Violinist Julian Rhee has been establishing himself as a prominent musician and performer across the United States. The first prize winner of the Johansen International Competition, Julian was also awarded the Solo Bach, Commissioned Work, and the Elaine H. Klein Prize at the Irving M. Klein International String Competition. In January of 2018, Julian was named a Finalist of the National YoungArts Foundation, and performed at the New World Center in Miami. Subsequently, Julian appeared at the John F. Kennedy Center as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and received his medal at the White House. An avid soloist, Julian has performed with orchestras including the Milwaukee Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Eugene Symphony, Wisconsin Philharmonic, and Madison Symphony. He has performed in an array of venues including Ravinia Bennett Gordon Hall, Benedict Music Tent, Overture Center for the Arts, Musikverein in Vienna, and Bartok Hall in Hungary. A passionate chamber musician, Julian’s performance on violin and viola earned him and his String Quartet Gold Medals at both the Fischoff and the M-Prize Chamber Competitions. Julian studied with Almita and Roland Vamos as a scholarship recipient at the Music Institute of Chicago Academy. He is a graduate of Brookfield East High School as Class President and Valedictorian. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree with Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory.