Julian Behr © Susanna Drescher

Julian Behr

Julian Behr first earned a degree in classical guitar and lute with Prof. Dr. Mario Sicca and Robert Barto at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart. After graduate studies in lute with Joachim Held at the Hamburg Conservatory, he studied early music and lute instruments at the Schola Cantorum in Basel with Hopkinson Smith.
Until 2011 Behr was teaching at the University of Music Nürnberg. He has performed in festivals in nearly every European country and in South America with, among others, the Belgian ensemble “Ausonia”, “Acadamy of Ancient Music Berlin”, “Al Ayre Español”, Peter Kooij and “Sette Voci” as well as the countertenors Franz Vitzthum and Andreas Scholl. Together with the tenor David Munderloh, Behr focusses on the English lute song of the 17th century. In addition to solo and chamber music projects, an integral part of his work is his participation in baroque opera productions in such great opera houses as Hamburg, Berlin, Amsterdam and Brussels. His work is documented on CDs recorded by Alpha, Harmonia Mundi, ORF Alte Musik and Capriccio.