Julian Cochran (1974) is an Australian pianist, composer, and mathematician. Cochran’s compositions interlace the aesthetics of Romanticism and early 20th century styles to arrive at an original musical language which draws from the pianistic heritage of Liszt, Chopin, Balakiriev, Prokofiev, and Ravel. His music retains traditional structure, tonality and form. Its highly suggestive melodics and clear structure have contributed to Cochran’s growing popularity across the globe. His works are performed from Sydney to New York, including such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall.
"Cochran marries simplicity with virtuosity to stunning effect. He is clearly in love with the sonorities, rhythms and harmonies of Eastern Europe, and explores the whole range of possibilities they afford."
- Levon Parikian
"When one hears mathematician and composer in the same sentence, it is not at all unreasonable to think of names like Babbitt and Xenakis, and to expect a similarity of style with a mathematical base. Such is not the case. The multitalented Mr. Cochran is a throwback to the Romantic and Impressionistic traditions of the piano, using the musical language of Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, and Ravel, amongst others, in a highly individualistic, non-derivative manner."
- Jeffrey Williams, New York Concert Review
Between 23-25 June 2019 the Julian Cochran Foundation office was visited by the composer in Warsaw, Poland for masterclasses and his exclusive concert. Since we had received many emails concerning Julian Cochran and his professional life, we sat down with him to record a live interview. Idalia Roberta Kurowska, who was conducting the interview, had prepared questions which gave the artist an opportunity to elaborate on many areas of both his professional and personal life, as well as to share some of his reflections on the music industry and art itself. By reading this interview you can learn not only about how he works, but also about such interesting private aspects as his daily routine or his formative years.
SCORES & RECORDINGS
Here you can find excerpts of all scores of Julian Cochran’s works (50% of each piece).