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 Joao 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.