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Mr Julian Poore 

Head of Brass

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Mr Julian Poore is the Head of Brass in Music at the University of Southampton.

Julian was taught to play by John Knight, the founder of the Hampsire County Youth Band. With additional help from Ernest Piper and Chris Kennett he qualified for study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Horace Barker, Ray Simmons and John Miller.

In 1982 he became a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, a post which has taken him all over the world. Highlights have included Beethoven cycles in Salzburg and New York with Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Schubert cycles in Salzburg and Japan with Claudio Abbado, Rossini operas with Abbado, Sibelius cycles in Edinburgh and Finland with Paavo Berglund, a Beethoven cycle with Sir Bernard Haitink, and the many world-class soloists he has had the privilege to accompany.

The continually varying challenges of a freelance music career help keep Julian’s life interesting and stimulating. He once spent a week in a BBC recording studio playing conch shells. On another (Royal) occasion the expected cue was not given, and the Queen was kept waiting for her fanfare! There goes the knighthhood then!

His solo repertoire includes Haydn, Hummel, Vivaldi, Neruda, Copland, Aratunian, and Shostakovitch, including a recording of the Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings with pianist Steve Robbings and the New English Orchestra.

Julian is also Head of Brass at Peter Symonds College,Winchester, teaches at Winchester College, Pilgrims School, and participates in the Oratorium projects in Cluj, Romania and the Crescendo Summer Institute in Hungary.

Mr Julian Poore
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