Spot on: precise basses and greying hair
Julian Behr first studied classical guitar and lute with Prof. Dr. Mario Sicca and Robert Barto at the Stuttgart University of Music and Performing Arts.
After postgraduate studies with Joachim Held at the Hamburg Conservatory, Julian Behr studied early music and lute instruments at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel with Hopkinson Smith. From 2007 to 2011 he taught lute at the Musikhochschule Nuremberg, and since 2020 he has been professor of lute at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
He has performed at festivals in most European countries and in South America, with Capricornus Consort Basel, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Al Ayre Espagnol, Les Passions de l'Âme, B'Rock and with the countertenors Franz Vitzthum and Andreas Scholl, the sopranos Maria Kristina Kiehr and Hana Blažíková and the tenor David Munderloh.
In addition to solo and chamber music projects, participation in baroque opera productions is a component of his activities.