Julian Liu

Guitar Tutor

Julian is an active classical guitarist currently undertaking a Master of Music in Performance degree at the Royal Northern College of Music, studying with internationally renowned guitarists Craig Ogden, Rory Russell (Aquarelle Quartet), and Tom McKinney.

Prior to entering the RNCM, Julian undertook a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music at Keele University graduating with First Class Honours, and scoring 90 in his final year recital. While completing his undergraduate study, he has received the Elizabeth Montford Instrumental Scholarship for two consecutive years, and on graduation received the Jim Roberts Memorial Prize.

Some of Julian’s highlight performances include Vivaldi’s Lute Concerto with the Keele Philharmonic Orchestra as soloist, and a solo recital for the Classical Cleveland Recital Series in March 2019, which was reviewed by the newspaper Darlington and Stockton Times - “Julian’s rendition of the piece was nothing less than beautiful” (on Julian’s performance of Chaconne in D Minor by Bach). Julian has also reached the finals in multiple competitions, including the Leicester MusicFest Guitar Competitions and the Ivor Mairants Guitar Award. He has participated in masterclasses with world-acclaimed guitarists, including Xuefei Yang, Gary Ryan, Julian Byzantine, and Zoran Dukic.