American Chamber Orchestra

Julian Shively

Julian is 16 and a junior at the Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet School where he is enrolled in the aerospace/ hydrospace engineering program. He started playing the piano when he was 4 and cello when he was 5½. He enjoys both instruments immensely, has built invaluable friendships through his musical endeavors, and has received various awards and accolades including, on cello, appearing as soloist twice with the Danbury Symphony, 2012 and 2014 and with the Greater Bridgeport Symphony in 2016. Julian studies with Philip Boulanger in New Haven and formerly with Rebecca Patterson and Sylvan Lumsden. Julian is a passionate chamber musician. During the year, he plays in a string quartet and coaches with Asya Meshberg in Darien. In the summer, he attends camps with emphasis on chamber music such as Kinhaven Music School, Skidmore/DeCoda Institute, and others. Julian serves as principal cellist in the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra’s principal orchestra. He has also participated in numerous master classes with renowned cellists such as Soo Bae, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Arnold Choi, Nicholas Canellakis, and the Ying, Voxare, Harlem, Enso and Carducci string quartets.

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