Julian is the church organist and assistant choral director at various churches throughout Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
In 2010, Llewellyn was the first American soloist to perform with the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra; while there, he launched a fundraising drive for the first local Children’s Cancer Clinic. Honored as “Connector of the Day” by CNN International in 2011 for his independently initiated humanitarian contributions, the young pianist also performed at President Obama’s second inaugural concert at the Kennedy Center in 2013. Dean of the Juilliard School, Joseph Polisi, the author of The Artist as Citizen, could not have asked for a more engaged young musician to take his ideology to its fullest meaning. An astonishing curiosity and the ability to both inspire and be inspired are perhaps at the core of Llewellyn’s extraordinary talent, as he is constantly eager to engage in music’s harmonizing dialectic within and beyond the score. His special gift for music emerged at age two, at which time he sang melodies and played them at the piano during his mother’s playful piano lessons; professional lessons quickly followed, leaving him reading music by age three.
In Veda Kaplinsky, chair of Juilliard’s piano faculty, Llewellyn found formative pianistic guidance early on: “She has an incredibly discerning ear and was able to guide me in seeing the big picture, while paying attention to every nuance,” he says.
Llewellyn also started studying with former Leeds winner, concert pianist Ilya Itin: “Ilya and I formed a long term friendship,” he explains, “and as an active performer, he is able to offer something direct and unique.
Performing his Graduation recital at Juilliard, this April, he modestly proved that he continues to keep it real: with his heart at the right place he generously commended the biggest inspiration in his life – his mother.
From the get-go, Llewellyn’s enthusiasm is contagious, and remains the distinct mark of the multitude of endeavors in which this young musician engages. Tested for extraordinary abilities, he had started taking credits at Ventura College in Los Angeles at age five, and had absolved credits equivalent to a full high school diploma.

At age five, he wrote his first composition, inspired by the theory class he was taking: an experiment in counterpoint.
The transformation from pre-college to regular conservatory enrollment happened swiftly for Llewellyn. He became instrumental in taking my playing to the next level, but he also has this sterling character,” Llewellyn describes. Kaplinsky, a student of Dorothy Taubman herself, and Itin, enlightened by Edna Golandsky, a student and later assistant of Taubman’s who further developed her training, both apply individual ingredients of Taubman’s intricate insights into a natural piano technique.
Ilya has allowed me to find what is comfortable for me and has aided me to find my complete ease of playing, taking or leaving from the approach whatever I see fit. It served as a validation that I was on the right track, and it provides me with a lot of exposure, which every artist needs.” Although Llewellyn is not rushing into an out-of-control performance career, but rather plans to broaden his expertise, he looks forward to taking advantage of the performance and commission opportunities that the award presents.
They make you pay, like, fifty or seventy-five bucks just for a karate uniform, and you don't wear a uniform in everyday life, so why train in one? He became their youngest student ever to earn an Associate of Arts Degree before leaving the West Coast for Juilliard’s eminent breeding ground of musical talent.
Llewellyn continues his studies in composition with Lowell Liebermann, a former graduate of Juilliard and one of New York’s noted contemporary composers. As per Juilliard rules, first year enrolled students have to live at the local dormitory, but in order to do so they have to be seventeen years of age. Known to prevent pianists from incurring injuries at the instrument and facilitate individual musical expression through an expansive understanding of the performer’s intricate movements at the keyboard, Taubman’s teachings have provided much solace to instrumentalists, solving many mysteries of the key ingredients of playing with full tonal control and projection.

There is never a struggle; the approach facilitates the best possible way of movement with ease and fluidity, it helps with your sound and you become in control of every little detail,” explains Llewellyn, who shifted from student to performer at the festival’s weeklong concerts in 2012, and opened the summer’s 2014 performance series. Llewellyn’s most precious memories are intense debates and play-outs with other musician friends in the practice room, even though when it comes to age, those around him are frequently several years his senior. In Llewellyn’s case, rules were bent just a little bit when the school granting him permission to continue living with his mother upon his early enrollment at the conservatory; he was only sixteen at the time – the youngest pupil admitted as a full time student.
He indicates that he is starting to expand his search for eligible composers from whom he can commission new works. It remains to be seen for how long Llewellyn’s musical choices will continue to coalesce with his ambitions to ignite social change and cultural diplomacy, but he seems to be able to keep finding fascinating projects.
For Hilan Warshaw’s documentary Wagner’s Jews for WDR – ARTE , which brilliantly explores the ongoing controversy over performing Wagner’s music in Israel and the composer’s Anti-Semitic stance, Sanchez-Werner was filmed in New York performing the works of Tausig, Wagner, and Liszt.
He has also collaborated with the Gershwin family on a concert and biographical tribute to the Gershwin brothers and he keeps seeking inspiration and to follow in an admirable tradition of symbolic artistic efforts, including some of Mozart’s librettos, Sibelius compositions opposing Soviet suppression, and Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Project. Even if coming from a somewhat blue eyed perspective of a seventeen year old, his idealism and enthusiasm can genuinely spark, garnering well deserved admiration.

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