Julian Lampert was among the artists featured in the recent book “Empowering Outperformance”—written by the Belgian arctic expeditionist and filmmaker Dixie Dansercoer.
2017 saw the world premiere of Julian’s Quintet for Flute and String Quartet, given by the Borromeo String Quartet with flutist Jelle Atema and the Cape Cod International Festival. This quintet also featured for the first time in concert performance two prehistoric flutes discovered by Prof. Ivan Turk in Slovenia, and reconstructed from their original materials by Mr. Atema—an interdisciplinary project featured at the New York Museum of Natural History, NPR, and WGBH Radio networks.
In 2016, Julian’s soundtrack to the short-film comedy “Goddesses in The Loo” (New York—directed by Jenilyn Rodriguez) was recorded at Galaxy Studios of Belgium.
Julian has scored 4 documentary films:
“A Life in Three Turns”, “A Historic Return”, and “Legends on Ice”—about the Olympic figure skating legends Ludmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov (produced for Russian Television)—and “Kristin Linklater; A Tribute”, a film-portrait of the renowned drama/theatre teacher and director (directed by Andrea Harding/produced for Columbia University).
Julian is a member of the Belgian Screen Composers Guild.
Born in Russia with Polish and French origins, Julian Lampert’s family immigrated to the United States and settled in Boston where he was raised and educated. He inherited the Russian-European music traditions from his mother, Prof. Elena Lampert (Moscow Conservatory)—his principal teacher of piano and harmony.
Julian also studied with professors Dorothy Taubman and Eliza Hansen who selected him a series of master courses in Hamburg.
Julian’s composition career began with Ludmila Belousova & Oleg Protopopov, the gold-medalist Olympic Figure-Skating legends; he composed for their performance tours and documentary films.
His skills within film music spans four centuries of musical eras—from Renaissance/Baroque/Classical/Romantic genres, to the most modern developments within jazz, latin, and world music.
Julian is currently composing for the Kopelman String Quartet, as well as a cycle of songs for the extra-curricular division of the European School No.4 of Brussels where he is Composer in Residence (le programme Périscolaire de l’École Européenne IV, Laeken/Bruxelles).
After his debut in Pittsburgh in 1999, Julian met Fred Rogers—creator of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. During their subsequent friendship, Mr. Rogers inspired Julian to write music for children; this resulted in Julian’s album “Minimoods for Children”. Much of this music was often featured in the Music & Art workshops conducted by his mother, who founded the Lampert Center for Arts & Culture in Boston and New York.
Julian’s association with Fred Rogers also led to extensive work with children’s choirs and vocal ensembles for adolescents and young professionals.
At 13, Julian gave his orchestral debut as soloist with conductor Roman Totenberg, and later with Victor Rosenbaum, both 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 also received guidance from Shura Cherkassky and Rudolf Serkin. Under Mr. Probst’s auspices, Julian performed extensively throughout the United States, Western & Eastern Europe.
Marlboro Music Festival
The Scotia Festival of Canada—directed by Pierre Boulez
Amherst College; Harpsichordist and pianist with Amherst’s Bach Festival
Orchestra conducted by Blanche Moyse
Columban Center for the Arts—Belgium
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 & Library 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
Biarritz Music Festival at The Regina—France
Miremonde Arts Concert Series, in performance with the Kopelman String
Radio/television appearances include WGBH Boston; WCVB Boston; WQED
Pittsburgh; and News-12; New York.