Julian Rowlands is a bandoneonist, composer and arranger based in the UK.
Julian regularly appears on national television and radio and at major concert and theatre venues as a soloist and with Tango Siempre and other artists. Composing credits include Midnight Tango and Flying into Daylight.
“Here is the tango, raw, intoxicating, speaking with its true voice.” – Financial Times
“composer and bandoneon master Julian Rowlands ensures that the evening reaches the state of tango nirvana” – The Guardian
“There is remarkable talent on stage. Musician Julian Rowlands spends the performance in the shadows, but the siren-song of his bandoneon underscores the whole production.” – The Stage
“outstanding work from Julian Rowlands on bandoneon” – The Stage
“The third character is the music, written and performed on stage on a multitude of instruments by Julian Rowlands, and it is a central character, establishing atmosphere and setting emotional tone.” – British Theatre Guide
“His musicality was clear…the string quartet led once again with great skill by Rowlands” – ClassicalSource.com
“Julian Rowland’s characterful bandoneón … accomplished playing” – Seen and Heard International
“Julian Rowlands is one of the UK’s few genuinely accomplished players of the bandoneon – the snaking accordion whose rich and plangent tone is at the heart of the passionate darkness of Argentinian dance music.” – Venue Magazine
“the deep and lyrical expressive range of [the bandoneon] came to life effortlessly in the hands of Julian Rowlands” – Somerset Guardian
“Julian Rowlands, the UK’s only full-time professional bandonen player, coaxing that wonderfully soulful sound so central to tango music out of the horrendously hard-to-play Argentinean squeeze box.” – thisisnottingham.co.uk
“a master of this traditional tango instrument” – Bicester Advertiser