Julian Perkins is Artistic Director of Portland Baroque Orchestra in Oregon, USA. Based in the UK, he is also Artistic Director of Cambridge Handel Opera and Sounds Baroque. Shortlisted for the 2021 Gramophone Award, he often performs at the Salzburg Festival, has directed the Academy of Ancient Music and featured as soloist in concertos with groups including the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Florilegium and Orchestra of The Sixteen. 

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Some plans for 2024...

In addition to his appearances with Portland Baroque Orchestra, 2024 includes Julian's debuts directing the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Croatian Baroque Ensemble, Deutsche Händel-Solisten and a Classical project for the Oregon Bach Festival. February saw the release of his eighth solo disc, From Handel's Home, featuring the keyboard instruments from Handel Hendrix House, and March his fifth duet disc with Emma Abbate, Summer Dreams, featuring works by Barber, Beach and MacDowell.