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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March 2021

The new recording of Eccles's Semele that Julian Perkins conducted with the Academy of Ancient Music and Cambridge Handel Opera was Record of the Week on BBC Radio 3 and is 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'. 

This month sees Julian release the world-première recording of John Worgan's virtuosic harpsichord music in a programme that also features Timothy Roberts.