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Julian Scott


What do you need to feel at home whilst on tour?

My Mate tea and a good book.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?

Travelling so much, irregular working hours and the inability to always eat well.

What do you do before a performance?

That depends very much on how I am feeling. If I am nervous, I will spend the day trying to make myself feel as good a possible – eat well, sleep enough, and meditate. Directly before going on stage, I will try and clear my mind and tell myself just to enjoy it!

If you could play another instrument what would it be?

I wouldn’t play another instrument; I would be a singer!

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Julian Scott (born 1991 in Edinburgh) graduated from St. Anne’s College, Oxford with a first class honours degree in Musicology in 2012.

Following this he studied oboe with Jonathan Kelly at the Musikhochschule “Hanns Eisler” and the Karajan Academy in Berlin. Both during his time in the academy and since finishing in the summer of 2017, Julian has been freelancing, appearing as Guest Principal oboist with the NDR Radiophilharmonie, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Camerata Bern, and as second oboist in the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

Julian is also taking singing lessons and pursuing other (non-musical) interests. He is founder and co-director of Mate-tea.co.uk, a UK-based company selling his favourite drink – Mate tea (NOT Matcha!), and he hopes to start his own property investment company.

In his spare time, Julian likes to keep fit, eat healthily and be in nature as much as possible.