Published Works

Julian has written on a number of topics connected with piano performance. His publications include:

Reading Musical Interpretation: Case Studies in Piano Performance (Ashgate/Routledge 2009)

The Mid-Twentieth Century Concert Pianist: An English Experience (Routledge 2018)

’…Thought-provoking…For the specialist with a solid grasp of music theory, advanced piano technique, and a refined stylistic awareness of piano literature, Hellaby’s method will prove fascinating…”

Dr. Christopher Dingle, Reader in Music, Birmingham Conservatoire.

“The Mid-Twentieth-Century Concert Pianist is a very informative, well-written book, accessible and engaging to anyone interested in music and piano, as well as an excellent guide to someone wanting to become a concert pianist or looking to sustain a successful career as such.”

Margarida Mota-Bull, MusicWeb.

Julian’s Most Recent Work:

Musical Topics and Musical Performance, editor and contributor (Routledge 2023)

Julian has also released some online journal articles related to piano music:

Topicality in the Piano Music of John Ireland (ÍMPAR Online Journal for Artistic Research, 2020)

*Note: Julian’s article can be found on page 31 of this journal.



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.

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