About Julian

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, the guitarist is currently working mainly in Berlin, Germany.

He obtained the title of “Master of Music” at the Hochschule für Musik ¨Hanns Eisler” in Berlin, in the guitar class of Prof. Dr. Daniel Göritz.

In Uruguay he obtains the Bachelor degree of Licenciado en Interpretación Musical from the Universidad de la República.

In and out of the academy he has been guided by Daniel Göritz, Alvaro Pierri, Eduardo Fernández, Mario Payssé, Mauro Marasco, Ramiro Agriel, Pablo Rilla, Miguel Marozzi, Graciela Paraskevaídis and Leo Maslíah, among others.

Member of the Núcleo Música Nueva de Montevideo, Ensemble ilinx – Studio for Contemporary Music at Berlin University of the Arts, Ensamble Simón Bolívar of Venezuelan music, Dúo Garufa, INALTU – Latin American music collective and Horas Pares – canto criollo, among other groups active in Montevideo and Berlin since 2008. He has performed in concert in Germany, Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Ecuador, Spain, Italy, Puerto Rico and Uruguay.

"Julián Croatto has an unusual technical level and a remarkable interpretative performance, both in chamber ensembles and as a soloist". 

Coriún Aharonián

Some important musicians he had the honour of knowing

Trying to keep up to date musically and pedagogically, he takes master classes with teachers from different musical disciplines and backgrounds.


Februar 2021 BERLIN
Master of Music – Final Concert
Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin
Works by Berio, Ponce, Ginastera

Enero 2021 TURIN
Soloist concert in Torazza Studio 
Carmagnola, Torino
Works by Berio, Ponce, Ginastera

October 2020 BERLIN
Homage with flutist Sonia Pais
Ibero-american Institut
Works by Paraskevaídis and Aharonián

2018-2021 BERLIN
Soloist and chamber music
Hochschule Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin
Works by Brouwer, Kurtag, Takemitsu, Carter

November 2019 BERLIN
Ensamble Ilinx, dir. Miguel Pérez Iñesta
Universität der Künste
Works by Talvet

October 2019 BERLIN
Dúo Garufa
Tangotanzenmachtschön, Berlin
Works by Troilo, Mastra, Muyala

August 2019 VIENNA
Soloist and member from the guitar orchestra from Forum Gitarre Wien
Konservatorium für Musik & Dramatische Kunst
Works by Falú, Haydn

March 2019 BERLIN
Dúo Garufa
art13, Berlin
Obras de Troilo, Mastra, Muyala

September 2018 MADRID
Guest Soloist in
Casa de las Flores, Madrid, España
Works by Parra, Barrios

2011-2018 MONTEVIDEO
Núcleo Música Nueva

Teatro Solis and Sala Zitarrosa, Montevideo 
Works by Barbot, Budón, Pietrafesa, Etkin, Aharonián

December 2016 MONTEVIDEO
Abel Carlevaro 100th anniversary
Auditorio de la Facultad de Artes 
Guitar solo complete works by Abel Carlevaro

September 2016 MONTEVIDEO
Bachelor final concert – Licenciatura en Interpretación musical, Guitarra. EUM-UdelaR
Sala Vaz Ferreira, Montevideo
Works by Paraskevaídis, Tosar, Garrido-Lecca, Carlevaro, Prudencio

December 2017 BUENOS AIRES
INALTU, colectivo latinoamericano de música

Tertulias de domingo – Casa Brandon Buenos Aires 
Works by Garrido-Lecca

September 2017 MONTEVIDEO
Mandolin player SODRE symphonic orchestra
Auditorio Nacional, Montevideo
Ballet Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev

2021-2016 MONTEVIDEO
Tour with EUM Guitar quartet in Uruguay

Works by Assad, Santórsola, Romero

2015 SALTO
Tour with Ensamble Simón Bolívar from venezuelan music
Concerts in Rocha, Salto
Works by Báez, Brito, Sampayo

November 2016 RIOBAMBA
Tour in Ecuador. Soloista and dúo with Alvaro Durango
Universidad Nacional del Chimborazo, Ríobamba, Ecuador
Works by Bianqui-Piñeiro

October 2016 PUERTO RICO
Tour in Puerto Rico. Soloista and with Ale Croatto
Fundación Nacional para la Cultura Popular, Universidad de Puerto Rico en Bayamón, Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico 
Works by Tosar, Croatto y otros

August 2014 MONTEVIDEO
La guitarra española

Centro Cultural de España
Works by Sor, Milan, Moreno Torroba


Sociedade Cultura Artistica de Jaraguá do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brasil
Works by García, Brouwer

January 2021 CORDOBA
Festival de guitarra La Falda
La Falda, Córdoba, Argentina
Works by Weiss, Brouwer, Vivaldi

September 2009 MONTEVIDEO
Heritage day celebrations

Teatro de la Facultad de Artes, Montevideo 
Works by Méndez


2018-2020 BERLIN 
Master of Music Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin

2011-2016 MONTEVIDEO
Licenciado en Interpretación Musical por la Universidad de la República en Uruguay

2017-2018 VIENNA 
Private guitar lessons by Alvaro Pierri through a FEFCA-MEC scholarship

2016-2018 MONTEVIDEO
Music lessons by Miguel Marozzi

“Latinoamerican art music from 20th and 21th centuries”
Graciela Paraskevaídisa

2016-2017 LA PAZ 
Private guitar lessons by Eduardo Fernández through a  SUDEI scholarship


Supported by STIBET, Förderverein y PROMOS

Admited in Cologne and Berlin univiersities of music as master student

Support from the National Music Fund for the commissioning of a seven-string guitar by the guitar builder Ariel Ameijenda.

Winner of the Stimulus Fund for Training and Artistic Creation of the Ministry of Education and Culture to study with Álvaro Pierri.

Selected with the highest qualification, category A, in the Annual Competition of Juventudes Musicales del Uruguay.

Scholarship from the Sociedad Uruguaya de Artistas Intérpretes to study with Eduardo Fernández