Julian Kainrath is the very talented violinist from South Tyrol (he was born in Merano) who won the Discovery Award in the ICMA 2022 edition: he is not even 17 years old! He will play on April 21st at the Philharmonie in Luxembourg with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Adam Fischer (who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award): his programme includes the virtuoso Introduction et Rondo capriccioso by Saint-Saëns. But on February 28th Julian played in Milan, with the pianist Luigi Carroccia, for the season of the Società dei Concerti: a concert that showcased the truly promising talent of this musician, whom Nicola Cattò (Musica, Italy) met for an interesting interview.
You were born in a borderland, among different languages (Italian, German and the Spanish of your Bolivian mother’s side) and cultures that are sometimes far apart. How did you live this fact? An enrichment or a difficulty?
It’s true, my mother is South American and I speak Spanish with her; my father is from Bolzano, on the border between Austria and Italy, and I speak German with him, while my parents use Italian with each other! For this reason, I am of the opinion that any approach to other cultures enriches artists, musicians. Read More →