Julien Murschel, Euphonium player and Tuba, Euphonium & Saxhorn teacher
Julien Murschel started his musical career as an euphoniumist at the French National School of Music in Colmar, where he was taught by Patrick Porretti. He then took the classes of Jacques Weber, Micaël Cortone and Pilippe Wendling at the Conservatoire National de Région de Strasbourg and went on to be unanimously honoured by a golden medal for both euphonium and chamber music.
The many Master Classes he took gave him the chance to learn from some of the greatest euphoniumists, such as Brian Bowman, Shoichiro Hokazono, Steven Mead, Bernard Lienard, Ivan Milhiet, Arnaud Boukhitine, Michel Godard as well as the trumpetist Anthony Plog. In 2003, he made it to the semi-final of the Concours International de Tuba et Euphonium “Philip Jones” in Guebwiller.
Musician in the Paris Air Force, Julien Murschel is often invited to play with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Strasbourg and the Symphonic Orchestra of Mulhouse as an extra musician. He also frequently performs as a soloist with several orchestras and in chamber music ensembles.
Holder of the Diplôme d’état de Professeur de Tuba, he teaches the tuba, the euphonium and the saxhorn in the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Départemental de Colmar since 2004 and has taught in the Conservatoire de Belfort from May to June 2016, managing to conjugate his military career and his love for teaching. He has also been conducting the Entente Musicale Espérence in Houssen and the Écho de la Fecht in Ingersheim since 2013.