American-German cellist, Julian Müller performs frequently as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player in the United States and Europe. Hailed as “...haunting and mesmerizing...” by the USA Today, Julian appeared as soloist  with the Louisville Orchestra, performing the world premiere of the ballet How They Fade, composed by him and art-pop band, YASSOU, on a commission from  the Louisville Ballet Company.

Müller has been presented on NPR Live, in collaboration with pianist, Sergei Babayan, performing works of Schubert and Schumann. Müller has performed with Simone Dinnerstein as a member  of Ensemble Baroklyn and with Matt Haimovitz’s ensemble, UCCELLO. Müller also appeared as a guest artist on the

10th annual Carolyn Warner and Friends concert, performing with, Stephen Rose, Peter Salaff, and Robert Vernon. Further, Müller has been in the Intensive Quartet Seminar at CIM, the Chamber Music Mentorship Program of Orchestra of St. Lukes, Mannes Baroque Ensemble, NewMusicMannes, and on many Mannes Sounds Festival Series concerts. 

As an orchestral musician, Müller performs frequently with Orchestra of St. Luke’s and is a member of the Montclair Orchestra. Müller served as principal cellist of the Mannes School of Music Orchestra, the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, and the Empire State Youth Orchestra. He has also been featured as continuo player for the Mannes Opera’s production of Cosi fan Tutte and CIM’s opera production of Alcina. In 2012 and 2013, Müller was a member of the New York String Orchestra Seminar under maestro Jaime Laredo. From 2008-2011, Müller held a section cello position with the Berkshire Symphony.     

Music festival appearances include; Aspen Music Festival and School, Caroga Lake Music Festival, Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, National Summer Cello Institute, Meadowmount School of Music, Manchester Music Festival Music School, and Yellow Barn (YAP). 

In competitions, Müller has won first prize at the Uel Wade Music Competition and first prize at the Schenectady Symphony’s Stefan Concerto Competition. 

A dedicated teacher and instructor, Müller served as Assistant Artistic Mentor  and coach at the Chamber Music Connection in Worthington, Ohio. Müller is a certified Suzuki Pedagogy teacher, receiving his instruction from Dr. Melissa Kraut. Müller has a private studio in New York City.

Müller holds a Master of Music Degree and Professional Studies Diploma with honors from the Mannes School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree with honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Müller is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at Rutgers University, where he studies with Jonathan Spitz. Past teachers include; Timothy Eddy, Georg Faust, Ronald Feldman, and Sharon Robinson.

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