Conductor Julian Pellicano has rapidly established himself as a leading interpreter of music across a broad spectrum of genres, traditions, and time periods, leading the Winnipeg Free Press to proclaim that “his versatility is truly astonishing.” Whether it be traditional and contemporary symphonic repertoire, classical and modern ballet, opera, films live with orchestra, pops, musical theater, multi-media productions, workshops, or his carefully programmed concerts for young listeners, Julian brings an incisive musicality and collaborative spirit to every performance.
“Hands down, one of the hardest-working musicians in Winnipeg...His versatility is truly astonishing”
- Winnipeg Free Press
After four successful engagements with the company, Julian has been appointed to the position of Principal Conductor with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. As the company celebrates is 80th season in 2019 - 2020, Julian will begin his position on the artistic staff, conducting performances with orchestra in Winnipeg and on national and international tours.
Julian Pellicano will perform Jurassic Park Live, with the Seattle Symphony, May 29 - 30, 2019.
Julian was featured in The Georgia Straights in an interview by Mike Usinger talking about performing films live with orchestra and his upcoming performances with the Vancouver Symphony.
On December 6th, Julian will lead the Yale Philharmonia in eight new works for orchestra by Ryan Lindviet, Nate May, Frances Pollock, Aaron Levin, Anteo Fabris, Grant Luhmann and Tanner Porter.
After a successful debut in 2017, Julian has been re-invited to conduct two productions with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet during the 2018 / 2019 season. Working with renowned dancer and choreographer Lila York, he will kick off the RWB's season with a re-mounting of their critically acclaimed 2013 production, The Handmaid's Tale, with music by James MacMillan, Arvo Pärt, Alfred Schnittke, Andrzej Panufnik, Leonard Bernstein and John Corigliano. In 2019 Julian will close the RWB season with The Wizard of Oz, a new production co-commissioned by the RWB with a new score by composer Matthew Pierce.
Julian made his first appearance at the Palau De La Música in Valencia.
“Pellicano...led with confidence and efficiency, remaining firmly in control from start to finish.”
- LA LIBERTÉ