Performing and Lecturing


Julian adjudicating at Battersea Piano Festival 2015. 
Julian performing alongside fellow pianist Peter Noke

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.

Live Performances

Solo recitalSt Nicholas Church, Warwick16 April, 20233.00 pm
Solo recitalSheffield Cathedral19 April 202312.45 pm
Solo recitalSt Andrew’s Church, Rugby2 May, 20231.00 pm
Solo recitalGreat St Mary’s Church, Cambridge19 May 20231.00 pm
Conference presentation, keynote (The Topic of Piano Performance)Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Australia1 Junetbc
Clarinet and piano recital with Linda MerrickDrapers’ Hall, Coventry7 June 20231,00 pm
Conference presentation (Thoughts on English Pianism after Matthay)Penn State University, USA29 June 202310.00am (US time)
Voice and piano recital with Jessica WiseSt Nicholas Church, Warwick16 July 20233.00pm
Two-piano recital with Peter NokeThornton Studio, Sedbergh School21 September 20237.30 pm
Solo recitalMichaelhouse, Cambridge21 October 20231.00 pm
Solo recitalSt Mary’s Church, Hinckley1 November 20231.00 pm
Solo recitalSt Mary and St Giles Church, Stony Stratford16 November 20231.00 pm
Solo recitalHoly Trinity Church, Coventry18 November 20231.00 pm
Solo recitalSt Mary’s Collegiate Church, Warwick19 January 20241.15 pm

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:

Then Again (ASC)
Chameleon (ASC)
British Doubles (MSV)
The Russian Piano (Campion Cameo)
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A John Ireland Collection (ASC)
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“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.


Julian presenting his talk, The Topic of Piano Performance during an online conference in Tallinn, Estonia.
Julian speaking at The Doctors in Performance conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, 2018. (Photo taken by Martynas Ambrazas)

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