The combined classical music sounds of established British pianist Julian Milford and the musicians whom he partners have not gone unnoticed bycritics and listeners alike.
Julian Milford received an English degree from Oxford University before studying piano and piano accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
In 2002, Julian Milford helped establish the London Conchord Ensemble with which he still regularly performs. The group of internationally recognized chamber musicians has performed and recorded for more than a decade..
The Ensemble has performed at locales such as Brussels’ Palais des Beaux Arts, London’s Wigmore Hall, Washington D.C.’s Library of Congress, and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw as well as taking their fresh style of classical music on tour throughout France, Ireland, and the United States. Their latest CD, released in February 2012 on the Champs Hill label, has drawn favourable acclaim from critics. The double disc CD features complete chamber works of Francis Poulenc.
As well as being a pianist in the London Conchord Ensemble, Julian Milford also partnersother musicians in live performances. Some of those with whom Julian has appeared are Sarah Connolly, Sir Thomas Allen, Han-Na Chang, Christopher Maltman, and Toby Spence.
Julian Milford has also produced recordings with other musicians such as violinist Lydia Mordkovitch. Julian has recorded for a variety of classical music labels such as Chandos, Black Box, Orchid Classics, Hyperion, Champs Hill Records, and ASV. Julian Milford also received favourable reviews for his debut solo CD on the Chandos label that is comprised of William Alwyn works..
Other recordings that include pianist Julian Milford are Bach Flute Music (sonatas for flute and piano, with Daniel Pailthorpe on flute), George Crumb’s “The Voice of the Whale” (Daniel Pailthorpe on flute), Vaughan Williams Music for Violin and Piano (Lydia Mordkovitch on violin), and Benjamin Britten Song Cycles (with tenor Justin Lavender).