Julian Lawrence Gargiulo is a dynamic classical pianist who renders the compositions of renowned masters with extraordinary passion and precision, and fills the concert hall with his personal brand of charm, humor and charisma. He has performed in the United States, Italy, France, Germany, England, Russia, Australia and Singapore meeting always both public and critical acclaim.
"Julian is a volcano of ideas... " (Oggi 7 - New York)
"…Mr. Gargiulo’s powerful energy enveloped his audience." (State Magazine -Washington DC)
"…all the elements for an international career are present: talent, musicality, technique and charisma." (Garmisch-Partenkirchner Tagblatt - Germany)
"Julian Gargiulo is a mature, serious and refined artist." (Ettore Mo - Special correspondent, Corriere della Sera, Italy)
Mr. Gargiulo performs regularly throughout the world in halls such as Carnegie Hall (USA), Moscow Conservatory Hall (Russia), Verona Philharmonic Hall (Italy), the Seymour Theatre Centre (Australia) and the Esplanade (Singapore). Collaborations include performances with soprano Olga Makarina of the Metropolitan Opera, choreographer Neta Pulvermacher, composer-conductor Octavio Vazquez and trumpet virtuoso Josef Burgstaller. TV and Radio appearances include stations such as RAI International (Italy), RAI Tre (Italy), RTN (Russia), Radio One - CBS (USVI), Paradise Radio (USVI), and SBS (Australia).
Highlights this season include the release of his fifth CD 'Appassionata' with works of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, and Liszt, tours of Italy, the United States, the Caribbean, and a New York performance in Carnegie Hall on Jan 27, 2008.
Born and educated in Italy, with dual U.S. and Italian citizenship, Mr. Gargiulo studied at the Verona State Conservatory (Randone), the Mugi Academy in Rome (Ciccolini) and the Moscow State Conservatory (Zuponcic/Mezhlumov). In the United States he received his Master’s Degree at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University (Slutsky), and his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Maryland (Rodriguez). Dr. Gargiulo is on the piano faculty at the Westerhoff School of Music and the Dwight Conservatory of NY. He is also the founder and director of the Sacred Heart Concert Series in Westchester, NY and the Water Island Music Festival in the Virgin Islands.
Mr. Gargiulo currently resides in New York City.