Biography

Julius Zeman was born in Vienna in 1998. During his grammar school education at the Schottengymnasium in Vienna, which he completed in 2016, he received tuition in playing the organ by Professor Rudolf Scholz and Judith Velisek in Vienna and at the Pre-College of the Mozarteum University in Salzburg by Professor Heribert Metzger. At the same time he was being given piano tuition by Professor Walter Fleischmann in Vienna.

He is currently at the Mozarteum in Salzburg studying conducting with Professors Bruno Weil, Johannes Kalitzke, Reinhard Goebel, Alexander Drcar and Karl Kamper, the concert organ with Professor Heribert Metzger and Lied accompaniment with Professor Jean-Pierre Faber.

He has given many organ and piano solo concerts, and has provided the accompaniment on many occasions, for example in the Salzburg Cathedral, the Bruckner House in Linz, at the Leeds Lieder Festival, the Harnoncourt Festival (Attergau), and the KulturKontakt Eppan.

During the first half of the year Julius Zeman conducted among other compositions Joseph Haydns symphonies No. 44, 45&104, Gustav Mahlers V. symphony, Arnold Schönbergs Pierrot Lunaire and pieces by Carl Maria v. Weber and Johann Strauss with orchestras such as the Sinfonieorchester der Universität Mozarteum, the NAMES – New Art and Music Ensemble Salzburg and the Bad Reichenhaller Philharmoniker.

In 2019 he has accompanied the soprano Claire Elizabeth Craig in a series of Lied recitals. With the tenor Rainer Trost he will cooperate in producing performances of the Reisebuch aus den Österreichischen Alpen by Ernst Krenek, coming up in November.

As a répétiteur and accompanist in concerts Julius Zeman collaborates with renowned choirs such as the Arnold Schönberg Chor (Vienna) and the Salzburger Bach Chor (Salzburg Festival).

Julius Zeman also plays the cembalo and the basso continuo. He recently performed the recitatives of Haydn’s oratorio The Seasons in the Casa de Musica, Porto, in a performance by the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto, which was conducted by Leopold Hager, with whom he has cooperated closely as a student and as a music partner.
In January 2020 he will perform as a conductor and as a soloist J. S. Bachs Brandenburgische Konzerte in the Mozarteum.

Julius Zeman’s paper on the libretto of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fidelio was published by the University of Freiburg. He is currently working on a paper on Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde which he also plans to publish.

He has been listed as a Bösendorfer Artist since May 2018.