Julien Quentin

pianist
Born in Paris (France).


French pianist Julien Quentin has established himself as a versatile and sensitive musician, exhibiting great maturity and poise. His remarkable depth of musicianship and distinct clarity of sound coupled with flawless technique, make him an artist in demand as both soloist and chamber musician. He has made successful recital debuts in Paris (Salle Cortot), Geneva Conservatoire Hall and Bargemusic in New York. He has appeared as soloist with the Wroclaw Philharmonic, Córdoba Philharmonic Orchestra and the Indiana University Concert Orchestra under such conductors as Tommaso Placidi, Eduardo Alonso-Crespo, Paul Biss and Jens Troester.

Regularly invited to numerous international Festivals, Quentin’s appearances in Europe include Verbier, Lucerne, Gstaad, Montreux, Zermatt, Dresden, Braunschweig, Schwetzingen, Ludwigsburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Beethovenfest Bonn, Radio France Montpellier, Saint Denis and Harrogate. A regular performer in North America, he has appeared at the Ravinia, La Jolla, Ventura, Virginia Arts and Mostly Mozart Festivals in the United States. He has broadcast in Canada, United States, Japan and in countries across Europe. Julien Quentin is a keen chamber musician and has collaborated with artists such Emanuel Ax, Lisa Batiashvili, Measha Brueggergosman, Corey Cerovsek, Michael Collins, Sol Gabetta, David Garrett, Nelson Goerner, Ilya Gringolts, Frans Helmerson, Gary Hoffman, Angelika Kirchschlager, Lawrence Power, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Sayaka Shoji, Kirill Troussov & Tatjana Vassiljeva.

Touring internationally in America, Australia, Japan, the Middle East and throughout Europe, he has appeared at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Louvre in Paris, the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, in Avery Fisher, Alice Tully and Carnegie Halls in New York. With Julian Bliss, he recorded his Debut recital of music for clarinet and piano for EMI Classics.

He also performed on the harpsichord, appearing in concert with Sarah Chang and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, as well as with Thomas Quasthoff and under the baton of Leonidas Kavakos. During the 2011/12 season, solo and chamber music engagements will bring him to Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, Sweden and through the United States.

Born in Paris, Julien Quentin started his studies at the Geneva Conservatory with Alexis Golovine. In 2002, he completed his Artist Diploma under the tutelage of Emile Naoumoff at Indiana University, where he held a one-year teaching position as Assistant Instructor and was a recipient of the Presser Award. In 2003, he received his Graduate Diploma from the Juilliard School, where he studied with György Sándor. He has also worked with Paul Badura-Skoda, Nikita Magaloff, György Sebök, and Earl Wild. Julien Quentin now lives in Berlin. With visual artists Emanuela Lucaci, Kevork Mourad or Norman Perryman, he explores new artistic visions bringing various art forms together. He also pursues his interest in other genres of music through his collaboration with composer Justin Messina, pianists Francesco Tristano and Rami Khalifé, or producer Martin Wheeler in projects ranging from improvisation to producing electronic music.

Upper right picture : © DR. Central picture : © Alberto Venzago.