JULIAN GAU

conductor • composer • performer

About

Hello! I'm Julian Gau, a musician of various fields and places - as conductor, composer, performer, and enthusiastic listener.

As a conductor, I work primarily in orchestras and musical theatre. Currently I am a master's student in orchestral conducting at Boston Conservatory, where I study with Bruce Hangen. I am active in Boston, where I conduct the Horizon Ensemble. Before coming to Boston, I went to Brown University, where I studied music and mathematics. There, I ran the Brown University Chamber Orchestra, a student-led ensemble of about 40 musicians. Other than that, I conducted four shows - West Side Story, Orpheus in the Underworld, The Soldier's Tale, and Into the Woods. This summer, I'll be attending the Miami Music Festival and the International Conducting Workshop and Festival. Exciting!

Aside from conducting, I play the piano and the cello. With these I've performed as a part of various orchestras and chamber groups, as well as an accompanist. I've also been active as a composer, having written for many friends at many times. For various musical tasks, I engrave music in LilyPond.

Outside of music, I enjoy memorable stories, vegan cooking, and valuable friendships. I can also be found on platforms such as YouTube, where you can find some of my music, and Twitch, where I stream myself playing the piano, singing, and turning pages.

If you'd like to contact me for any reason, please visit the Contact page.