Maria João Pires

“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.”

Belgium

Julien Libeer

BIOGRAPHY

Julien Libeer has been the guest of the Palais des Beaux-Arts and Flagey in Brussels, the Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), the Barbican Hall in London, the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Barcelona’s Palau de la Musica and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Other tours take him to Japan (Tokyo, Sumida Tryphony Hall), Lebanon (Beirut Chants festival), the US (Miami International Piano Festival). He is artist in residence at Flagey, Brussels.

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.

For five decisive years, French-Polish pedagogue Jean Fassina was the patient, demanding, wise teacher that any aspiring musician should have the chance to encounter. This experience was followed by the equally intense collaboration with Maria João Pires at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, whose advice and support strongly influenced Julien Libeer’s views over the last years and continue to do so.

He has performed with the Brussels Philharmonic, the Belgian National Orchestra, deFilharmonie, Sinfonia Varsovia and the New Japan Philharmonic among others, under conductors like Michel Tabachnik, Augustin Dumay, Hervé Niquet, Serge Pehlevanian, Joshua Weilerstein, Enrique Mazzola, Christopher Warren-Green…

VIDEO/SERIES

SCHUBERT PIANO SONATA IN G

Belgian pianist Julien Libeer performs F. Chopin Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 25 — Lento (Marche Funebre) — January 20th, 2019

CHOPIN SONATA NO. 2

Julien Libeer performed on 2017 at Miami Beach Colony Theater, a recital that included Franz Schubert Piano Sonata in G Major D. 894

BACH/LISZT PRELUDE & FUGUE BWV 543

Julien Libeer performs F. Liszts transcription of Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue BWV 543 at Miami Beach Colony Theater.

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