Welcome to Saphir Inspires Piano Masterclasses

I'm Julian Saphir. My work as a professional pianist has taken me far and wide as a solo and chamber music performer, teacher and adjudicator.

I was first invited to give a full recital in a non-specialist school back in 1998 and after its huge success I was invited back and subsequently to other schools not just to perform but to add workshops as well.

I have been so overwhelmed at the hugely positive response to music shown by young people when they are given the opportunity to listen to it live, that I decided to set up Saphir Inspires.

I hope you enjoy your visit to Saphir Inspires; please feel free to get in touch with an enquiry or for more information.


Developing a passion for music through listening and playing.


Increasing knowledge of the techniques, theory and history of music.


Strengthening confidence in performance for musicians of all ages and standards.

Get in touch:

Email: info@saphirinspires.com

Telephone: 07766 881999

Address: 1 Wayside Walk, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8NN, UNITED KINGDOM


...it was absolutely stunning. I felt my jaw drop when Julian started playing and I think it just stayed there the whole time! Inspirational."