On Saturday’s live broadcast, we feature 17-year-old violinist Julian Rhee. Julian is a scholarship fellow at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Academy where he studies violin with Almita Vamos. Julian was selected as a Finalist Winner of the 2018 National YoungArts Foundation, and he traveled to Miami in January to work and perform with leaders in his field. In the summer of 2017, Julian toured Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay as a guest soloist performing the Brahms Violin Concerto, and he also participated at the Bowdoin International Festival.
Julian is the first prize winner of the 2017 Society of American Musician Young Artist (college age division) Competition, first place winner of LaCrosse Rising Star Competition, first place winner of the 2017 DuPage Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition in Illinois, first place winner of the 2017 West Suburban Symphony Orchestra Solo Competition, first place winner of the 2017 Civic Music Association of Milwaukee Scholarship Competition and the first place winner of the 2017 Madison Bolz Young Artist Competition where he competed Live on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) and Radio (WPR) in the Final Forte.