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Victor Julien-Laferrière

Musician

Winner of the 1st prize at the Queen Elizabeth competition in Brussels in 2017, during the first edition of this competition dedicated to the cello, Victor Julien-Laferrière also won in 2012 the Prague International Spring Competition. Born in Paris in 1990, he began the cello with René Benedetti, then studied successively with Roland Pidoux at the Paris Conservatory, Heinrich Schiff at the University of Vienna and Clemens Hagen at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. At the same time, he took part from 2005 to 2011 in the International Music Academy Switzerland of Seiji Ozawa.

In 2018, he will be among others the guest of the Paris and Lausanne chamber orchestras, as well as the I Pomeriggi Musicali orchestra in Milan, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the RTÉ Orchestra Dublin, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic and the National Orchestra of Lille. He will also go on tour in Brazil and will perform in recital at the Louis Vuitton foundation and at the Champs-Élysées theater.

Victor Julien-Laferrière performs with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Antwerp Symphony, the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia, the State Hermitage Orchestra of Saint Petersburg, the Île-de-France National Orchestra, Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovak Radio Symphony or even the Bogota Philharmonic. He is also the guest of the Champs-Élysées Theater, the KKL in Lucerne, the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Louvre Auditorium, the Cité de la Musique, the Gaveau Hall in Paris, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Dijon opera house, the Phillips Collection in Washington, the Prague Spring festivals, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Olympus in Saint Petersburg, Kuhmo, Gstaad and Deauville, Crazy Days of Nantes and Tokyo, of the Aix-en-Provence Easter festival.

Winner of the Victoires de la Musique classique 2018 in the “Instrumental Soloist of the Year” category, Victor Julien-Laferrière is also a laureate of the Banque Populaire Group Foundation, and was awarded the 2013 Safran Foundation Music Prize He is an Associate Artist at the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris, founded in 2009 with Adam Laloum and Mi-Sa Yang the trio Les Esprits, and has recorded several albums all of them awarded for the Mirare label.

It was at this label that a sonata album was released in October 2016 with Adam Laloum, who also obtained a “Diapason d'Or of the Year 2017”, “ffff” from Télérama, as well as “Choc” from the magazine Classica and was selected among the albums of the year by Le Monde.

Victor has been faithful to the Easter festival and the Musical August of Deauville since the age of seventeen.

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