Recently described as ‘exuberantly stylish’ by the Sunday Times, Julian Perkins has a growing reputation as a keyboard player and conductor of considerable talent and versatility. His discography has seen acclaimed solo and chamber recordings for Avie, Coro, Chandos, Opus Arte and Resonus on a wide range of instruments, including the Royal harpsichord by Burkat Shudi at Kew Palace. These have included world première recordings of harpsichord suites by James Nares and John Christopher Smith, Stephen Dodgson’s clavichord suites and Daniel Purcell’s opera-oratorio The Judgment of Paris.
Julian has appeared with many leading soloists and ensembles at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, London, Lincoln Center, New York, and Sydney Opera House, as well as at the BBC Proms and Edinburgh International Festival. In addition to participating in productions at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, he has performed concertos with groups including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra of the Sixteen, New London Soloists and his own group, Sounds Baroque. As a conductor, he has performed staged opera productions for organisations such as the Buxton Festival, Dutch National Opera Academy, Grimeborn Festival, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, New Chamber Opera and New Kent Opera, and concert performances with, among others, the Bampton Classical Players, Barts Chamber Choir, Bury Court Opera, New London Singers, Rodolfus Choir, Southbank Sinfonia and Spiritato. He will be performing Bach’s ‘48’ on clavichord over six recitals at this year’s Two Moors Festival, and will be performing harpsichord for Welsh National Opera’s production of Handel’s Orlando this Autumn for Rinaldo Alessandrini.