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Julian began playing the violin at the age of 8, but didn't begin professional training until he was 18 years old, when in 2006 he began his studies on the viola and decided to pursue performing as a career. Shortly after, he gave his first concerto performance, the Viola Concerto by William Walton, accompanied by Dame Alice Owen’ s School Symphony Orchestra and subsequently began his undergraduate studies at Royal College of Music, London, in 2007 with professors Ian Jewel and Susie Mészáros. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music in viola performance in 2011. Julian works with orchestras in and around London, and with chamber ensembles, both on viola and the violin. He has toured with the Adoramus Orchestra and the Kings Chamber Orchestra throughout the UK and abroad and has played with the Arion Orchestra and the Ardente Opera Company. Julian plays with various orchestras including the English Young Artists Sinfonia, the London Young Sinfonia, the London Musical Theatre Orchestra and the London Festival Sinfonia amongst others. He has also led the viola section of the North London Philharmonic Orchestra and is a mentor for the viola section of the annual English Schools Orchestra courses. Besides classical music, Julian has experience playing alternative styles of music, from Mowtown cabaret, contemporary jazz, pop and classical crossover bands to playing in various musical theatre productions, shows and recording sessions for short film and album soundtracks. Julian also plays in chamber ensembles providing music for weddings and functions.

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Classical, Jazz, Folk, Electronic, Christmas, Military, Traditional church music, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Baroque, Fanfare, Medieval music, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Easy listening, Light music, Marching, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Actor, Perfect pitch, Ableton Live, Instrumental teaching, Transcription
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, 4 years ago

Julian is a confident section leader and an extremely professional musician. Would recommend highly.