Julian Van Aalst


Julian Van Aalst is a classical cellist primarily based in the Los Angeles area. Being exposed to music since their youth, they began to explore more instruments throughout their teens. He ultimately chose cello before graduating high school, being fascinated by the sounds that came from the instrument. After transferring from Pasadena City College under the instruction of Dr. Paula Fehrenbach, he now studies under Bongshin Ko, Professor of Cello at California State University Fullerton. After earning a performance scholarship, he is currently planning to graduate with a degree in music performance.

Van Aalst is a firm advocate of exploring music and technical styles outside of the classical, performing in several rock and jazz groups. Currently, he teaches cello lessons in several locations including the Orange County area, as well as the San Gabriel Valley.