22nd 2012, Julian participated in a Gala Benefit concert to promote education through music for more than 1,300 children and teenagers from Heliopolis. Zubin Mehta, patron of Sinfônica Heliópolis, conducted the orchestra and Julian Rachlin played the Beethoven Violin Concerto.

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Supporting UNICEF

Joining forces with celebrities for a good cause – Julian Rachlin is a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador since 2010, dedicated to the education of the next generation of classical music lovers. He has successfully produced and participated in a number of related events. During the 11th edition of his festival, Julian organized a UNICEF fundraising soccer game with the festival’s musicians, journalists and former players from FC Barcelona. A similar event took place in 2010 with John Malkovich and Sir Roger Moore.

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Radio Interview

Jan. 14, 2012 – Julian Rachlin gives an interview to WCLV, the classical music radio station in Cleveland, during the intermission of his concert with the Cleveland Orchestra. He talks about his life, current collaborations and future projects.