Steven Juliani starting composing music in 2016 after a long career in music as a performer and music copyist. Since then, his music has been performed throughout the United States and in Australia.
An album of his music for brass, Coruscate, was released in September of 2019, featuring performances of his music by members of acclaimed ensembles - the Minnesota Orchestra, San Francisco Opera Orchestra and the Atlantic Brass Quintet.
After premiering the title track of the album at the 2018 Mostly Modern Festival, the Atlantic Brass Quintet performed Coruscate on their 2019 midwest tour. Reviewing one of those concerts, the Millbrook Independent wrote that Coruscate “wandered to dissonant edges, but pulled back into melody and even satisfactory harmony in the wonderful and memorable finale.”
In 2019, Steven Campbell, principal tuba in the Minnesota Orchestra, commissioned, premiered and recorded Juliani’s piece for tuba and piano – Mariana. After the premiere at the International Tuba and Euphonium Convention in Iowa City, Iowa, Mr. Campbell, accompanied by Casey Rafn, piano, performed Mariana on a Minnesota Orchestra chamber music program at Orchestral Hall, Minneapolis.
In 2020, another work by Juliani will be premiered at a Minnesota Orchestra chamber music program. On February 2, 2020, Juliani’s three movement work for low brass quintet, Campane, will also be premiered by members of the Minnesota Orchestra. The work was written for and dedicated to the performers.
Juliani is a 2019 fellow at the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music. As part of the program, his work, November 25, 1963, was premiered on September 30, 2019 by Sasha Callahan, violin and Haruka Fujii, percussion. Fujii is a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and Callahan is a founding member of Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival
In 2018, Kevin Rivard, co-principal horn of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and principal horn of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, commissioned Juliani to write a piece for horn and piano. Mr. Rivard premiered Allegro, Adagio and Allegro at the International Horn Society Workshop at Ball State University. Rivard and pianist Mongo Buriad later recorded the work at Skywalker Sound for the album Coruscate.
At the 2018 Mostly Modern Festival, Juliani’s work, Variations for Orchestra, was one of two orchestral works selected for performance by the American Modern Orchestra. Martim Sousa Tavares conducted the premiere.
In 2016, In The Dark Light for sixteen horns, won third prize in the Twin Cities Horn Club composition contest and was later premiered by the club conducted by Minnesota Orchestra associate principal horn, Herbert Winslow. The same year, Campane was awarded honorable mention in the 2016 Bay Colony Brass call for scores.
Juliani is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music (BM), the University of Southern California (MM) and Southwestern Law School (JD). He lives in San Rafael, California with his wife, Jennifer and son, Aaron.