About Julian

Julian Hellaby (PhD, MMus, BMus, LRAM, ARAM) studied piano with the distinguished British pianist Denis Matthews and later at London’s Royal Academy of Music. He has performed as solo pianist, concerto soloist, accompanist and chamber musician in continental Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and throughout the UK. More recent two-piano work with pianist Peter Noke has featured performances across the UK and in the Far East.

Julian was an ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) examiner, moderator and public presenter until 2022, as well as a former mentor for the ABRSM’s Certificate of Teaching course. He has taught academic music at Coventry University and London College of Music, and also has extensive experience of piano teaching at all levels. He has released several CDs as solo and collaborative pianist and has also published books and journal articles on various aspects of piano performance.

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Julian Hellaby is a pianist, teacher, lecturer, examiner, adjudicator and author, who greatly enjoys sharing his interests and enthusiasms with fellow pianists, musicians and learners as well as with the wider public.

If you have any questions about Julian’s teaching services, his performances, or anything else regarding his work, don’t hesitate to send him a message!

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