Brussels Philharmonic | Julien Libeer, piano

Julien Libeer, piano

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 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 Música (Barcelona), Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg) and Concertgebouw (Amsterdam). In addition, other tours have taken him to Japan (Tokyo, Sumida Triphony Hall), Lebanon (Beirut Chants festival), Turkey (Ankara Music Festival) and the US (Miami International Piano Festival).

He has performed with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Brussels Philharmonic, Belgian National Orchestra, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia and New Japan Philharmonic; under conductors including Trevor Pinnock, Michel Tabachnik, Augustin Dumay, Hervé Niquet, Joshua Weilerstein, Enrique Mazzola, and Christopher Warren-Green.

Highlights of the 2020/21 season include three visits to Brussels Philharmonic (Mozart Piano Concerti) and Hong Kong Sinfonietta (Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2). Julien gives solo recitals at De Singel ( Antwerp), Flagey (Brussels), Black Diamond Royal Library (Copenhagen), Sendesaal (Bremen) and City Hall Concert Hall (Hong Kong). In addition, he performs duo recitals with Lorenzo Gatto at Wigmore Hall (London) and Muziekcentrum ( Enschede), with Victor Julien-Laferrière at Concertgebouw (Bruges) and with Alfama Quartet at De Singel ( Antwerp).