Julian Bennett Holmes, Composer

Biography

Julian Bennett Holmes was born in New York City, in 1991. After studying with Lowell Liebermann and Richard Danielpour, he currently studies with Marjorie Merryman 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 early 2018.

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Contact

Please write to julian@newschool.edu.

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Performances

Julian Bennett Holmes’s Teasdale Songs, commisioned by What a Neighborhood! for Ishmael Wallace, will be premiered by Mr. Wallace at Saint Mary’s Church (521 West 126th Street), at 1:30pm on November 11th.

The premiere of Julian Bennett Holmes’s Woodwind Quintet will be given by Melissa Aleles, Hyungju Oh, David Valbuena, Morgan Wynne, and Jessica Wiley, at the Manhattan School of Music, on November 17th at 7:30pm.

Selected Works (Scores available upon request.)

Cover of the Prelude and Fugue for Fortepiano.

No. 31: Prelude & Fugue for Fortepiano (2017)

Duration Approximately four minutes.

Cover of the Sonata for Flute and Piano.

No. 30: Sonata for Flute & Piano (2017)

Duration Approximately ten minutes.

Premiere 25 October 2017, at Manhattan School of Music, by David Ordovsky and Baron Fenwick.

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(Live recording by David Ordovsky and Baron Fenwick.)

Cover of the Teasdale Songs.

No. 26: Teasdale Songs (2017)

Commissioned by What a Neighborhood! for Ishmael Wallace.

Duration Approximately ten minutes.

Premiere 11 November 2017 at 1:30pm, at Mary’s Church of Manhattanville (251 West 126th Street), by Ishmael Wallace.

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.

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(Live recording by Lena Vidulich.)

Cover of the Woodwind Quintet.

No. 24: Woodwind Quintet (2017)

Duration Approximately seven minutes.

Premiere 17 November 2017 at 7:30pm, at Manhattan School of Music, by Melissa Aleles, Hyungju Oh, David Valbuena, Morgan Wynne, and Jessica Wiley.

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 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 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 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.

(Excerpt from the complete performance 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 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 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 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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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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