On Feb. 2, Monticello to host renowned musician

Carnegie Hall?  Yes!  As recently as January 11 for the premiere of his Sonata for Piano and Violin. 
Monticello, Utah?  Yes! On February 2 when Julian Gargiulo, pianist, composer, and recording artist will perform in a Blue Mountain Entertainment concert at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
Julian Lawrence Gargiulo has performed in the United States, Canada, England, Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, China, and Australia, to both public and critical acclaim.  And now in Monticello, UT! 
His renditions exhibit extraordinary passion and precision as he fills the concert hall with his personal brand of charm, humor and charisma.
What the critics are saying:
After his Washington debut at the U.S. State Department, “…Mr. Gargiulo’s powerful energy enveloped his audience.”  (State Magazine)
In Germany, “…all the elements for an international career are present: talent, musicality, technique and charisma.”  (Garmisch-Partenkirchner Tagblatt)
In Italy, “...exquisite Gershwin...a romantic pianist...with a particular sensibility for Schumann.”  (L’Arena di Verona)
In Greece, “...a marvelous non-stop flow of pure Woody Allen-ish wit.” (Kathimerini)
In addition to Carnegie Hall, Mr. Gargiulo performs regularly throughout the world in halls such as United Nations’ Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium (US), Moscow Conservatory Hall (Russia), Verona Philharmonic Hall (Italy), The Esplanade (Singapore) and the Seymour Theatre Centre (Australia). 
Collaborations include performances with soprano Olga Makarina (Metropolitan Opera), violinists Elizabeth Zeltser (NY Philharmonic), Dmitri Berlinsky (Paganini Gold medalist), Lucio Degani (Solisti Veneti), choreographer Neta Pulvermacher, composer/conductor Octavio Vazquez and trumpet virtuoso Joe Burgstaller (Canadian Brass).  He also performs frequently on radio and TV.
Born and educated in Italy, with dual U.S. and Italian citizenship, Gargiulo studied at the Verona State Conservatory (Randone), the Mugi Academy in Rome (Ciccolini) and the Moscow State Conservatory (Mezhlumov). 
In the United States he received his Bachelor’s Degree at Rowan University (Zuponcic), Master’s Degree at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University (Slutsky), and his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Maryland (Rodriguez).
In 2005 Julian started the Water Island Music Festival in the Virgin Islands, currently in its 10th season, which brings together classical and jazz musicians for three days of music.
Founder of 16000children, a Non-profit dedicated to raising awareness for the children who die of hunger in the world every day, Julian also devotes his time and talent performing and raising funds for numerous other charities worldwide.
Upcoming highlights include the release of his eighth CD ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ with all original compositions and return tours of Europe, Asia and the United States.
Julian currently divides his time between New York and Paris.
BME and Kigalia Fine Arts season memberships will provide admittance to Monday’s outstanding concert as will tickets sold at the door: Family $30, adult $12, student $6.

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