Julian Trevelyan

Julian is a British pianist and performs regularly throughout Europe and the UK.  In the current season he has given five performances of Bartók's 1st piano concerto with Musikkollegium Winterthur, and two performances of Lutosławski's  Variations on a Theme by Paganini for piano and orchestra with I Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan.  Solo recitals have included performances of Beethoven’s Diabelli variations in Festivals in London, Cambridge, Munich, Paris, Switzerland and Vienna.

His recording of Mozart's piano concertos 23 and 24 with ORF Radio Symphonieorchester Wien, directed by Christian Zacharias was released by Alpha Classics in October 2022.

From 2016 to 2022, Julian studied piano with Rena Shereshevskaya at the Ėcole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot.  In 2023, Julian returned to the Ėcole Normale to take part in the Elite program, to prepare for competitions and to develop various other musical projects.  He is composer and conductor with Ensemble Dynamique, and an experienced chamber musician on piano, violin and viola.


  • In 2023 he was awarded the Silver Medal (second prize) at the Horowitz Competition Kyiv-Geneva.
  • In 2021 he was awarded the second Grand Prize, the Audience Prize and the Mozart Prize at the Concours Géza Anda in Zurich.
  • 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) and was awarded the Concerto prize.  In the same year, he won the Grand Prix at the Concours Festival pour le Repertoire Pianistique Moderne in Paris, second prize at the Ile-de-France International Piano Competition, and first prize in the Young Pianist of the North in the UK.

Further Education

  • Évry Conservatoire, nr. Paris (Diplôme d'Etudes Musicales in orchestral conducting)
  • Oxford University (Bachelor of Music degree years 1 and 2)
  • Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris
  • Open University

Degrees and Qualifications

  • Diplôme Supérieure de Concertiste (Piano) – France 2019
  • Diplôme Supérieure de Composition – France 2018
  • BSc (Open University Bachelor of Science degree) First Class Honours – UK 2017
  • FRSM (Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music) in piano performance – UK 2017


  • 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)
  • Rita Wagner

Master Classes

  • Lieven Summer School, Vienna 2021
  • Henri Barda, Michel Beroff, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Pascal Roger, Jacques Rovier, Andreas Staier, Francoise Thinat, Lieven Summer School, Vienna 2020
  • 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