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Julien Libeer

“The complete musician, who unites, at any musical moment, a true understanding of the piece, a solid intellectual approach and an infallible instinct for the impalpable.”
Maria João Pires

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Introduction

Born in 1987 near Brussels, Belgium, Julien Libeer’s earliest musical memory was the famous documentary on the recording of West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein. The piano, which he took up at age six, quickly became the faithful companion for expressing a love of music that, until today, thrives as much on opera, orchestra and chamber music as on the piano repertoire. His first five years study were with Jean Fassina and he then continued them with Daniel Blumenthal (Royal Conservatory of Brussels) and Maria João Pires (Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel).

Julien has performed at many prestigious concert halls across the globe including Palais des Beaux-Arts and Flagey in Brussels, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Barbican Hall London, Auditorio Nacional Madrid, Palau de la Musica Barcelona, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Sumida Tryphony Hall Tokyo and festivals including the Beirut Chants Festival and Miami International Piano Festival. Orchestras he has worked with include the Brussels Philharmonic, Belgian National Orchestra, deFilharmonie, Sinfonia Varsovia and the New Japan Philharmonic among others, under conductors such as Michel Tabachnik, Augustin Dumay, George Pehlevanian, Joshua Weilerstein, Enrique Mazzola and Christopher Warren-Green. Julien is also an accomplished chamber musician and works on regular basis with Augustin Dumay, Camille Thomas, Frank Braley, Maria João Pires and Lorenzo Gatto, with whom he will perform the complete Beethoven violin sonatas over the next few seasons. He is also an associate artist of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, where he also specialises in chamber music with the members of the Artemis Quartet.

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    15 May 17 Mozart, Bach & Beethoven
    Musée Dapper, Paris

    with Lorenzo Gatto

    “Julien Libeer’s readings are a formidable demonstration of musical spontaneity. He is all but a self-indulgent pianist : his renditions are never demonstrative, yet his simplicity never excludes richness of invention. Rather than overstating them, his musical ideas are always integrated to the story, without any didactic pretentions.”
    ★★★★★ Julien Hanck, 15 May 2017, Bachtrack

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    13 May 17 Miami Piano Festival
    Colony Theatre, Miami

    “Libeer opened the program with Bach’s French Suite in G Major, a seven-part work originally written for harpsichord. Libeer displayed glistening, translucent tone in the first two sections, Allemande and Courant, then in the third section Sarabande previewed the subtle sense of timing and ability to portray tranquil moods that would prove to be his most remarkable attribute.”
    Dave Rosenbaum, 13 May 2017, South Florida Classical Review

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    03 Jun 16 CD: BEETHOVEN Violin Sonatas Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2016

    “A musician of the highest order. His mastery of musical discourse, splendid sonority, constant alertness, as well as his infinity ability to shape sound are simply remarkable.”
    Patrice Lieberman, 8 September 2016, Crescendo Magazine

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    31 Oct 15 CD: Lignes Claires Evil Penguin records 2015

    “An astonishing sense of diction and character. A pianist of great sensitivity and refinement, an ever-convincing storyteller.”
    Bertrand Boissard, Diapason Magazine