Julian Perkins is Artistic Director of Cambridge Handel Opera and Sounds Baroque. Shortlisted for the 2021 Gramophone Award, he performs regularly at the Salzburg Festival, Edinburgh International Festival and BBC Proms, has 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.

Plans for the rest of 2022 include directing concerts for the Portland Baroque Orchestra in the USA, the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, St Paul's Sinfonia, Sounds Baroque and Southbank Sinfonia, directing staged performances of Handel's Clori, Tirsi e Fileno for Bampton Classical Opera and appearing as the solo keyboard player in Mozart's Così fan tutte at Munich's Bayerische Staatsoper.

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