Julian Perkins performs widely as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor. As director of Sounds Baroque, he has launched a series of cantata recordings with Avie Records and performed at London's Southbank Centre and festivals such as Ryedale, York and Tel Aviv. He has performed concertos with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Orchestra of the Sixteen, given duo recitals for the Academy of Ancient Music, has performed and recorded at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and given world premieres of works by leading composers including Stephen Dodgson and Jonathan Dove. His solo harpsichord recordings feature a range of important historical instruments, including the Queen's Shudi harpsichord at Kew Palace.
Julian's conducting engagements have included appearances at the Anghiari Festival and staged productions of Telemann's Pimpinone (Buxton Festival), Mozart's La finta giardiniera (Dutch National Opera Academy), Arne's Artaxerxes (New Chamber Opera), Platt's King Fred who never was (New Kent Opera) and Cunningham's The Okavango Macbeth (Cambridge Summer Music Festival). Plans for 2013 / '14 include a Handel pasticcio - Handel Furioso - with Sounds Baroque / Isle of Noise, a Baroque production at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and productions as chorus master with the Reisopera in Holland.
Based in London, Julian teaches harpsichord and vocal studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, is a tutor for the Southbank Sinfonia and has taught at the National Opera Studio. In 2010, Julian was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in recognition of his contribution to the music profession. www.julianperkins.com