Julius Zeman was born in Vienna in 1998. He received his grammar school education at the Schottengymnasium in Vienna. He finished his studies of organ and piano (2020) and conducting (2022) at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg with the professors Bruno Weil, Ion Marin, Heribert Metzger, Reinhard Goebel, Johannes Kalitzke and Jean-Pierre Faber with distinction.
Recently Julius Zeman appeared as a conductor, pianist and organist (in the Musikverein Graz, Philharmonie am Gasteig München, the Casa da Música Porto, the Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg, the Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg, the Basilika Sonntagberg, a.o.). During the corona lockdown he performed in many TV- and livestream-concerts, for example with the violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian on Mozarts own original instruments for the TV-show of the Mozartwoche Salzburg/Wir spielen für Österreich which was broadcasted by ORF/3Sat. For the opera production of Massenets "Thaïs" at the Theater an der Wien (Peter Konwitschny/Leo Hussain) he was engaged as the Studienleiter and assistant conductor.
Julius Zeman regularly performs with artists such as Claire Elizabeth Craig, Michael Arivony, Leo Hussain, Rainer Trost, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian and Leopold Hager, who has had a huge influence on his musical development. Julius Zeman has gained experiences as a conductor with orchestras such as the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien and the oenm – Österreichisches Ensemble für Neue Musik.
Alongside well-known singers he often appears as an accompanist for song-recitals. During the 2019/20 season he has been a Leeds Lieder Young Artist.
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.