Julian Wilkins is a versatile, dynamic and inspiring conductor, organist and pianist, working throughout the UK and overseas with prestigious musical organisations including the CBSO choruses, BBC Philharmonic, Sinfonia Viva, Hallé Choir, Huddersfield Choral Society, Brandenburg Sinfonia and Baroque Soloists, East Anglia Chamber Orchestra, Association of British Choral Directors (ABCD), Association of Irish Choirs, BBC Proms Youth Choir, and the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Educated at Wells Cathedral School and at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, Julian has performed in many of the world’s cathedrals and leading concert venues. He has appeared on BBC and independent television and radio, and on Peter Gabriel’s soundtrack for Martin Scorsese’s film The Last Temptation of Christ.
As a respected teacher, mentor and choral consultant he teaches at the University of Birmingham for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate pathways in Choral Conducting, the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and is a member of the teaching panel for the ABCD National Conducting Courses. He has co-directed the Art of Choral Direction course at Sherborne Summer School of Music with David Lawrence, and the Sintra International Singing and Choral Conducting Course in Portugal with Ghislaine Morgan.
Julian has adjudicated at the BBC Young Musician competition, the National Eisteddfod of Wales, the City of Derry International Choral Festival, and for a number of prestigious regional music competitions and festivals around the UK.