Innovative French guitarist and composer Julien Xuereb strives to make every performance a unique experience. His compositional style ingeniously blends elements of Classical Music, Jazz and Middle Eastern Music. Tim Smith, music critic of the Baltimore Sun, wrote his work showed “Subtly nuanced compositions.”
Julien's recent appearances on stage include performances throughout France, New York City and the Baltimore-DC area. Julien also plays at charity events coordinated by the Creative Access organization at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Julien’s desire to make music available to a diverse audience led him to create the Peabody Musician-in-Residence Program through which students of the Peabody Institute receive free room and board at a retirement community in exchange for musical services. This program, which creates intergenerational links through music, is received in a very positive way in the Baltimore area and has been featured in local media such as WBAL, MPT and the Baltimore Sun as well as PBS. Since June 2015, Julien lives at the Springwell Senior Living Community in Baltimore where he performs daily.
Julien privately teaches guitar to students from the age five to sixteen. Julien offers lessons adapted to the tastes of each of his students, incorporating elements of classical training, theory, improvisation, and composition.
As a teenager in 2006, Julien Xuereb began composing his first solo album Introspection; he finished in 2014. After the eight years of composition, the album was released in May 2015. The ten-piece album outlines aspects of the human experience, including time, death, love, remembrance, and humanity’s place in the universe. The Atlantic Guitar Quartet premiered one of his latest works, Dialogues for Guitar Quartet, in 2015 at the Engineers Club in Baltimore, MD. Julien is now actively working on his second solo album for classical guitar.
In May 2015, Julien Xuereb graduated from the Peabody Institute with a Master of Music degree in Guitar Performance and Pedagogy under the guidance of maestro Julian Gray. He is now pursuing a Graduate Performance Diploma at Peabody from which he is expecting to graduate in May 2017.