Julian Perkins gets a fizzing performance out of the Academy of Ancient Music
Julian Perkins is Artistic Director of Cambridge Handel Opera and Sounds Baroque. He has performed at the Salzburg Festival, Edinburgh International Festival and BBC Proms, directed the Academy of Ancient Music and featured as soloist in concertos with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Florilegium and Orchestra of The Sixteen.full profile »
This month sees Julian perform in works by Handel, Mozart, Haydn and Gluck for the biennial BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. With singers from eight countries, this event will surely witness a fascinating catwalk of vocal talent. Julian will also be performing duet keyboard recitals with Emma Abbate this month at the Northern Aldborough Festival and Etchingham Music Festival.
In other news, the new recording of John Eccles's Semele that Julian Perkins conducted with the Academy of Ancient Music and Cambridge Handel Opera continues to receive rave reviews. It was Record of the Week on BBC Radio 3, Recording of the Month in BBC Music Magazine, Disc of the Month in Opera and Editor's Choice in Gramophone. Praised as 'a scintillating triumph', Berta Joncus writes that 'Perkins directs from the harpsichord with a demonic intensity'.