Julian Tjon Sack Kie (*1996)

Growing up with different cultures, intercultural music has always been an important subject in Julian’s music. Both nature and non-western philosophy are the biggest sources of inspiration for Julian and he always aspires to integrate those elements in his life and music. Having studied at the HKU Music and Technology department brought upon an interest in composing contemporary classical music as well as the integration of electronic music within acoustic music. 
Julian grew up in Utrecht, The Netherlands, but his heritage lies in Surinam. At the age of 14 he taught himself both playing guitar and composing, from that point his fascination for music never left. After playing guitar and double bass for two years, his focus shifted towards composing and producing electronic music. Ever since he released many records and performed as a DJ.

To deepen his knowledge in music he started studying composition and music theory with Homayoon Kazemi. Two years later he started his studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where he studied with Wim Henderickx and is currently studying with Willem Jeths and Meriç Artaç. During his studies his focus point is not only composing contemporary music but it is also collaborating with multiple disciplines.