Cellist Julian Bennett began his cello studies at the age of 9, growing up in a family of musicians. He made his concerto debut with the Tacoma Youth Symphony, winning the Concerto Competition in 2016.

As a chamber musician, Julian has been featured as a guest artist in the Snake River Chamber Series in Colorado, as well as the Second City Chamber Series in Tacoma, Washington. He has collaborated and performed with members of the Horszowski Trio and of the Carpe Diem and Daedalus Quartets. In 2021, he was invited by conductor Michael Morgan to serve as Principal Cellist of the Bear Valley Symphony Orchestra. He is currently an active freelancer and cello teacher in Boulder.

His primary teachers include David Requiro, Jennifer Culp, and Horacio Contreras. He has performed in masterclasses for Marcy Rosen, Joshua Roman, Phillipe Mueller, Julian Steckel, Tanya Carey, and Amir Eldan.

Julian is pursuing his doctoral studies at the University of Colorado – Boulder where he serves as Teaching Assistant to David Requiro. He holds a Master of Music degree and Professional Studies Certificate from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from Lawrence University where he graduated magna cum laude.

He plays on an exquisite cello made by Eric Benning. In his spare time, Julian is an avid cook and enjoys hiking and the outdoors.