October 2019: Pianist for Bowden Charter Dinner, Worshipful Company of Marketors, at Butchers’ Hall
This event is named after Reginald Bowden, the first Master Marketor, at the Company’s foundation as a Guild in 1975, and commemorates the granting of a Royal Charter to the Marketors’ Company in 2010. This is one of the first Livery Company events to be held in Butchers’ Hall following its reopening after a major refurbishment.
April 2019: Pianist for Spring Livery Dinner, Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, at Grocers’ Hall
Julian took on the role of pianist at very short notice, stepping in to fill an after-dinner recital slot after the originally booked pianist became indisposed.
Each year, for the tenure of that year’s Master, the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards issues a specially themed twin pack of playing cards. This year’s theme commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings.
March 2019: Pianist for Rouledge Dinner, Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers’ alias Wire Workers’ dinner, Girdlers’ Hall
Julian was the pianist for this dinner, which included playing in the top table party to the Parade of the Tin Soldiers march.
After dinner, Julian accompanied Ed White (baritone) in a recital that included a Schubert song and a song from the musical, Show Boat.
January 2019: Pianist for Installation Dinner, Worshipful Company of Marketors, Drapers’ Hall
Julian was the pianist for the dinner to mark the installation of the Marketors’ Company’s new Master, Andrew Cross. With a nod to the new Master’s New Zealand connection, the music played included the traditional New Zealand Maori song, Pokarekare Ana.