Julian Marczak was born in London and has played the flute and piano from an early age. His flute professors included Gareth Morris, John Francis, Clare Southworth and Linda Howarth. Julian’s studies took him to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he obtained a Licentiateship in teaching and then he went on to gain a Performers’ Licentiateship of Trinity College London.
A Mood of Change
Inspiration to compose did not happen for Julian until much later and whilst he has never studied the subject he has learnt from the scores of those composers he admires. The composer and arranger, Michael Doherty has also been a wonderful mentor to whom Julian is immensely grateful.
Several musicians have inspired Julian’s compositions including the violinist, Andrew Bernardi, the Bernardi Music Group and the pianist Maria Marchant for whom he has written a number of works for piano and strings, his main work being Suite Beyond. A composition of which Julian is especially proud is his solo piano piece, When All is Done inspired by Debra Barnes’ book, The Young Survivors.
Melody lies at the heart of the music that Julian wishes to produce and he is now focusing on composing lyrical works for the flute to add to the instrument’s existing repertoire.
In recognition of his compositions and charity work, Julian has been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts.