Julian Weir

Julian is a freelance musician based in Christchurch. He has performed in many Showbiz Christchurch productions, and has been a regular performer with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra since 1990, usually playing 2nd horn.  Apart from the CSO, his freelance musical activities have included casual horn for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington, Southern Sinfonia, National Youth Orchestra, Christchurch Youth Orchestra, Canterbury Percussion Ensemble, numerous musicals, chamber groups, studio recordings, and in the music team at Life Church.

When he isn't rehearsing or performing, he works as an Senior Engineer at Aqualinc Research Ltd, a local engineering consultancy, where he specialises in groundwater. Julian has completed Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering degrees in Civil Engineering from Canterbury University.  He is also a Chartered Professional Engineer.


Showbiz Productions:

  • 1991: Evita
  • 1992: Me and My Girl
  • 1998: WestEnd To Broadway
  • 1999: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • 2000: WestEnd to Broadway II
  • 2001: Les Misérables
  • 2002: 42nd Street
  • 2002: Fiddler on the Roof