English conductor Julian Reynolds (b.1962) enjoys an international career in the operatic and concert repertoire as well as recital accompanist. He studied piano with Albert Ferber and Noretta Conci, and at the Vienna Hochschule für Musik. At the age of 18 he became pianist with the European Community Youth Orchestra (ECYO), where he assisted Claudio Abbado and Leonard Bernstein. He made his solo recital debut at Wigmore Hall London and, was a finalist in the 1984 Ferruccio Busoni Competition in Bolzano. After receiving his degree in History, Musicology and Analysis from Kings College London University, he studied conducting at Guildhall School of Music and later in Vienna.