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Julian Sperry


ARCM (London) - CNSMP (Paris)

Julian Sperry began his musical education at Chetham’s School of Music, and from there was
awarded a scholarship to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where he
studied under Alain Marion, Michel Debost and Raymond Guiot.

Julian is Principal Flute with Glyndebourne Opera on Tour and Garsington Opera. He is a regular
extra with the London Symphony Orchestra and has been invited as guest principal of the London
Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, English National Opera, Royal Scottish Opera, Welsh National
Opera and the London Mozart Players.

Julian has given performances at major festivals including Edinburgh, Salzburg, Aix-en-Provence
and the BBC Proms. He made his London debut at the Purcell Room as a winner of the Park Lane
Group competition, where the Guardian heralded “a young artist of exceptional ability”. He made his
Wigmore Hall debut, sponsored by the Tillett Trust, Myra Hess Trust and Daily Mail. Julian
performs regularly concertos at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Fairfield Halls, Sheldonian Theatre, St
Martin-in-the-Fields, and venues throughout the UK.

The winner of numerous competitions and awards, Julian has played for Radio-France, Classic FM
and BBC Radio, and performed concertos and recitals for television and radio around Europe and the
States. His recordings include a CD of solo flute works titled ‘Flute Alone’ which received a special
commendation in the 1996 Vienna Modern Masters Performers Competition, a CD of works by
Richard Sisson, titled ‘Sonata’, specially commissioned for him by the Harrogate International
Festival, a recital CD which the Evening Standard selected as one of their “Critics’ Choice” and
chosen in 2006 for broadcast on Radio3’s ‘Private Passions’, and Bach’s Triple Concerto for ASV
label, works by Robin Milford for flute and string ensemble (Hyperion), concerto and chamber
music CDs with the Adderbury Ensemble, London Concertante, and the London Baroque Ensemble.

Julian is member of the Camarilla Wind Quintet (winners of the Royal Overseas League
Competition), who have been selected for the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust Scheme. Many Film
& TV score recordings include two Harry Potter films, The Shape of Water which received an
Oscar for Best original music score, and two films directed by George Clooney. A highlight was
working personally with the late Stanley Kubrick on his last film.

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Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute, Piccolo