Julian Darius Revie
Australian-Canadian composer Julian Darius Revie is Associate Music Director of St Thomas More Chapel at Yale. He was previously organist at Lake Avenue Congregational Church in Pasadena, California and at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Ottawa, Canada.
Born in Ottawa, Julian studied piano, organ and clarinet from an early age. He has been a weekly church organist since the age of eleven. Julian holds a diploma in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto; degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from Yale and Caltech; and a Master’s in Composition from Cambridge University, where he directed the Choir of Robinson College. His master’s dissertation, Unity and Uniqueness in the Fifth Mode Great Responsories: New Approaches to the Multifaceted Layers of Plainchant Melody, is an analysis of groups of related plainchant melodies that draws upon techniques used in analysis of tonal music (specifically, Schenkerian analysis) as well as upon the mathematical and computational tools used in comparative genetic analysis.
Perhaps most important to his musical development, Julian has grown through many years of private study, first with pianist Sandra Webster and organist Pamela Hoswitschka in Ottawa, and later with composers Veronika Krausas (USC), Bruce Reich (UCLA), and Milton Babbitt, Samuel Adler, and most recently Philip Lasser, all at The Juilliard School.
From the home base of his tranquil “composer’s cabin” in the woods of Monroe, Connecticut, Julian divides his time between New York City and Yale, where he frequently composes for and performs with soloists and ensembles. Julian is a winner of the Canadian Music Competitions and a recipient of a DAAD scholarship for study in Berlin. His compositions for solo instruments, voice, chamber ensembles and orchestra have been performed in North America, Europe, and Australia, in venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Sydney Opera House. His "Kyrie" of May 2016 is one of three finalists for the international Siciliani Prize (see the press release for more)