The Blue Hill Bach Marville Young Artist Fellowship
Blue Hill Bach is grateful to Jan and Robert Marville for their support enabling a promising young musician to participate in the Festival as both a performer and as an apprentice member of the management team, with the opportunity to learn the nuts and bolts of producing concerts in a small community. The Fellowship is awarded to a gifted young artist who seeks a career singng or playing the music of Bach and his contemporaries in a historically-informed style, and who can benefit from performing side-by-side with some of the most distinguished professional Baroque musicians in the United States.
The 2021 Marville Young Artist Fellow is Julian Bennett Holmes, an award-winning composer and performer (harpsichord, organ, drum set). Julian is in charge of chapel music at Columbia University and is a doctoral candidate at the Manhattan School of Music, where he teaches undergraduate courses. He studied with Lowell Liebermann, Richard Danielpour, Marjorie Merryman, and the late Kenneth Cooper. As a teenager, he toured internationally, playing in experimental bands. He currently performs weekly organ meditations at Columbia University.
His prizes include the Society for New Music Israel/Pellman Award, the Society for Chamber Music in Rochester Young Composer Competition, the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Composers Award, and the Second Prize at the Seventh International Antonín Dvorák Competition. His music has been performed across the United States and in Europe.
Julian’s “Organ Prelude,” composed especially for Blue Hill Bach, receives its premiere at our 2021 Festival. He will also play organ and harpsichord continuo with the Blue Hill Bach Festival Orchestra.