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Julian Cochran

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Julian Cochran in 1998

Julian Cochran (born 1974) is an English-born Australian composer.

Cochran's earlier works show stylistic influences from Impressionist music[1][2] and his later works are more noticeably influenced by Classical music and folk music of Eastern Europe.[3] The piano works include nineteen preludes, seven large Fantasia works (including Sarmatian Dances, Dagda's Harp, Scherzo da Fiaba, The Wind Sylph and the Dryad and the three movement work Sul Settimo), five mazurkas, two scherzi, six Romanian Dances, Animation Suite (comprising Tin Sentinel, Clockwork Doll, Wooden Dolls (Matreshki) and Flydian Galop), Animal Scenes (comprising Butterfly Dance, Hedgehog, Goat's Dance and Tail-chasing Kitten), Toccata & Fire Dance, the impressionistic work Maelstrom, three waltzes titled Valses,[4][5] a cycle of five works titled Pegasus' Travels and Dances of Noble Sentiment (comprising Minuet, Courante, Rondeau and Forlana). Related to the piano works are seven pieces published for concert harp. Cochran also wrote orchestral and chamber music including the four-part work for soprano and piano Night Scenes, the trio for violin, cor anglais and concert harp or piano Artemis, the trio for violin, cello and piano Pegasus' Travels, the sextet for string quartet, oboe and bassoon Zorya Vechernyaya, the string quartet Three Preludes, the four-part orchestral work Symphonic Tale, Two Valses for symphony orchestra, the Romanian Dances for chamber orchestra, the Romanian Dances for piano and violin, Dagda's Harp Fantasia for symphony orchestra and choral works.[6][7]

Cochran's music has been performed at Carnegie Hall in New York,[8][9] the Amsterdam Concertgebouw,[10] the Berlin Konzerthaus,[11] and the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Hall in Russia.[12] The International Cochran Piano Competition is held in Warsaw, Poland.[13]


  1. ^ Jeffrey Williams (15 February 2014). "Gil Sullivan – Pianist in review". New York Concert Review.
  2. ^ Peter Burwasser, Colin Clarke, David DeBoor Canfield, Levon Parikian, David Sawtelle (authors selected in relation to 'impressionistic' reference) (2015). Musician's Armchair Reading. Robert Bremner Publishing. pp. 20, 200, 201, 202, 204, 206. ISBN 9780646959054.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Graham Spicer (12 October 2012). "Composer Julian Cochran on music, maths and method". Gramilano.com. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  4. ^ Aiden Frazier. "Aiden Frazier interview with Julian Cochran" (PDF). Robert Bremner Publishing.
  5. ^ Jeffrey Williams (15 February 2014). "Gil Sullivan – Pianist in review". New York Concert Reviews.
  6. ^ "Complete Published Works by Cochran". Cochran Archives. 19 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Pan-European Philharmonic performs Cochran's Symphonic Tale". Pan-European Philharmonic. 1 June 2014.
  8. ^ Sauter Pianomanufaktur. "Sauter Pianos (Noticias y eventos :: News :: Sauter Concert 275 in Carnegie Hall)". Sauter-pianos.de. Archived from the original on 1 May 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  9. ^ Jeffrey Williams (15 February 2014). "Review of Julian Cochran at Carnegie Hall". New York Concert Review.
  10. ^ Farrin Foster (15 February 2014). "Art in Many Forms". CityMag Magazine.
  11. ^ Farrin Foster (March 2014). "Art in Many Forms". CityMag Magazine. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  12. ^ "Julian Cochran Concert, 14 March 2014". Cochran Music. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  13. ^ "International Cochran Piano Competition". International Cochran Piano Competition. Retrieved 2 January 2015.

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