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Biography

Julian Riem, native of Munich, Germany, studied with Michael Schäfer at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich and with Michel Béroff at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris. He continued his studies with Rudolf Buchbinder at the Basel Music Academy, where he received a degree in solo performance with high honors.

He is the winner of international piano competitions in Modena and Florence (Italy) as well as in Madrid (Spain) and was awarded a scholarship at the national German Music Competition.

Julian Riem’s active concert schedule regularly takes him to Europe, Japan and the USA. He has appeared with such orchestras as the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Southwest German Orchestra, the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Munich Bach Soloists Orchestra and the Kurpfälzisch Chamber Orchestra.

International festival performances include the "Festival Liszt-en-Provence", Musica mundi in Brussels, the European Music Academy in Aix-en-Provence, the Sándor Vegh International Chamber Music Academy in Prague, the Rolf Liebermann Podium Hamburg, Les Muséiques in Basel, and the Munich Opera Festival as well as the Oleg Kagan- Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and the Rheingau Musikfestival.

Julian Riem is a sought-after chamber musician and Lied accompanist. He is a member of the Munich Horn Trio as well as the Velit Quartet and frequently collaborates with cellist Raphaela Gromes.

He has recorded for such labels as Sony classical, Farao classics, Oehms, Querstand and Gramola. His recording with the Munich Horn Trio of works of Brahms and Ligeti won a prestigious Echo Klassik award 2012.

He has also made several recordings for German radio, as well as recordings for the Japanese NHK, Radio Nacional Spain and America’s National Public Radio.

In addition to his commitment to the standard classical music repertory, Julian Riem regularly performs and champions the works of well-known 20th century composers and is an in-demand interpreter of the works of living composers.