Julian Clef

Awarded an RNCM Gold Medal (2011), winner of the Concerto auditions at the RNCM (2010), William Mathias Festival Piano Competition (2009), Beethoven Junior Inter-Collegiate UK Competition (2008) and European Piano Teachers Association UK Piano Competition (2007), Julian Clef is fast emerging as an astounding pianist.

Julian’s achievements are all the more impressive when you consider that he had no formal piano tuition till the age of sixteen. He started his formal studies with Murray McLachlan at Chetham’s School of Music. Since then he has performed in venues like Buckingham Palace, Prague International Festival and Beethoven-Haus Bonn and appeared with Orchestras like the RNCM Symphony Orchestra and the Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra. Julian is currently in his second year of studies for a Master’s degree at the RNCM with Dina Parakhina.

"Julian has a musical and pianistic maturity well beyond his years. He gives performances of great beauty, without mannerism or distortion. Already very experienced, he is totally composed on stage and he possesses a remarkably relaxed technique with which he brings the music so vividly to life."

Benjamin Frith