At the age of sixteen, Julian Trevelyan came top in the Long-Thibaud-Crespin 2015 international piano competition (he was awarded the second Grand Prix, no first prize was awarded) – one of the youngest laureates in the history of this prestigious competition. Earlier in 2015, he won second prize and the Mocsari prize at the Ile-de-France international piano competition; and was awarded the Grand Prix at the Concours Festival pour le Repertoire Pianistique Moderne. In the 2016 Kissinger KlavierOlymp in Germany he was awarded second prize. In November 2017, following his performance of Beethoven's 4th piano concerto with the CBSO in Symphony Hall, one of three finalists in the Dudley International Piano Competition, he was awarded second prize, the audience prize, and the CD recording prize.
Competition success has resulted in invitations to give concerts in a number of European countries - Switzerland, France, Russia, Poland, Germany and Hungary - during 2016. Julian is now based in Paris, where he studies at the Ecole Normale, supported by a scholarship from the Or du Rhin Foundation. His schedule includes concerts in France, Switzerland, Germany and England. His repertoire is varied, ranging from Bach to Boulez. In June 2015, BBC Radio 3 broadcast his live performance of seven of ‘Douze Notations' by Boulez. He also appeared as the young Boulez in ‘A Pierre Dream' at the Snape Festival. He has performed the ‘Kids Collection' at St Albans Film Festival, and at the Snape Proms – playing four Chopin études that accompany animated film sequences from ‘Chopin Shorts'.He has performed many Beethoven sonatas, and most of the solo piano repertoire by Debussy and Ravel. His modern and contemporary repertoire includes Bartók Out Doors suite, various Ligeti études, and sonatas by Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Ullmann. In November 2016 he gave the world premiere performance of Howard Blake's Snowman Rhapsody, a solo piano concert arrangement of music drawn from the film and stage show. Piano is his principal instrument, but he also plays the violin and enjoys chamber music with Pro Corda and MusicWorks. He was a chorister with St Albans Cathedral Choir and then sung as a tenor with Abbey Singers. Julian has been a member of Aldeburgh Young Musicians since 2012, where a number of his compositions have been performed. He also enjoys acting. Julian is a keen geologist and has a first class BSc honours degree in the subject from the Open University.