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JULIA WALLIN, London based Finnish pianist, has performed as a soloist and chamber musician across Europe, Scandinavia, the US and UK and won prizes in several competitions such as the Royal Academy of Music’s prestigious Wilfrid Parry competition and Poleeni Lied Piano Competition.
Julia has performed as a concerto soloist with Gramophone awarded Sinfonia Lahti, Slaithwaite Philharmonic, Sigyn Sinfonietta etc. to great critical acclaim and recently had the honour to perform for the world-renowned Maestro Valery Gergiev with Clara Jumi-Kang. In Autumn 2017 she performed at Kensington Palace to HRH Duchess of Cambridge and in January 2019 she made her solo debut at London’s iconic St Martin in the Fields. Her festival performances include Joroinen Music Festival, Brighton Fringe and Aboa Love to name but a few.
Julia has recorded her debut album together with eight-time Grammy winner producer, Andreas Neubronner. The album, containing music by Sibelius, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and Debussy, will be released in 2020.
In the UK one of her most important roles is promoting Nordic and especially Finnish piano music. Originally from Sibelius’ birth town, Hameenlinna, she has performed several concerts of Finnish piano music at St Martin in the Fields in collaboration with SibeliusOne Foundation. She will also be Artistic Director of UK’s first Finnish Music festival together with Conductor/ Composer Benjamin Ellin.
Whilst studying at the Royal Academy of Music, Julia was given the rare opportunity to study both as a soloist and a chamber musician. She was taught by one of the most distinguished exponents of Moscow School of piano playing, Tatyana Sarkissova, as well as Andrew West, one of the most successful chamber musicians in Europe. She has further continued her studies with distinguished Professor Emeritus Christopher Elton (Royal Academy of Music) and Professor Matti Raekallio (Juilliard).
Julia has also taught piano at Kings College, University of London. Her students have obtained places to world’s leading conservatories such as Royal Academy of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatory (on a scholarship), Eastman and Lawrence Conservatories. She has also given masterclasses at Cambridge University. Julia would like to acknowledge Finland’s Cultural Foundation for generously awarding a scholarship for her studies at the Royal Academy of Music.
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Thursday 11 November 2021
ALAN IRELAND is a retired Consultant Physician, and a keen amateur organist. He has studied under Philip Sawyer, Peter Goodman, James Lancelot and Kimberley Marshall. He has taken part in master-classes under David Sanger, Peter Hurford, John Wellingham and Jacques Van Oortmerssen. He has an ARCM Performers’ diploma, and is a past-president, and currently Secretary of the Brighton and District Organists’ Association.
He gives regular recitals in the Brighton area, and is Organist of All Saints Church, Hove.