In 1979 he joined the first violin section of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and four years later became a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, a position he continues to hold.
Away from the Philharmonia he plays in András Schiff's hand-picked chamber orchestra, the Cappella Andrea Barca, in violin ensemble concerts with his group, '4 Violins & a Bass' and is professor of violin at the Kent Academy of Music
His compositions and arrangements have been performed by orchestras and groups throughout the world, directed by conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, David Robertson, Mikael Pletnev and Carl Davis. Recent arrangements have been recorded for EMI by Alison Balsom and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra under Edward Gardner, and by cellist Natalie Clein with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vernon Handley.
Julian Milone’s work has appeared on the recent Australian documentary, 4, based on Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and at the wedding of Prince Charles to Camilla Parker-Bowles, for which he arranged the music. His works have also been performed at US festivals by Gil Shaham and Cho-Liang Lin, in Amsterdam and Cape Town by Ivry Gitlis and Daniel Rowland and by Janine Jansen at her festival in Dubrovnik.