Julian Maddox, Violin

Julian Maddox is a violinist from Minneapolis, MN. He received both his undergraduate, and graduate degrees at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of William Preucil, Kathleen Winkler, Jan Sloman, and Jaime Laredo. Julian began his violin studies at the age of six, working extensively with Sally O’Reilly. He has been a prizewinner in the Schubert Club, Thursday Musical, MNSOTA, and MTNA Competitions. Julian is also a devoted chamber musician, as his ensembles have won first place in the MNSOTA Chamber Music Competition and have worked with members of the Cleveland, Takacs, Emerson, Danish, Jupiter, and Cavani String Quartets. He is also dedicated to presenting contemporary music, having worked with composers such as Keith Fitch, Jeffrey Mumford, Melinda Wagner, and Andrew Norman. Previously, Julian has served as a contract player with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He regularly performs with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, and has also performed with the San Diego Symphony, the New World Symphony, the Cleveland Pops, and the Canton Symphony Orchestras.

In 2021 and 2022, Julian served as a Violin Fellow at the Classical Tahoe Festival. He has also participated in the Pienza, Mozarteum International Summer Academy, National Repertory Orchestra, Bowdoin International, and National Orchestral Institute festivals among others. Julian is also affiliated with the Sphinx Organization—he participated in the 2020 NAAS Summer Intensive program, was a Finalist in the 2021 SOPA Excerpt Competition, and serves as a member of the Sphinx Symphony.

Julian is dedicated to engaging with his local communities and presenting accessible music education to students of all ages, everywhere. He has worked with students of the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra, Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra, Peabody Preparatory, Canton Youth Symphony, CIM Preparatory, Cleveland School for the Arts, and Baltimore Symphony “OrchKids” programs. Additionally, he has served as a mentor for the CIM Musical Pathways Fellowship program. In 2019, Julian presented an education series while in residency at the National Orchestral Institute as a member of the Adelphi Quartet and served as a teaching assistant at the Pacific Music Institute in Honolulu, HI. In 2022, Julian was incredibly humbled to join the National Orchestral Institute and Festival as a faculty member, as a longtime participant and advocate of the program.

In his free time, Julian can be found cooking and baking with his wife, Charrine, and their 4-year-old son, Theodore; or watching the Wolves and the Vikes. SKOL!


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