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Julian Chan

JULIAN CHAN

pianist / composer / collaborator

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Rapidly developing a reputation as one of the most innovative pianists of his generation, Julian Chan has given performances at numerous prestigious venues across the UK, including 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 featuring works by figures from Sweelinck to Messiaen, from Alkan to Rzewski, unifying these various styles in a captivating manner.

Recently, Julian has been awarded First Prize and Sonata Prize at the Nanyang International Music Competition, Singapore, 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.

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. Julian is currently recipient of the Ronald and Rita McAulay Award at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studies with Ian Fountain and Michael Dussek.

Autumn photo of Julian Chan

Upcoming Events

  • 23 Jul 2024, 19:30 – 22:00 GMT-4
    Putney, VT, 49 Main St, Putney, VT 05346, USA
    As part of the 23 July concert at Yellow Barn 2024, Julian performs Viktor Ullman's Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke with Walter van Dyk.
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  • 25 Jul 2024, 19:30 – 22:00 GMT-4
    Putney, VT, 49 Main St, Putney, VT 05346, USA
    As part of the 25 July concert at Yellow Barn 2024, Julian performs Rudi Martinus van Dijk's Sonata for violin and piano with Anthony Marwood.
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  • 26 Jul 2024, 19:30 – 22:00 GMT-4
    Putney, VT, 49 Main St, Putney, VT 05346, USA
    As part of the 26 July concert at Yellow Barn 2024, Julian performs Bartók's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion with Po-Wei Ger, Eduardo Leandro, and Matthew Boyle.
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  • 12 Jul 2024, 19:30 – 22:00 GMT-4
    Putney, VT, 49 Main St, Putney, VT 05346, USA
    As part of the 12 July concert at Yellow Barn 2024, Julian performs Pesson's Solitaire Mikado with William Sharp.
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  • 11 Jul 2024, 19:30 – 22:00 GMT-4
    Putney, VT, 49 Main St, Putney, VT 05346, USA
    As part of the 11 July concert at Yellow Barn 2024, Julian performs Handel's Trio Sonata in F Major, Op. 5 No. 6 with Dale Barltrop, Julia Schilz, and Natasha Brofsky.
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