St Bride's: Music - Julian Chan – piano

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Julian Chan – piano

Tuesday, 8 October at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Julian Chan – piano

L van Beethoven

Sonata in C major op. 2 no. 3

  i. Allegro con brio

 ii. Adagio

iii. Scherzo: Allegro

iv. Allegro assai

N Roslavets

Sonata no. 1

C Saint-Saëns

Étude op. 111 no. 6

Born in Kuala Lumpur in 2000, Julian Chan currently studies with Ian Fountain and Michael Dussek at the Royal Academy of Music, where he holds the full-fees Benjamin Dale scholarship. Julian began his studies on piano and composition at the age of three. In 2011, he continued his studies under the specialist music scheme at Wells Cathedral School, at which he received a full scholarship. There, he studied piano with John Byrne and composition with Paul Whitmarsh.

In 2016, he was invited to perform at the British Ambassador's Residence in Tallinn, Estonia, and in 2018, he performed Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, he has won First Prize and Sonata Prize at the Nanyang International Music Competition in Singapore in July 2019, and was awarded Second Prize at the Oxford Music Festival in January 2019. He has won most of the major solo piano classes at the Mid-Somerset Festival, including the Piano Concerto category in 2017. He has received masterclasses from many internationally renowned pianists, such as Christopher Elton, Fali Pavri, Vanessa Latarche, Ronan O'Hora, and Ian Jones.

An avid composer, Julian had his first book of compositions published at age six, earning him the title of Malaysia's Youngest Composer. Subsequently, he has had many of his pieces premiered by the Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra and New Music Ensemble; he was also appointed pianist in the latter for four years. He has had a selection of his works performed in composition masterclasses led by the likes of Michael Berkeley and Howard Skempton.

Pianist and composer Julian Chan currently studies with Ian Fountain and Michael Dussek at the Royal Academy of Music, where he holds the full-fees Benjamin Dale scholarship. Previously, he studied under the specialist music scheme at Wells Cathedral School. Recent competition successes include First Prize and Sonata Prize at the Nanyang International Music Competition in Singapore in July 2019, and Second Prize at the Oxford Music Festival in January 2019. He has also won most of the major solo piano classes at the Mid-Somerset Festival in Bath, including the Piano Concerto category in 2017. He has received masterclasses from many internationally renowned pianists, such as Christopher Elton, Fali Pavri, Vanessa Latarche, Ronan O'Hora, and Ian Jones.