Biography

Julius Zeman was born in Vienna in 1998. He received his grammar school education at the Schottengymnasium in Vienna. In June 2020 he finished his organ and piano studies at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg with Prof. Heribert Metzger and Prof. Jean-Pierre Faber with distinction. At the same time he has been studying conducting with the Professors Bruno Weil, Ion Marin and Reinhard Goebel (graduation in June 2022). 

During the season 2020/21 Julius Zeman appeared as a conductor, pianist and organist (in the Musikverein Graz, 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 violonist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian on Mozarts own original instruments for the TV-show of the Mozartwoche Salzburg/Wir spielen für Österreich which was proadcasted by ORF/3Sat. For the opera production "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, Leo Hussain, Rainer Trost, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian and Leopold Hager. 

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

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.