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Steinway Artist Julian Gargiulo in Concert

An entertaining afternoon of music making!

Lauded as a pianist-composer extraordinaire by press around the world, Steinway Artist Dr. Julian Gargiulo will present a program of scintillating performances and share his insights and experiences for making classical music fun and engaging. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event – free and open to the public!

Julian Gargiulo piano concert

All are welcome to join us on Sunday, September 29th from 2:00PM to 3:30PM at Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall (2106 S. 4th Street, Minneapolis, on the University of Minnesota campus).


“…expect to revise any preconceived notions you have about classical music concerts” – Huffington Post

Enjoy a multi-media program, including:

“Getting to Carnegie”

  • A short documentary meant to raise more questions than it answers. At its heart is the question: “What is it that ever pushes you to do something important?”

Cello Sonata No. 1, 3rd mov “Tango” – Julian Garguilo

  • Hocheol Shin, cello; Julian Gargiulo, piano

Is This Beethoven?

  • An upbeat musical recognition game structured like a game show. Audience experiences music and musical structure through charades/pantomime and active participation/interaction.

Julian GargiuloJulian Lawrence Gargiulo is a pianist, composer, and recording artist. He has performed in the United States, Canada, England, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, Russia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, China, and Australia, to both public and critical acclaim. Julian is a Steinway Artist.

Mr. Gargiulo performs regularly throughout the world in halls such as Carnegie Hall (US), United Nations’ Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium (US), Moscow Conservatory Hall (Russia), Verona Philharmonic Hall (Italy), The Esplanade (Singapore) and the Seymour Theatre Centre (Australia). Collaborations include performances with soprano Olga Makarina (Metropolitan Opera), violinists Elizabeth Zeltser (NY Philharmonic), Dmitri Berlinsky (Paganini Gold medalist), Lucio Degani (Solisti Veneti), choreographer Neta Pulvermacher, composer/conductor Octavio Vazquez and trumpet virtuoso Joe Burgstaller (Canadian Brass). TV and Radio appearances include stations such as RAI Uno TV (Italy), RAI Tre TV (Italy), RAI International TV (Italy), CTV (Canada), RTN TV (Russia), RAI Uno Radio (Italy), Radio One – CBS (USVI), Paradise Radio (USVI) and SBS Radio (Australia).

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 (Mezhlumov). In the United States he received his Bachelor’s Degree at Rowan University (Zuponcic), 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).

In 2005 Julian started the Water Island Music Festival in the Virgin Islands, which brings together classical and jazz musicians for three days of music.

Founder of 16000children, a Non-profit dedicated to raising awareness for the children who die of hunger in the world every day, Julian also devotes his time and talent performing and raising funds for numerous other charities worldwide.

In 2009 Julian was also named Artistic Director of ‘Crossing Borders’, a Hunter College (NY) program which presents established foreign artists currently living in NY.

In 2010 Julian began writing a classical music column called Mostly Classical for the main newspaper in the Cayman Islands, The Cayman Compass.

In 2015 Julian presented the first edition of ‘Getting to Carnegie’, an International Music Competition which featured musicians from all around the world for a chance to share the stage at Carnegie Hall.

Recent highlights have included return tours of Europe, Asia and the United States, and a performance at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York on Jan 17, 2016. Julian currently splits his time between New York and Paris. For the latest news please visit his website:

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