Music Director of the Miremonde Concert Series
Julian Lampert's hallmark is Versatility; between his work as composer within several genres to his performance career as a concert pianist, Julian speaks a universal language of music marked by his multi-cultural background.
Born in Russia, Julian's family—of French, Polish and Russian origins—immigrated to the United States and settled in Boston in the 1990's where he was raised and educated. He studied piano, harmony and counterpoint with his mother, Dr. Lena Miremonde, of the Moscow Conservatory.
At eight, he gave his first recital––an all-Tchaikovsky program. Four years later, he gave his orchestral debut as soloist with conductor Roman Totenberg, and later with Victor Rosenbaum in Cambridge Massachusetts. This brought him to the attention of Richard Probst—former Director of Concerts & Artists at Steinway and Vice President of Harold Shaw Concerts. Julian has been coached by such distinguished artists as Shura Cherkassky, Dorothy Taubman, Rudolf Serkin and Eliza Hansen who selected him for a Master-Course in Germany. Under Mr. Probst's auspices, Julian performed extensively throughout the United States, Western & Eastern Europe. Performances include:
- Marlboro Music Festival
- The Scotia Festival of Canada—directed by Pierre Boulez
- Amherst College; recitals of solo and chamber music. Harpsichordist with Amherst's Bach Festival Orchestra conducted by Blanche Moyse
- Recitals at the Hall of the Kosciuzko Foundation of New York in festivals directed by David Dubal—broadcaster and Juilliard professor
- New York concerto debut: Beethoven's Fourth Concerto with the Symphony of Westchester—Barry Charles Hoffman, conductor
- Bendheim Performing Arts Center—New York
- Diamond Chateau—Presidential Palace, St. Martin, by invitation of First Lady Josianne Fleming
- Harvard University—Paine Hall
- French Cultural Institute of Boston
- Woods Hole Music Festival—Cape Cod summer series
- Concert Series of DuQuesne University—Pittsburgh
- Russia: The Scriabin Museum, The Gnessin Academy, Moscow State University
- Radio France—collaboration with pianist Valery Afanassiev
- Biarritz Music Festival at The Regina—France
- Miremonde Arts Concert Series, in performance with the Kopelman String Quartet—New York
Radio and television appearances include WGBH—Boston, WCVB—Boston, WQED—Pittsburgh, and News-12 of New York.
At Amherst College, Julian worked with Lewis Spratlan—Pulitzer Prize winner, and Andrei Golovin of the Gnessin Academy in Moscow. His composition career began with Ludmila & Oleg Protopopov, the Olympic Figure-Skating legends who frequently used Julian's music throughout their tours. He is currently composing music commissioned by Dr. Jelle Atema of Boston University.
Julian's skills as composer and orchestrator for Film/Television/Radio spans nearly 500 years of musical styles—from the genres of choral music of the Renaissance, Baroque/Classical/Romantic music, to the most modern developments within jazz, latin, and world music. He scored three documentary films: "Kristin Linklater; A Tribute" (produced by Andrea Haring & Columbia University) "The Protopopovs; A Life in Three Spirals" and "The Return of The Protopopovs"—both for Russian Television; Channel 1 and NTV.
After his debut in Pittsburgh, Julian met Fred Rogers—creator of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. During their subsequent friendship, Mr. Rogers inspired Julian to write music for children. Much of this music was often featured in the Music & Art workshops conducted by his mother, who founded the Miremonde Center for Arts & Culture.
Julian is producer of the "Lena Live Radio Hour"—a weekly program on internet radio focusing on the Arts & Sciences, hosted by his mother Lena Miremonde. Distinguished guests have included Sir Richard Roberts, Nobel Laureate—biologist and chemist, Mark Barondess—celebrity attorney & author, Carol Roth—CNBC business contributor and New York Times best-selling author, and Dr. Edward Breitschwerdt—professor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University. The radio program has won recognition from DPA Microphones. Currently Julian is producing and scoring a radio documentary about DPA.