classical Guitarist

Julian Liu

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About Julian

classical Guitarist
Professional classical guitarist available to book for recitals and events. Prograduate student at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Born in Hong Kong and educated in England from the age of 14, Julian Liu is currently based in Manchester undertaking a Master of Music in Performance degree at the Royal Northern College of Music, studying with internationally renowned guitarists Craig Ogden, Rory Russell (Aquarelle Guitar Quartet) and Tom McKinney. Julian began his musical studies on the electric guitar at the age of 12. At high school in Norfolk he was introduced to jazz which in turn led him to the world of the classical guitar which has been his passion since the age of 18. Despite this late beginning on the classical guitar Julian achieved his ABRSM Grade 8 exam by the age of 19 along with the ABRSM Grade 8 music theory and the London College of Music guitar performance diploma. After high school, Julian undertook a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music at Keele University graduating in 2018 with First Class Honours. He scored 90 in his final year recital, the highest mark ever awarded. While completing his undergraduate study, Julian was awarded the Elizabeth Montfort Instrumental Scholarship and on graduation received the Jim Roberts Memorial Prize. He was also the Keele University Composer Fellow in his final year of study, which gave him the opportunity to compose a piece for solo guitar and string ensemble, written for the university’s partner – Love Music Trust’s String Sinfonia. Julian gave the premiere performance of the composition at the university in March 2018. During his time at Keele, he also ran the University Concert Society, hosted their lunchtime concert series and performed as soloist and chamber musician including a performance of Vivaldi’s Lute Concerto as soloist with the Keele Philharmonic Orchestra. Julian has participated in masterclasses with international artists including Xuefei Yang, Gary Ryan, David Leisner and Julian Byzantine and attended the National Youth Jazz Collective Summer School in 2015. Julian plays a 2017 Yulong Guo concert guitar.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Early music, Renaissance
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classical guitar, Double Bass, Bass Guitar, Classical guitar, Electric guitar, Guitar
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Musicologist
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Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£130
Up to 2 hours£180
Up to 3 hours£220


From customers:

BA R, 1 year ago

An exceptional recital of consistent quality performed entirely from memory. Technically accomplished throughout, the performance was most communicative with an often compelling narrative present in all of the repertoire.

Customer, D, 1 year ago

Thank you so much for playing at my Celebration Dinner last night! The sound of your guitar, and the music chosen, created a wonderful ambience in the Great Hall, which was commented upon by many of the guests.