Julius Zeman (Austria)

Julius Zeman was born in Vienna in 1998. He received his grammar school education at the Schottengymnasium in Vienna. He finished his studies of conducting, piano and organ 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 Wiener Konzerthaus, the Philharmonie am Gasteig München, the Casa da Música Porto, the Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg, the Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg, the Grazer Musikverein a.o.) and 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 the head of music and assistant conductor. 

In the 2023/24 season he will be engaged as a conductor and solorépétiteur at the Saarländisches Staatstheater. He will also conduct performances of Haydns Oratorio Die Schöpfung with the Mozartensemble OÖ and the Konzertchor LGV Nürnberg and Gustav Mahlers 1st Symphony with the Sinfonieorchester der Universität Mozarteum. Apart from that he will continue to appear in many chamber-music concerts and recitals as a pianist and organist. 

Julius Zeman regularly performs with artists such as Claire Elizabeth Craig, Michael Arivony, Leo Hussain, Rainer Trost, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian and Leopold Hager. 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. At the Bösendorfer Salon in the Wiener Musikverein he hosts his own annual concert cycle, performing great symphonic pieces in their original versions for two pianos. During the 2019/20 season he has been a Leeds Lieder Young Artist.

Julius Zeman’s papers on the libretto of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fidelio, Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and Peter Cornelius Der Barbier von Bagdad were published by the University of Freiburg and the Literarischer Zaunkönig.

He is a Bösendorfer Artist.