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I’ve just completed a Sonata for Violin and Piano for Ellie Blackshaw and Rachel Fryer, and am about to start work on a new piece for Andy Sherwood: a short composition for Violin and Strings.

Events Coming Soon

6 July 2013 7.45 pm

Orchestral concert in series ‘Sussex Composers and More’

Includes third performance of my Points of Departure; Concerto for Strings.  Musicians of All Saints dir. Andy Sherwood.  

Venue: All Saints Centre, Friar’s Walk, Lewes, East Sussex.  http://www.mas-lewes.co.uk/20122013season.html

6 and 13 July 2013

2 dayschools led by Julian Broughton and Art Historian Jackie Parry: Classicism in Art and Music: an unfolding narrative. 

Venue: Whiteway Centre, Rottingdean, East Sussex. http://www.rwc.org.uk/specialevents.html

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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.