Julian Kahn



Competition Winner

Cellist Julian Kahn was a winner of the 1927 Walter W. Naumburg Competition. He was a graduate of the Institute of Musical Art where he studied with William Willeke.

Mr. Kahn made his New York debut under the auspices of the Naumburg Foundation on February 27, 1928 in Town Hall.

Reviews from his debut recital appear below:

Musical America, February 20, 1928

"The young 'cellist drew a tone of mellow quality, while his bowing was pleasingly firm and restrained. A deep insight into the music he played enhanced its effect, and a serious, intelligent attitude won the unreserved respect of his listeners."

New York Sun, 1928

"His performance last night marked him as an important addition to the ranks of fine cellists. A serious young artist with a musical mind and enviable accomplishment is Mr. Kahn."


1927 Naumburg Competition

First Prize

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