Julian Bennett Holmes, Composer

Biography

Julian Bennett Holmes was born in New York City, in 1991. After studying with Lowell Liebermann at Mannes College, he currently studies with Richard Danielpour at the Manhattan School of Music. As a teenager, he toured internationally, playing drums in experimental rock bands.

He has won prizes including the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Composers Award, the Mannes College Bohuslav Martinů Prize, and the Second Prize at the Seventh International Antonín Dvorák Composition Competition. In 2016, his first symphony was premiered by the Mannes Orchestra, and his first opera, a one-act, will be premiered in 2017.

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Contact

Please write to julian@newschool.edu.

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Upcoming Performances

On Friday, June 9th, at 7pm, the Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble will perform Julian Bennett Holmes’s Duet for Violin & Cello at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art on Staten Island. The concert will also be streamed live on the ensemble’s website.

Selected Works (Scores available upon request.)

Cover of the Fantasy for Violin and Electronics.

No. 25: Fantasy for Violin & Electronics (2017)

Commissioned by Joanna Jenner.

Duration Approximately ten minutes.

Premiere 21 April 2017, at the Manhattan School of Music, by Lena Vidulich.

Cover of the Wind Quintet.

No. 24: Wind Quintet (2017)

Duration Approximately seven minutes.

Cover of the Sonata for Two Pianos.

No. 22: Sonata for Two Pianos (2017)

Duration Approximately ten minutes.

Premiere 18 January 2017, at the Manhattan School of Music, by Baron Fenwick and Thomas Weaver.

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(Live recording from the premiere performance, by Baron Fenwick and Thomas Weaver.)

Cover of the Duet for Violin and Cello.

No. 21: Duet for Violin & Cello (2016)

Duration Approximately six minutes.

Premiere 6 December 2016, at the Manhattan School of Music, by Julia Suh and Sujari Britt.

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(Live recording from the premiere performance, by Julia Suh and Sujari Britt.)

Cover of the Kyrie.

No. 15: Kyrie (2016)

Duration Approximately six minutes.

Premiere 24 June 2016, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brooklyn, NY, by Matthew Oltman conducting Choral Chameleon.

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(Live recording from the premiere performance, by Choral Chameleon.)

Cover of the Piano Sonata No. 2.

No. 14: Piano Sonata No. 2 (2016)

Duration Approximately twelve minutes.

Premiere 14 May 2016, at Mannes College, by Thomas Weaver.

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(2016 studio recording by Thomas Weaver.)

Cover of the Symphony.

No. 11: Symphony (2015)

Duration Approximately twenty-five minutes.

Premiere 15 March 2016, at Tishman Auditorium, by the Mannes Orchestra.

Cover of the Missa, Part II.

No. 10: Missa, Part II (2015)

For soloists, chorus, and organ.

Duration Approximately six minutes.

Premiere 19 June 2015, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brooklyn, NY, by Vince Peterson conducting Choral Chameleon.

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(Live recording from the premiere performance, by Choral Chameleon.)

Cover of the Sonata for Viola & Piano.

No. 9: Sonata for Viola & Piano (2014)

Duration Approximately thirteen minutes.

Premiere 12 April 2015, at the Mannes College Concert Hall, by Adam Kramer and Ariela Bohrod.

Commisioned by Adam Kramer.

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(Live recording from the premiere performance, by Adam Kramer and Ariela Bohrod.)

Cover of the Missa brevis.

No. 8: Missa brevis (2014)

For three soprani, basso, chorus, and organ.

Duration Approximately ten minutes.

Premiere 20 June 2014, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brooklyn, NY, by Matthew Oltman conducting Choral Chameleon.

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Cover of the String Quartet.

No. 6: String Quartet (2014)

Duration Approximately eighteen minutes.

Cover of the Piano Sonata.

No. 5: Piano Sonata No. 1 (2013)

Duration Approximately eighteen minutes.

Premiere 18 February 2014, at Mannes College, by Daniel Colalillo.

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(Live recording from the premiere performance, by Daniel Colalillo.)

Cover of the Rhapsody.

No. 4: Rhapsody on an Original Theme (2013)

For SATB chorus a capella.

Duration Approximately six minutes.

Premiere 11 June 2013, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brooklyn, NY, by Vince Peterson conducting Choral Chameleon.

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(Live recording from the premiere performance, by Choral Chameleon.)

Cover of the Impromptu.

No. 3: Impromptu for Piano & Orchestra (2013)

Duration Approximately six minutes.

Cover of the Quartet.

No. 2: Quartet for Violin, Clarinet, Bassoon & Piano (2013)

Duration Approximately ten minutes.

Premiere 6 May 2013, at Brooklyn College, by Wieslawa Zarkowska, Ato Noel, Kenny Advocat, and Boris Lemeshev.

Cover of the Violin Sonata.

No. 1: Sonata for Violin & Piano (2012)

Duration Approximately twelve minutes.

Premiere 8 May 2012, at Mannes College, by Ye Byeol Lee & Jae Kyo Han.

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(2014 studio recording by Ye Byeol Lee & Jae Kyo Han.)

Preview of Mozart's Pedal Tones.

Pedal Tones in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Act II, Finale (2012)

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