Julian Perkins

Tutor in Harpsichord

Email: julian.perkins@virgin.net

Julian Perkins performs widely as a soloist, conductor and chamber musician. He directs numerous concerts with his chamber group, Sounds Baroque, with whom he has launched a series of cantata recordings with Avie Records entitled Conversazioni.

Julian’s conducting engagements have included appearances at the Anghiari Festival and staged productions of Telemann’s Pimpinone for the Buxton Festival, Mozart’s La finta giardiniera for the Dutch National Opera Academy, Arne’s Artaxerxes for New Chamber Opera, a Baroque-inspired play for New Kent Opera and a contemporary production for the Cambridge Summer Music Festival.

Julian’s solo discography includes works by Handel, D. Scarlatti, Nares and Dodgson. He has appeared as a soloist at venues such as London’s Southbank Centre and Barbican Centre, and has given world-premières of works by composers including Stephen Dodgson and Jonathan Dove. As a soloist and continuo player, Julian often performs, records and tours with leading period instrument ensembles such as the Academy of Ancient Music, Classical Opera Company, English Concert, Gabrieli Consort, King’s Consort, New London Consort, The Sixteen and Trevor Pinnock & Friends.

He has performed and recorded at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and has assisted on numerous opera productions ranging from Monteverdi to Mozart.

Singing continues to inspire Julian, for whom performing in groups such as the Monteverdi Choir was a formative experience. Based in London, Julian teaches harpsichord and clavichord at the Royal Northern College of Music. He is a tutor for the Southbank Sinfonia, has taught at the National Opera Studio and is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.

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