Julian Spiro is a violinist from Cleveland, OH. Committed to using the violin creatively, he is equally at home in classical, modern, rock, and experimental settings.
Julian began playing violin at the age of four, inspired by listening to his great grandfather, Murray Feldman, perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony and on Mister Roger's Neighborhood. This childhood fascination quickly became serious; Julian studied violin with Stephen Majeske, principal second of the Cleveland Orchestra, while training and performing internationally with friends and family as part of the performing group the Agnon Five.
As a student at Oberlin Conservatory, Julian studied violin performance with Milan Vitek and contributed strings to myriad rock, bluegrass, and experimental groups. In 2012, Julian received a fellowship at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he studied Hindustani music with Nepali tabla master Hom Nath Upadyhaya. He has performed nationally and internationally with ensembles such as the Chautauqua Festival Orchestra, the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, and Cleveland Opera Circle, and toured the US with the rock band Viewers Of.
Julian currently resides in Boston, where he is active as a session musician and freelance violinist.