IkaraivGilst_zw_3Julian (1992) was raised by classical musicians, educated by jazz masters and surrounded by popular culture. All these influences naturally became part of him. In his piano playing and composing, Julian exploits this diversity with integrity and imagination.

In 2011, Julian won the composition prize “Op weg naar het Nieuwjaarsconcert”. He studied jazz piano at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2015. Currently, besides working as a composer and arranger for ensembles such as the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Julian is contributing as a pianist in several bands. With his own group, he recently released his well-acclaimed debut album Roundabout.

www.julianschneemann.com