Julian Starr is an Australian and London based sound designer and composer specialising in creative sound design for theatre, musicals, events, installations and media.
Originally from Australia, Julian trained at the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA).
Julian works in theatres extensively throughout the UK and Internationally. He has designed shows from Off West End to the West End: The Hampstead Theatre, The V&A Museum, Above The Stag Theatre, Queensland Theatre Company, Belvoir St Theatre, Finborough Theatre, Bridewell Theatre, Upstairs Gatehouse, Theatre503, Kings Head Theatre, Old Red Lion, Park Theatre, Union Theatre, Tristan Bates Theatre, The Rose Kingston Theatre as well at the Edinburgh Festival: Underbelly Venue, Assembly Venue and Pleasance Venue.
In 2018, Julian designed the production of The Comedy of Errors which was staged in the world heritage site of the Valtice Castle in the Czech Republic. The play was spoken in English and was the first-ever British Theatre Company to perform on this stage in its history. In 2019, Julian returned back to the Czech Republic to design Pericles in the Castle's theatre.
His shows have also been seen throughout Sydney and on the famous Bondi Beach.
Julian is the first ever Associate Sound Designer to the Multi-Award-Winning Finborough Theatre, London.
As a sound designer and composer, I live for the thrill of excitement as I take on a new project.
My role is to work professionally in collaboration with the Director and creative team to ensure creative problem solving and to deliver the best utilisation of sound and music to support the shows narrative, character development and other design elements as a whole.
I also enjoy making strong collaborations with actors, stage managers, producers and crew members.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
KINDRED SPIRITS - OFF WEST END NOMINATION BEST SOUND DESIGN 2022
HYPERDREAM - SYDNEY THEATRE AWARD BEST SOUND DESIGN NOMINATION 2022
ELEKETRA/ORESTES BEST SOUND DESIGN BLUE CURTAINS BRISBANE 2021
LATE NIGHT STARING AT HIGH RES PIXELS - STANDING OVATION NOMINATION 2021
WHITE TUESDAY - WINNER BEST INTERNATIONAL AUDIO FICTION AWARD SARAH AWARDS NYC 2020
SCROUNGER - OFF WEST END NOMINATION BEST SOUND DESIGN 2020
SCROUNGER - STANDING OVATION NOMINATION 2020
AISHA - OFF WEST END NOMINATION BEST SOUND DESIGN 2019
THE WIND OF HEAVEN - STANDING OVATION NOMINATION 2019
THE GOOD SCOUT BEST PRODUCTION AWARD SCOTSGAY 2019
IN 2021, JULIAN STARR WAS MENTIONED IN AUSTRALIA'S PRESTIGOUS THEATRE AND ARTS MAGAZINE STAGE WHISPERS THE TOP 4 SOUND DESIGNERS AND COMPOSERS IN AUSTRALIA.