Julian began singing as a chorister in the renowned Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. He returned to Cambridge as a choral scholar at Trinity College, graduating with a first class degree in Music and a MusB in vocal studies. He continued his training at the Royal Academy of Music, completing a Masters with Distinction in vocal performance, with support from the Kathleen, Aspinwall and Josephine Baker Trusts. He went on to win an Elizabeth Luxton Memorial Scholarship to train at the Berlin Opera Academy.
Operatic roles include Papageno Die Zauberflöte for Berlin Opernfest, the dual roles of King Hildebrand & Mr. North Wind in Dove's The Enchanted Pig for Hampstead Garden Opera, Papageno Die Zauberflöte for Opera at Bearwood, Nardo La Finta Giardiniera for Hand Made Opera, and Marco Gianni Schicchi for CUOS. Passionate about new music, he has created the roles of Abel in new opera Cain & Abel by Piers Connor Kennedy for Opera Xylem, Sweeper of Dreams in his work The Lingerer for the ENO mini opera competition finals and Maxentius Sursum Corda by Benjamin Cox for CUOS. He has also played Il Conte Figaro, Steward Flight, Ipparco L'Egisto, Harlekin Ariadne, Figaro Barber and Malatesta Don Pasquale for RAM opera scenes in London and Italy, and is a member of the chorus for Opera Holland Park.
Concert highlights include Bach St. John Passion at Ely Cathedral, Haydn Nelson Mass and Beethoven Mass in C with the Brandenburg Sinfonia, Orff Carmina Burana and Haydn The Seasons at Dartington Hall, Bach Christmas Oratorio with the Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir, Purcell Come Ye Sons of Art, Bach Magnificat & Charpentier Te Deum with Charivari Agréable, Bach B Minor Mass at the Sheldonian, Oxford and Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs and Liszt Die Seligkeiten with Trinity Choir & Stephen Layton.
Julian is a keen composer and performer of song, recently premiering new Protest songs in the Art of Chaos Festival at Shoreditch Town Hall, and recording Euchar Gravina's Maltese song-cycle for Baritone and Trombone Iż-żmien hekk jagħmel (The footprint of time). He has given recitals including Schumann Liederkreis Op. 24, Dichterliebe, Finzi Let us Garlands Bring and Debussy Romances at the Royal Academy of Music, Schumann Liederkreis Op. 38 and Fauré Mirages for Trinity College Music Society, and his own song cycle Sommerlied und Winterleid for Pembroke College Music Society.
Julian studies with Glenville Hargreaves and Audrey Hyland.
"Julian Chou-Lambert (Papageno) made this role his own with some laugh-out-loud comedy moments, his rich baritone solos a real pleasure to experience." - The Magic Flute, Opera at Bearwood/Judith Creighton
"Watch out for Coronation Street's new couple: Mr. and Mrs. North Wind (Julian Chou-Lambert & Stephanie Wake-Edwards)" - The Enchanted Pig, Hampstead Garden Opera/David Winskill
"Julian very much characterized his role through the persona of a country-folk to great effect, and as Haydn originally intended." - Haydn The Seasons, Dartington Hall/Seen & Heard International