JULIAN COLLINGS was educated as an organ scholar at Tonbridge School in Kent before winning an organ scholarship to Christ’s College, Cambridge, in 1999. While at Christ’s, he accompanied the college choir to Scandinavia, the USA and Canada both as organist and as conductor. He also played on a number of critically acclaimed CD releases.
After graduation Julian held a number of posts including deputy organist at St. George’s Church, Beckenham, and is currently Director of Music at St. Cyprian’s Church, Clarence Gate. In addition to his church work, Julian is Musical Director of the Barnes Choir, Epsom Choral Society and the London Chamber Choir Ad Libitum as well as founding Musical Director of the much acclaimed Arcubus Ensemble, a professional vocal group promoting the choral works of living composers.
As a recitalist Julian has performed extensively both in the UK and overseas as well as broadcasting for BBC radio. He regularly collaborates with the cellist Rebecca Hepplewhite, giving concerts all over the world. Julian was appointed Director of the SLS in May 2013 from a strong field of applicants and is enjoying a return to the Beckenham music scene.