Julian is a sought-after educator with a flourishing reputation. He has 10 years of experience in organ tuition to all ages and ranging from early grades to undergraduate. Julian tutors on the organ at the University of London is a regional consultant and accredited teacher for the Royal College of Organists in the East of England. Julian’s teaching experience also encompasses tutoring on the Organ Scholarship Programme of St Peter Mancroft, Norwich. Under his leadership, students have regularly won scholarships and competitions and gained places at conservatoire and Oxbridge. Julian’s organ teaching in North London has also won plaudits.
As a concert artist, Julian performs regularly in Europe and has toured extensively in Asia. In 2019 he undertook a highly successful series of concerts in Brittany. He has appeared in the International Gloger Festival in Norway, the Veurne International Organ Festival in Belgium, and in Holland. Julian has performed throughout the UK, from Banchory in Aberdeenshire to Truro Cathedral in the South West tip of the UK, London and at the prestigious Three Choirs Festival in the Heart of England.
Julian gained the MMus degree in Organ Performance from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where he studied under the tutelage of Henry Fairs. He also holds the RCO Associateship Diploma and was Junior and Senior Organ scholar at The University of Durham – College of St Hild & St Bede – where he gained a First in organ performance, under the direction of James Lancelot at Durham Cathedral.
Julian also studied with David Briggs, Anne Page and Lionel Rogg. His interest in new composition for the organ led to his giving the London premier performance of ‘The Bells’ composed for Julian by Swiss composer and organist Lionel Rogg in 2016.
Julian is also an experienced church musician, having held organist posts at Chichester Cathedral and, for the last ten years, at St Peter Mancroft Church Norwich.