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Julian Gavin

School: St Josephs College Ferntree Gully

Year: 1978-83

Genre: Music – Opera

Julian Gavin is one of Australia’s most well known tenors who has worked across Australia, Europe

and the United States. He graduated from University of Melbourne, moving to London to study at

the National Opera Studio. Julian ‘s debut in 1996 at His Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as

Don Carlos in Verdi began his career that took him all over the world. In concert, Julian has

performed a wide ranging repertoire with major Orchestras throughout the world including

appearances with the Philharmonic, the Sydney Orchestra under Edo de Waart, National Symphony

Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin, London Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales under

Andrew Litton, Hale Orchestra under Mark Elder and the BBC Symphony. He has recorded Ernani

and Carmen for Chandos, Godvino in Aroldo and Beethoven’s Symphony no 9 for Philips in

addition to numerous television and radio broadcasting credits in the UK, Australia and America. In

addition to his busy calendar of performances Julian has a thriving teaching practice and has given

numerous master classes both at home and internationally. Julian joined the teaching staff at the

Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2008. He currently lives in the United Kingdom with his

wife and five children.

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