Pianist, organist, composer and singer to the City Livery Companies
Julian is a professionally qualified pianist who holds an Honours Degree in Music from the University of Cambridge (Selwyn College) where he achieved two Firsts. He studied harmony and composition at the Royal Academy of Music and gained an ALCM Performers’ Diploma (Piano) from the London College of Music and an ARCO Associateship Diploma (Organ) from the Royal College of Organists. He has various compositions registered at Stationers’ Hall.
Julian has given recitals for piano solo or accompanying other musicians, including in the City of London, Hampstead, St Albans, Aylesbury and Cambridge. He is also a choral singer (including with the Collegiate Singers at Westminster Abbey), organist, and composer. An award-winning hymn tune he composed was broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 “Sunday Half Hour” programme in 2009.
He became a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians in 2014, where he was proposed by the late Lord Mayor and Past Master Musician, Alderman Sir Andrew Parmley. Julian was delighted to be clothed with the Livery of that Company in 2017. He is a Freeman of the City of London.
A devotee of City and Livery Company ceremonial, Julian co-authored a guide about the City’s musical connections, Songs and Music of the City of London (2021) and edited all four editions of The City of London Freeman’s Guide.