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The Sonata for Violin and Piano, written for Ellie Blackshaw and Rachel Fryer, will get its second performance on October 3rd 2105 in an evening concert at St John’s Church, Knoyle Rd., Brighton.  My newly-completed Aria for Violin and Strings will be premiered by Andrew Sherwood and the Musicians of All Saints on 16th January 2016 (All Saints Centre, Lewes, 7.45).

Events Coming Soon

28 June 2015 3 pm

Orchestral concert with Buxted Symphony Orchestra.  Nothing of mine in this one, but I will be directing from the keyboard in Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C Minor (a first for me. . .).  See Events for more.

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Composing & Performing

When I compose, I like to think of live musicians, singing or playing.  I prefer the sometimes rough edges, the rasp, clatter and hiss of acoustic instruments, to the manufactured perfection of electronic sound.  And I prefer the uncertainties of live performance to recordings which, however wonderful, remain forever the same.

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Engaging with other people is also essential to my work as performer and teacher.  As a pianist, I do give the occasional solo recital, but I have a definite preference for work (not just concerts) in which I partner singers or instrumentalists in one combination or another.

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Julian Broughton

Julian is a composer, pianist and educator with over ten years’ experience of teaching music and creative studies at degree level at the University of Sussex and in the wider community.