Julian has performed in Europe (Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland, Switzerland and former Yugoslavia), the Middle East (Israel and Lebanon), South Africa and throughout the UK, including recitals in the Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room and the Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields.
More recent two-piano work with pianist Peter Noke has featured performances across the UK (including several recitals at the CBSO Centre), and in Hong Kong and China. Besides playing standard classics, Julian’s work has included first performances of contemporary music and cross-over work into jazz and progressive rock.
|Robert Ramskill preludes (a selection) with Darren Leaper||St Nicholas Church, Warwick||15 May||3.00pm|
|World premiere of Robert Ramskill’s 24 Preludes for Piano (with Darren Leaper and Cecilia Xi)||Drapers’ Hall, Coventry||22 May 2022||2:00pm|
|Ramskill preludes (a selection) with Darren Leaper and Cecilia Xi||St Andrew’s Church, Rugby||14 June, 2022||1.00pm|
|Conference Paper: How Good was Liberace?||PSN, University of Surrey||30 June – 3 July|
|Voice and piano recital with Owain Gwynfryn||St Nicholas Church, Warwick||17 July 2022||3.00pm|
|Voice and piano recital with Jessica Wise||The Church of St Mary and St John the Divine, Balham (London)||13 August 2022||6.00pm|
|Finzi, Eclogue for piano and strings with the Orchestra of St John (In memory of Bernard Hall-Mancey)||Elgar Concert Hall, University of Birmingham||1 October 2022||3.00pm|
|Ramskill, Preludes for Piano (Part 2) with Darren Leaper and Cecilia Xi||St. Andrew’s Church, Rugby||18 October||1.00pm|
|Solo Recital||Holy Trinity Church, Coventry||12 Nov 2022||1:00pm|
|Solo recital||St Mary and St Giles Church, Stony Stratford||17 November 2022||12.30|
|Solo Recital||St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Warwick||18 November 2022||1.15pm|
|Solo Recital||St Luke’s Church, Cambridge||26 November 2022||6.00pm|
|Solo recital||St Nicholas Church, Warwick||16 April, 2023||3.00pm|
|Solo recital||Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge||19 May 2023||1.00pm|
|Clarinet and piano recital with Linda Merrick||Drapers’ Hall, Coventry||7 June 2023||1,00pm|
|Voice and piano recital with Jessica Wise||St Nicholas Church, Warwick||16 July 2023||3.00pm|
This table will be updated as and when more live performances or lectures are confirmed.
He has released seven CDs for the MSV, ASC and Campion Cameo labels, featuring British and Russian piano music. Here is a selection:
“Powerful technique … built up the climaxes with telling effect”The Daily Telegraph
“Meticulous technique … complete grasp of idiom … memorable playing, full of intelligence and artistic celebration”The Yorkshire Post
Copies of all the above can also be ordered via Julian Hellaby.
As a university staff member, Julian lectured on many musical topics ranging from classical piano music to jazz and rock & roll (and much in between). He has given lectures, lecture recitals and presentations for organisations such as ABRSM and EPTA as well as for music appreciation courses and one-off events.
He has delivered papers at musicological conferences including for Midlands Musicological Forum, Performance Studies Network, Doctors in Performance, European Platform for Artistic Research into Music and Hands-On Research Symposium.
His work in the above areas has taken him to Indonesia, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Singapore, Taiwan, The Philippines and Turkey as well as to many places in the UK.
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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*This website was designed and edited by Tom Ramsay-Smith