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.

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May 2021

With the return of live performances, Julian Perkins is delighted to be performing in the London Festival of Baroque Music in a Purcell programme with the mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston on May 21st at 7.30pm. Social distancing will only allow for a select audience at London's St John's Smith Square, so do book now!

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'.