Julio Elizalde
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compelling artistry and power
— The Seattle Times

Praised as a musician of "compelling artistry and power" by the Seattle Times, the gifted American pianist Julio Elizalde is a multifaceted artist who enjoys a versatile career as soloist, chamber musician, artistic administrator, educator, and curator. He has performed in many of the major music centers throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America to popular and critical acclaim. Since 2014, he has served as the Artistic Director of the Olympic Music Festival near Seattle, Washington.

Julio Elizalde has appeared with many of the leading artists of our time. He tours internationally with world-renowned violinists Sarah Chang and Ray Chen and has performed alongside conductors Itzhak Perlman, Teddy Abrams, and Anne Manson. He has collaborated with artists such as cellists Pablo Ferrández and Kian Soltani, violinist Pamela Frank, composers Osvaldo Golijov and Stephen Hough, baritone William Sharp, and members of the Juilliard, Cleveland, Takács, Kronos, and Brentano string quartets.

Julio is a founding member of the New Trio with violinist Andrew Wan, co-concertmaster of the Montréal Symphony and Patrick Jee, cellist of the New York Philharmonic. The New Trio was the winner of both the Fischoff and Coleman National Chamber Music Competitions and is the recipient of the Harvard Musical Association's prestigious Arthur W. Foote Prize. As part of the New Trio, Julio has performed for leading American politicians such as President Bill Clinton, Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Henry Kissinger, and the late Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy. He was a featured performer on the soundtrack of the 2013 film Jimmy P, composed by Academy Award-winner Howard Shore.

Julio is a passionately active educator. In 2013, he served as a visiting professor of piano at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington and has given piano and chamber music masterclasses throughout the United States at major conservatories and universities. He has also appeared at various summer music festivals including Yellow Barn, Taos, Caramoor, Bowdoin, Kneisel Hall, and the Music Academy of the West. In 2012, Julio was the youngest juror ever selected at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition held at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Julio received a bachelor of music degree with honors from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Paul Hersh. He holds master’s and doctor of musical arts degrees from the Juilliard School in New York City, where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal, Joseph Kalichstein, and Robert McDonald.


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TOUR


SEPTEMBER 7 & 8, 2019
Port Townsend, WA | Olympic Music Festival
Recital with violinist Ray Chen
Works by Grieg, Franck, Bach, Debussy, and Ravel

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
Athens, GA | UGA Presents - Huge Hodgson Concert Hall
Recital with violinist Sarah Chang
Works by Bartók, Franck, Bazzini, Dvořák, and Ravel

SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
Athens, GA | University of Georgia
Piano Masterclass

SEPTEMBER 22, 2019
Gainesville, FL | University of Florida Performing Arts
Recital with violinist Sarah Chang
Works by Bartók, Franck, Bazzini, Dvořák, and Ravel


OCTOBER 7, 2019
Tokyo, Japan | Kioi Hall
Recital with violinist Sarah Chang
Works by Bartók, Franck, Bazzini, Dvořák, and Ravel

OCTOBER 8, 2019
Nagoya, Japan | Shirakawa Hall
Recital with violinist Sarah Chang
Works by Bartók, Franck, Bazzini, Dvořák, and Ravel

OCTOBER 20, 2019
San Juan, Puerto Rico | Sala Pau Casals
Recital with cellist Pablo Ferrández
Works by Bruch, Brahms, and Rachmaninoff

OCTOBER 24, 2019
Seattle, WA | University of Washington
Recital with violinist Rachel Lee
Works by Copland, Bartók, Stravinsky, and Franck

NOVEMBER 1, 2019
Gwangju, South Korea | Asia Cultural Center
Recital with violinist Ray Chen
Works by Grieg, Saint-Saëns, Bach, Debussy, and Ravel

NOVEMBER 3, 2019
San Francisco, CA | Davies Symphony Hall
Recital with violinist Ray Chen
Works by Grieg, Saint-Saëns, Bach, Debussy, and Ravel

NOVEMBER 5, 2019
Orange, CA | Chapman University
Masterclass & Recital
Works by Beethoven

NOVEMBER 6, 2019
Los Angeles, CA | Walt Disney Concert Hall
Recital with violinist Ray Chen
Works by Grieg, Saint-Saëns, Bach, Debussy, and Ravel

NOVEMBER 8, 2019
Toronto, Canada | Koerner Hall
Recital with violinist Ray Chen
Works by Grieg, Saint-Saëns, Bach, Debussy, and Ravel

NOVEMBER 9, 2019
Houston, TX | Cullen Theater at Wortham Center - Society for the Performing Arts
Recital with violinist Ray Chen
Works by Grieg, Saint-Saëns, Bach, Debussy, and Ravel

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The greatest pleasures of the concert, for me, came from pianist Julio Elizalde. His voicings were highly detailed and musically intelligent.
— The Washington Post

VIDEOS

DEBUSSY Reflets dans l'eau from Images Book I

SAINT-SAËNS Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75 (Finale) with violinist Ray Chen

BRAHMS Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118 No. 2

BACH Sheep May Safely Graze (arr. Petri/Perahia)

DEBUSSY Claire de Lune from Suite bergamasque

 RECORDINGS

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TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67

NEW TRIO
Andrew Wan, violin
Patrick Jee, cello
Julio Elizalde, piano

Recorded in Yonkers, NY at Oktaven
Produced by Ryan Streber

Coming Soon

 
The elegant Mr. Elizalde...had a chance to show off his virtuosity
— The New York Times

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(Updated December, 2018. Please disregard previous versions)