In the above clip Julian, an Aldeburgh Young Musician, plays the piece The Curlew from composer Olivier Messiaen’s grand evocation of birdsong, Catalogue d’Oiseaux, in the reeds surrounding Snape Maltings on England’s Suffolk coast. The curlew is the bird most associated with both Snape and the unmistakable call of the curlew is a feature of walking outdoors at Snape Maltings, audible across the reeds.
Julian was featured at Aldeburgh Festival 2016 as a performer in the final-weekend Mikrokosmos project in a relay of pianists that also includes Emanuel Ax, Tamara Stefanovich, Håkon Austbø, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, local children and adult beginners.
Julian also performs as part of a string quartet with Julian as 1st Violin, Ellen Dunn – 2nd Violin, Julia Sandros Alper – Viola, Joseph Reynolds – Violoncello.
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