Conductor Julian Pellicano is quickly distinguishing himself as a dynamic presence on the concert stage. In 2013 he began his appointment as Resident Conductor with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and he recently made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall performing with pianist Boris Berman and the Yale Philharmonia. During the 2012-2013 season he also made his South American debut with the Orquestra Sinfonica de Porto Alegre (Brasil) and premiered the opera “My Friends Story” by Martin Bresnick at New Haven’s “Festival of Arts and Ideas”. Other recent appearances have included concerts with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Eastern Connecticut Symphony, New Britain Symphony and Boston’s Dinosaur Annex Ensemble.
From 2009-2013 Juilan was Music Director of the Longy Conservatory Orchestra at the Longy School of Music (Cambridge, USA) where he was recognized for developing the orchestra’s repertoire, engaging world-class soloists (including member os the Boston Symphony Orchestra) and performing several world premieres. An Artist in Residence at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, he has been the conductor of the Norfolk New Music Ensemble since 2008, Recognized for his work with living composers and transparent interpretations of contemporary works, Pellicano has premiered over 30 new pieces including the first American performance of Hans Werner Henze’s Drei Geistliche Konzerte with trumpeter Joel Brennan and the world premiere of a new version of George Antheil’s Ballet Mecanique, which successfully married the Antheil’s music with Fernand Léger’s notorious film.
Julian holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory, the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden and Yale University’s School of Music where he studied conducting with Shinik Hahm and percussion with Robert Van Sice. He was awarded a fellowship conduct the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg under the guidance of conductor/composer Peter Eötvös and conductor Zsolt Nagy and has conducted in masterclasses with Kurt Masur and Martyn Brabbins. He also holds a degree in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University and was a recipient of the 2008 Presser Music Award.