After studying the piano with Daniel Blumenthal in Brussels and Jean Fassina in Paris, Julien Libeer (°1987) was an associate artist of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, where he also specialised in chamber music with the members of the Artemis Quartet. Libeer has played with diverse orchestras in Belgium and abroad, conducted by Michel Tabachnik, Augustin Dumay, Serge Pehlevanian, Joshua Weilerstein, Enrique Mazzola and Christopher Warren-Green. He works on a regular basis with Camille Thomas, Frank Braley, Maria João Pires and Lorenzo Gatto, with whom he performs and records the complete Beethoven violin sonatas.
His recordings have been well-received by the international press, receiving awards such as the Diapason d’Or de l’Année 2016, Klara Award 2016 and Echo Preis 2017.
Libeer is actively engaged in a number of social projects, all rooted in the idea that music, far beyond its aesthetic value, can be a force of change for anyone ready to listen.
(photo © Athos Burez)