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05.19.17
Calidore String Quartet , Julian Wachner, Kyung Wha Chung, Leonidas Kavakos
Intoned Absurdity: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments
New York Times
12.11.16
Julian Wachner, Trinity Wall Street
Compelling ‘Messiah’ from a chorus of soloists
San Francisco Chronicle
12.11.16
Julian Wachner, Trinity Wall Street
Compelling ‘Messiah’ from a chorus of soloists
San Francisco Chronicle
04.24.16
Julian Wachner, Trinity Wall Street
Review: Ginastera and Fauré, With a Nod to Prince
The New York Times
03.20.16
Julian Wachner, Trinity Wall Street
Review: Trinity Wall Street Presents Ginastera’s Raging ‘Cantata Para América Mágica’
The New York Times
12.17.15
Julian Wachner, Trinity Wall Street
Review: Variety and Risk in Trinity Wall Street’s ‘Messiah’
The New York Times
12.07.15
Giancarlo Guerrero, David Alan Miller, Donald Runnicles, Julian Wachner, Daniil Trifonov, Cho-Liang Lin, Béla Fleck, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Munich , Nashville Symphony , Philadelphia Orchestra , Russian National Orchestra , Mariachi Los Camperos , Trinity Wall Street
2016 Grammy Nominees
Grammy.com
02.22.15
Julian Wachner
A Carnegie Hall commemoration for Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera
The Washington Post
02.22.15
Julian Wachner
Review: Trinity Wall Street and Julian Wachner Play Carnegie Hall
The New York Times
02.22.15
Julian Wachner
Wachner, Trinity forces rock Carnegie with massive rarities by Ives and Ginastera
New York Classical Review
01.21.15
Julian Wachner
JULIAN WACHNER: TRANSCENDING THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE
New Music Box
01.04.15
Julian Wachner, Anthony Roth Costanzo, James Darrah
An Unhinged King’s Downfall, in a Chapel Setting: Handel’s ‘Saul’ at Twelfth Night Festival
The New York Times
12.18.14
Osvaldo Golijov, Sir Andrew Davis, David Robertson, Donald Runnicles, Robert Spano, Bramwell Tovey, Julian Wachner, Yefim Bronfman, Jeremy Denk, Stefan Jackiw, Jennifer Koh, Gil Shaham, Yo-Yo Ma, Alisa Weilerstein, Béla Fleck, Brooklyn Rider , Rosanne Cash, VOCES8 , New York Polyphony
End of Year 2014 'Best Of' Roundup
11.17.14
Julian Wachner
Wachner, Washington Chorus give powerful performance of ungainly ‘Missa Solemnis’
The Washington Post
11.14.14
Julian Wachner
A polymath in D.C.: The long ascendancy of conductor-composer Julian Wachner
The Washington Post
11.14.14
Julian Wachner
MUSIC REVIEW: A Note on Philharmonia Baroque, with Julian Wachner & Andreas Scholl
Berkeley Daily Planet
11.08.14
Julian Wachner
Julian Wachner shifts his attention from SFO to Philharmonia Baroque
San Francisco Examiner
11.03.14
Julian Wachner
Julian Wachner’s approach to Handel perfectly complements the SFO production
San Francisco Examiner
08.11.14
Julian Wachner
Trinity Wall Street's Music Director Considers Himself a 'Composer Who Conducts'
The Wall Street Journal
03.10.14
Julian Wachner
Holy Trinity
The New Yorker
12.20.13
Julian Wachner
A Day of Music, and Movement Therapy, for a Conductor
The New York Times
06.14.13
Julian Wachner
OPUS 3 ARTISTS SIGNS JULIAN WACHNER
12.16.12
Julian Wachner
MUSIC REVIEW: From Seething to Earnest, a Work Raises Passions
The New York Times
06.03.12
Julian Wachner
MUSIC REVIEW: Forces of Nature and Ecstasy
The New York Times

Named one of New York City’s “10 Imagination-Grabbing, Trailblazing Artists of 2014” by WQXR, music director Julian Wachner continues to enjoy an international profile as conductor, composer and keyboard artist. Wachner’s extensive catalogue of original compositions has been variously described as “jazzy, energetic, and ingenious,” (Boston Globe), having “splendor, dignity, outstanding tone combinations, sophisticated chromatic exploration…a rich backdrop, wavering between a glimmer and a tingle...,” (La Scena Musicale) being “a compendium of surprises,” (Washington Post) and as “bold and atmospheric,” while having “an imaginative flair for allusive text setting,” and noted for “the silken complexities of his harmonies” (New York Times). TheAmerican Record Guide noted that, “Wachner is both an unapologetic modernist and an open-minded eclectic – his music has something to say.”  

Following an acclaimed premiere last season at the San Francisco Opera, stepping in last minute to conduct Handel’s Partenope, Wachner also directed Handel’s Saul in a fully staged version for New York’s Twelfth Night Festival; He conducted the premiere of Ellen Reid’s Winter’s Child for the Prototype Festival, and enjoyed a momentous premiere at Carnegie Hall leading the full forces of Trinity Wall Street, the National Cathedral Choir, and the Washington Chorus in a performance of Alberto Ginastera’s epic Turbae ad passionem gregorionemalongside Charles Ives’ massive Fourth Symphony.

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