Julian has appeared in over a dozen countries as a soloist, orchestral leader, and chamber musician. Invited to lead orchestras under Daniel Barenboim and the late Sir Colin Davis, he has featured as a soloist with the Lebanese National Philharmonic Orchestra, Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra, Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra amongst others. Julian’s chamber music partners have included Walter Delahunt, Krysia Osostowicz, Ofer Falk, Joel Quarrington, Burt Wathen and Kate Whitley.
Since 2012, Julian is a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestras working with today’s most celebrated conductors and soloists. A regular guest, he leads Camerata Venia in Switzerland and has co-lead the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra and performs with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the London Symphony Orchestra. He is a founding member of Trio Cardinale (1st Prize, Intercollegiate Piano Trio Competition 2013) with pianist Florian Mitrea and cellist Alexander Rolton. In the UK, Julian has appeared at the Spitalfields, Dartington, Latitude, Easter at King’s, Aldeburgh, Cowbridge and English Music festivals.
Julian read music at King’s College, Cambridge and obtained an MA (Distinction) at the Royal Academy of Music in London. His teachers included Stéphane Tran Ngoc, Ofer Falk and Mateja Marinkovic. He pursued further study with Lieke Te Winkel of the Universität fur Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. Julian has a keen interest in Arabic music and has attended the Arabic Music Retreat in the USA on three occasions, working with masters Simon Shaheen, Bassam Saba and Charbel Rouhana.
Julian leads and manages the ensemble United Strings of Europe, a flexible group of twelve string players, under the baton of Franck Fontcouberte. He recently performed Arnold’s Concerto for Two Violins with the co-leader Ariel Lang. In 2016, the ensemble performed a new Double Concerto written for Julian and pianist Walter Delahunt by American composer David Winkler in France and Switzerland. Julian plays on a Dutch violin by Max Möller made in 1927. He has been a member of Camerata Alma Viva since 2014.