Julian Cochran

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Julian Cochran in 1998

Julian Cochran (born 14 June 1974) is an English-born Australian composer.

Cochran's earlier works show stylistic influences from Impressionist music and his later works are more noticeably influenced by Classical music and folk music of Eastern Europe.[1] Cochran's piano compositions, such as the piano sonatas, demand considerable virtuosity from the performer.[2] The piano works include Toccata & Fire Dance, ten preludes, four scherzi, six Romanian Dances, Animation Suite composed of Tin Sentinel, Clockwork Doll, Wooden Dolls (Matreshki), Goat's Dance and Flydian Galop, five mazurkas, the impressionistic work Maelstrom, Fantasy, three waltzes titled Valses[3] and two piano sonatas.[4] Related to the piano works are seven pieces published for concert harp. Cochran also wrote orchestral and chamber music including the trio for violin, cor anglais and concert harp or piano Artemis, the sextet for string quartet, oboe and bassoon Zorya Vechernyaya,[5] the four-part orchestral work Symphonic Tale, Two Valses for symphony orchestra, the Romanian Dances for chamber orchestra, Dagda's Harp Fantasy for symphony orchestra and choral works.[6][7]

Cochran's music has been performed in prominent concert halls throughout the word, including concerts at Carnegie Hall [8][9] in New York, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw,[10] the Berlin Konzerthaus[11] and the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Hall in Russia,[12] and the music receives regular radio broadcasts.[13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20] The International Cochran Piano Competition is one of few piano competitions devoted entirely to the works of a single composer and is held in Warsaw, Poland.[21]

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  1. ^ Australian Music Centre. "Julian Cochran". 
  2. ^ Graham Spicer. "Composer Julian Cochran on music, maths and method". Gramilano.com. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Aiden Frazier. "Aiden Frazier interview with Julian Cochran" (PDF). Robert Bremner Publishing. 
  4. ^ Stephen Pleskun (2012). A Chronological History of Australian Composers and Their Compositions - Vol. 3. Xlibris Corporation.  Stephen Pleskun (2012). A Chronological History of Australian Composers and Their Compositions - Vol. 4. Xlibris Corporation. 
  5. ^ Mila Tillman (2015). The Esoteric Codex: Virgin Goddesses. Lulu Enterprises Incorporated. ISBN 9781329540767. 
  6. ^ "Complete Published Works by Cochran". Cochran Archives. 2011-07-19. 
  7. ^ "Pan-European Philharmonic performs Cochran's Symphonic Tale". Pan-European Philharmonic. 2014-06-01. 
  8. ^ Sauter Pianomanufaktur. "Sauter Pianos (Noticias y eventos :: News :: Sauter Concert 275 In Carnegie Hall)". Sauter-pianos.de. 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. "Art In Many Forms". CityMag Magazine. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Julian Cochran Concert, 14 March 2014". Cochran Music. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "ABC Classic FM Music Details: Friday 8 April 2011". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  14. ^ "ABC Classic FM Music Details: Saturday 30 July 2011". Abc.net.au. 2011-07-30. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  15. ^ "ABC Classic FM Music Details: Wednesday 4 May 2011". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  16. ^ "ABC Classic FM Music Details: Wednesday 16 March 2011". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  17. ^ "ABC Classic FM Music Details: Friday 11 March 2011". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  18. ^ "ABC Classic FM Music Details: Saturday 27 August 2011". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  19. ^ "Playlist for Classic Breakfast with Emma Ayres, 6:05AM - 9:05AM, Friday 11 March on ABC Classic FM". Limelight Magazine. 2011-03-11. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  20. ^ "Playlist for Classic Drive with Julia Lester, 4:05PM - 7:00PM, Monday 14 March on ABC Classic FM". Limelight Magazine. 2011-03-14. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  21. ^ "International Cochran Piano Competition". International Cochran Piano Competition. Retrieved 2 January 2015.