A multi-award winning young Hertfordshire pianist is to give a recital in Rickmansworth on February 16.

Although only 19, Julian Trevelyan, from St Albans, has won prizes in a number of prestigious international competitions and has performed throughout Europe with leading orchestras, including the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra.

In 2017, he was the highest-placed British entrant in the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition. He also won the audience prize at last year’s Dudley International Piano Competition and was named Most Promising Young Artist at Germany’s Kissinger Sommer Festival.

The young pianist performed at a Three Rivers Music Society (TRMS) concert in Rickmansworth last summer and won the town’s Young Musician of the Year title in 2014. But the February 16 concert will be his first solo performance in Rickmansworth.

Julian will be playing sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven and other works by Ravel, Granados, Brahms, Ligeti, Chopin and Debussy.

He will also perform Prelude for Vova, a piece that the pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy commissioned from English composer Howard Blake, best known for Walking in the Air, from The Snowman.

It is a wide-ranging programme but Julian, who is currently studying piano and composition at a leading conservatoire in Paris, has very diverse musical tastes (“from Bach to Boulez”, he says). Although the piano is his principal instrument, he also plays the violin and was a chorister with St Albans Cathedral Choir.

The concert on Friday, February 16 will be held at the Baptist Church, High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1EH and will begin at 7.30pm. Further information and online tickets at trms.elgar.org.