Julian is a composer, pianist, chamber musician and collaborator

Julian Chan has given performances at venues including the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, St John’s Smith Square, and the Sheldonian Theatre. Performing music by a particularly diverse range of composers, he has given alluring recitals ranging from Sweelinck to Messiaen, from Alkan and Godowsky to Rzewski, unifying these various styles in a captivating manner.

A passionate composer and performer of new music, Julian has collaborated with eminent composers such as Hans Abrahamsen, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Deborah Pritchard, Elena Langer, and Peter Seabourne. He began his musical career as with his first book of compositions published at six years-old, earning him the title of Malaysia’s youngest composer. Following his time at Chetham’s School of Music he achieved first class undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Ian Fountain and taking masterclasses with pianists of international renown, including Stephen Hough, Imogen Cooper and Jeremy Menuhin. Distinguished conductors with whom he has performed, both as a soloist and as part of the acclaimed Manson Ensemble, include Jessica Cottis, Dominic Grier, Ryan Wigglesworth, Ben Glassberg and Jonathan Berman.

Mostly recently Julian has been awarded First Prize and Sonata Prize at the Nanyang International Music Competition, Singapore, Second Prize at the Jāzeps Vītols International Piano Competition, Latvia, First Prize at the Norah Sande Award, and First Prize at the Coulsdon and Purley Festival with his performance of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto.