Violinist, pianist, teacher and arranger based in Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway

Julian Saxl is an accomplished and experienced violinist, pianist and arranger. He studied violin with Leonard Hirsch in Bristol, then with Lydia Mordkovitch at the Royal Northern College of Music from 1980-1984. After that he continued his studies with Susanne Stanzeleit.

As an
orchestral violinist he worked for a number of years in the UK where he was a member of the Ulster Orchestra (1985-1988) and later of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (1990-1995). He has worked as a freelancer with many orchestras including Brandenburg Sinfonia, London Concert Orchestra, Bath Philharmonia, London Pops Orchestra, Guildford Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, New London Orchestra and Opera Project.

He is an
experienced violin teacher, having taught for a number of music services in the UK and at the prestigious Marlborough College and the Trevor Roberts School in Swiss Cottage, London.

Julian is extremely versatile on the violin and has an interest in playing different musical styles including Irish folk, bluegrass, jazz, rock and pop. While in the UK he formed his own group, which had a residency at Durleston Castle, Swanage. He also worked for the record producer Ron Tomlinson and his violin playing is featured on 
Sinead O'Connor's album Theology.

Julian was a founder member of the
Amber Players, a quartet that played at weddings, conferences and parties. He made many arrangements for this group, a number of which were written specially for certain clients.

In 2011 Julian moved to Sandefjord in Norway. He teaches privately in Sandefjord and Tonsberg and plays for the Vestfold Symphony Orchestra.