Justin Julian

  • Time at ASO 1 years
  • Instrument Viola
  • Position Section Principal - Viola
Justin Julian

Justin Julian is currently Principal Viola of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, where he initially won the Associate Principal position at age 21. He has also performed as guest Principal Viola with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and worked in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Opera Australia Orchestra. Justin is a passionate chamber musician and has collaborated with groups including Klassik Underground, Omega Ensemble and the Verbrugghen Ensemble.

Justin completed his studies with Roger Benedict at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and has taken masterclasses with Hartmut Rohde, Tatjana Masurenko, Jean Sulem, William Coleman, Anne Sophie Mutter and Isabelle van Keulen. During his formative years, he was an Emerging Artist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and completed the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship program. Justin performed in chamber music masterclasses for members of the Borodin, Takács and Doric string quartets, the Sitkovetsky Trio, and Eberhard Feltz. He also participated in prestigious courses including the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, Sion Tibor Varga Academy, Mozarteum Summer Academy and the Carl Flesch Academy.

Justin performs on a viola made by Giuseppe Lucci in Rome, 1979 and the ‘ex-Vieux’ 1931 Eugene Sartory bow which is generously loaned by an anonymous benefactor.

Justin is supported "In memory of Mrs JJ Holden" via our Musical Chairs program.

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