Julian JACOBSON

MA, GRSM, ARCM

Piano

Julian Jacobson, who studied with Lamar Crowson, John Barstow and Louis Kentner, has established a reputation as a pianist of extraordinary breadth and versatility. His repertoire is firmly centred on the great classics of the repertoire - in recent years he has become particularly known for his Beethoven cycles and marathons - but he is also an acclaimed exponent of contemporary music including jazz, and as a much sought-after duo and ensemble pianist he has partnered many leading British and international soloists. His concert tours have taken him to over 40 countries worldwide and he has recorded more than 20 CDs.

Julian was Head of Keyboard Studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama from 1992-96 and Artistic Director of the Paxos International Music Festival, Greece, for 17 years.

He gives masterclasses internationally, including recently in Germany, France, Hong Kong, Bahrain and Dartington, and is increasingly invited to participate in competition juries.