Julian Evans comes from Southport, Merseyside. He first studied from the age of seven with Irene Merritt in Birkdale.
At the age of 17 he went to Liverpool to study at Greenbank College with John Peace and from there he moved to the Royal Academy of Music in London where he studied piano with Philip Jenkins.
He Graduated in 1989 and continued his studies with Philip Jenkins at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Glasgow where he lives and works as Musical Associate to the National Dance School of Scotland.
Outside of his work at the Dance School he enjoys creating a variety of projects and performances which have included education work with Scottish Opera.
Julian has given concerts and recitals throughout the UK, Europe, USA and China.
He also is Artistic Director of the Glasgow Lyric Choir.
Composition is an important part of Julian’s artistic life too. In 2003 he was commissioned by Scottish Opera to write several operas, including “Theseus and the Minotaur” and “The Lady of Loch Katrine”. He also had the great pleasure of writing a short Opera for children called “Alberich’s Curse” based on Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” which was toured and performed by hundreds of children throughout Scotland.
His recent performances include a chamber music tour with the BT Ensemble and an appearance as a soloist with Glasgow Orchestral Society playing Beethoven and Prokofiev concerti.