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.
Julien has performed at the Palais des Beaux-Arts and Flagey (Brussels), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Barbican Hall (London), Auditorio Nacional (Madrid), Palau de la Musica (Barcelona) and Concertgebouw Amsterdam. In addition, other tours have taken him to Japan (Tokyo, Sumida Tryphony Hall), Lebanon (Beirut Chants festival), Turkey (Ankara Music Festival) and the US (Miami International Piano Festival).
Highlights of the 18/19 season include recitals at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Miami Piano Festival and Baerum Kulturhaus (Sandvika), as well as orchestral engagements with Les Métamorphoses Orchestra and Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen. In addition, he will have two album releases; the first will be the second installment of Beethoven Violin Sonatas with Lorenzo Gatto (Alpha Classics), following on from the huge success of the first release which won the Diapason d’or de l’année 2016. The second will be a concerto album featuring Lipatti’s Concertino for piano and orchestra and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, KV 595 (Evil Penguin Records / Les Métamorphoses Orchestra / Raphaël Feye, conductor). Julien will perform both of these concertos at Flagey (Brussels) in December 2018.
Video & Audio
Gabriel Fauré: Preludes, Op.103 Miami International Piano Festival, Aventura Arts and Cultural Center 20 January […]
Julien Libeer plays “Forlane” from Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin. Recorded at the Colony Theatre Miami Beach, Florida as part […]
Julien Libeer performs Schubert’s Piano Sonata in F D.894, followed by a brief commentary on the […]
An intimate portrait of Julien Libeer, featuring Maria João Pires, Donald Sturrock and 4 surprising […]
Excerpt fromf “Technique doesn’t exist”, a one-hour portrait of Julien Libeer, featuring Maria João Pires […]
“With you, Armenia” A Concert to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Belgium […]
19:30 03 Jun 2019 Kleiner Saal Elbphilharmonie, HAMBURG
GABRIEL FAURÉ 9 Préludes, Op. 103
OTTORINO RESPIGHI 3 Preludes on Gregorian Melodies
ALEXANDER SCRIABIN 24 Preludes Op. 11