BRITISH HARPSICHORD SOCIETY RECITAL
No artist exists in a vacuum – least of all Handel. This programme celebrates an array of musical styles with which Handel was surely familiar, plus a suite that he wrote for Princess Louisa and his own arrangement of an opera overture.
Described as ‘exuberantly stylish’ by the Sunday Times, Julian Perkins is Founder Director of Sounds Baroque and the new Artistic Director of Cambridge Handel Opera. Solo recitals have included appearances for international festivals at St Albans, Buxton, Canterbury, Deal, Oundle, Ryedale, Swaledale and Two Moors in repertoire including J. S. Bach’s 48 Preludes and Fugues. Julian has appeared with many leading soloists and ensembles at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, London, Lincoln Center, New York, and Sydney Opera House, as well as at the BBC Proms and Edinburgh International Festival. In addition to performing as solo harpsichordist in productions at The Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), Welsh National Opera and Northern Ireland Opera, Julian has performed concertos with groups including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra of the Sixteen, New London Soloists and Royal Northern Sinfonia. As a conductor, Julian has performed staged opera productions for organisations such as the Buxton Festival, Dutch National Opera Academy, Grimeborn Festival, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Kings Place, New Chamber Opera and New Kent Opera, in addition to numerous concert performances.
Julian’s discography has seen acclaimed solo and chamber recordings for Avie, Coro, Chandos, Opus Arte and Resonus on a wide range of instruments, including the Queen’s harpsichord at Kew Palace. His 2016 recording of J. S. Bach’s French Suites on clavichord was described as ‘music making of the highest order’ by the Boston Clavichord Society. http://www.julianperkins.com/
Handel & Henrix in London, 25 Brook Street, London W1K 4HB
Tickets: £12 NB- Part of the London Handel Festival
Booking see: www.london-handel-festival.com