Julian Trevelyan is a British pianist.
He began studying music in France after winning the Concours Long-Thibaud in 2015 at the age of 16, becoming the youngest prize-winner in the competition’s history. In 2021, he won the 2nd prize, the Mozart Prize and the Audience Prize at the Concours Géza Anda in Zurich. In the years that followed, he won more prizes at various other competitions, most recently the 2nd Grand Prix at the Horowitz Competition Kiev-Geneva in 2023.
Julian studies at the École Normale de Musique de Paris with Rena Shereshevskaya and is supported by Talent Unlimited in London. He also studied in London with Christopher Elton and Elizabeth Altman and is an alumnus of the Lieven International Piano Foundation.
He has made recordings with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the London Mozart Players and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. The first CD under the baton of Christian Zacharias was released in 2022 with the label ALPHA: Mozart’s Concertos Nos. 23 and 24. Further releases under the baton of Howard Griffith will follow in 2024.
Julian studied musicology at Oxford University and currently conducting at the Conservatoire Iannis Xenakis in Évry.
In his spare time he plays first violin in a string quartet, performs on period instruments and sings baritone in a Mandarin A Capella group. At home, he likes to spend time with cooking, literature and sports. He currently lives in Paris and speaks French, German and Italian. In addition to his musical qualifications, he holds a first class degree in geology.