Julian is a British pianist and performs regularly throughout Europe and the UK. Recent solo recitals have included first performances of Beethoven’s Diabelli variations in Festivals in London, Munich, Paris, Switzerland and Vienna.
Performances in the 2019/20 season include Prokofiev’s 5th piano concerto with the Russian State Academy Symphony Orchestra, Howard Blake piano concerto and Brahms’ first piano concerto in the UK. He gave the first Russian performance of the Concertino for piano and orchestra by Lucas Debargue in the Zaryadye Hall in Moscow in December 2018.
Over the past four years, Julian has studied piano with Rena Shereshevskaya at the Ėcole Normale de Musique in Paris, now supported by a scholarship from Patrick Masure. He also composes, sings, and is renowned as a chamber musician on piano, violin and viola.
Julian has a scholarship to study Musicology at Oxford University where he sings with his acappella group.
- In 2018 he was awarded second prize in the Dumortier International Piano Competition in Belgium.
- In 2017 he was awarded the Luitpold Prize, given to the most promising young artist in the Kissinger Sommer Festival. He was also awarded second prize, the audience prize, and the CD recording prize in the Dudley International Piano Competition.
- In 2016 he was awarded second prize in the Kissinger Klavier-Olymp in Germany.
- In 2015 he came top in the Long-Thibaud-Crespin International Piano Competition (he was awarded the Deuxieme Grand Prix, no first prize was awarded). In the same year, he won the Grand Prix at the Concours Festival pour le Repertoire Pianistique Moderne in Paris, and second prize at the Ile-de-France International Piano Competition. He won first prize in the Young Pianist of the North in the UK.
- Oxford University, studying for a BMus (Bachelor of Music) degree
- Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris
Degrees and Qualifications
- FRSM (Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music) in piano performance – UK 2017
- BSc (Open University Bachelor of Science degree) First Class Honours – UK 2017
- Diplôme Supérieure de Composition – France 2018
- Diplôme Supérieure de Concertiste (Piano) – France 2019
- Elizabeth Altman, London
- Professor Christopher Elton (Emeritus Professor, Royal Academy of Music, London)
- Patrick Hemmerlé
- Catherine Manson
- Rena Shereshevskaya (Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris)
- Stephen Kovacevich & Menahem Pressler, Musikverein, Vienna 2019
- Paul Badura-Skoda & Jean-Marc Luisada, Musikverein, Vienna 2019
- Marie João Pires, Salle Cortot, Paris 2017
- Corneliu Georghiu, Brussels 2016/2017
- Peter Feuchtwanger, Brighton 2015
- Margaret Fingerhut, London 2014