Julian Broughton (https://www.julianbroughtoncomposer.co.uk/) is a composer, pianist, and teacher.
Compositions include a new Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (written for violinist Miriam Teppich, with whom Julian formed a Duo in 2020), three string quartets, and a substantial Requiem. Quartet No.3 was premiered by the Fitzwilliam String Quartet here in York (2018). Reviewing the concert for Musical Opinion, Paul Conway noted that the work displayed a thorough knowledge and understanding of the core repertoire of the medium, while bringing to it a fresh and original voice.
Quartet no.2 has been taken up with enthusiasm by the Resol Quartet, who have already given three performances.
Among the many compositions for his own instrument are Szenen am Bach: three ‘Goldberg’ variations, which were commissioned by Rachel Fryer as part of her ‘Variations down the line’ project (2020), and which have been described as representative of the individual, fluent and essentially lyrical character of Broughton’s music (Paul Conway, Musical Opinion Issue 1531). Recent compositions include Seven Days for piano (2021), Irregular Behaviourfor clarinet and piano (2022) and Nocturne: Blue Midnight, commissioned by pianist Nancy Cooley for a concert in aid of Freedom from Torture (Februray 2023).
Among his activities as a piano teacher, Julian is particularly pleased to be involved in the distance learning programme for Palestinian students at the Edward Said National Conservatoire in Gaza.