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Described by Frédéric Lodéon as a « remarkable pianiste », spotted by Billy Eidi as his « discovery of the year », combining musical maturity and youthful daring, Julien Hanck performs with some of Europe’s most eminent young musicians, while maintaining an active career as a recitalist and radio host on France Musique (the French national public radio channel owned devoted to classical music).

Born in 1994 in Barcelona, Julien Hanck appears today at major French venues such as Salle Cortot, Salle Colonne, Great Amphitheater of Paris Sorbonne, Quai 3, Salle André Marchal, Reid Hall of Columbia University, Chambre des notaires, as well as several city halls and prestigious private venues. As a solo artist, or along with Orchestre Hexagone – a symphonic orchestra he founded in 2019 – he has been invited to perform in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo, at International Piano Festival (piano en fête 2019), Festival des Forêts, Festival la Clé des Portes, Festival de Musique des Oliviers, Les Rencontres du Lac, le Vent des Arts. Lately, he was invited to perform a serie of concerts at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées alongside Orchestre Hexagone on january 2021.

A passionate chamber music recitalist, Julien has developed close artistic partnerships with other leading instrumental artists such as Eva Zavaro, Elise Bertrand, Nathan Mierdl, Magdalena Geka, Dana Ciocarlie, Hermine Horiot, Thierry Barbé (Opéra de Paris), Hildegarde Fesneau, Thibaut Reznicek, Maëlle Vilbert, Ambroise Aubrun. With the latter, his rendition of Schubert’s famous 2nd Piano Trio attracted 2 million Youtube viewers and was broadcasted worldwide.

After graduating from Arièle Zanini’s (Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts) class in 2011, Julien benefited from the teaching of the much sought-after Julia Fischer and Philippe Cassard and has received the guidance of André Tubeuf. At 17, in parallel with his musical career, he started studying physics and mathematics at Lycée Louis-le-Grand prep classes, later also chemistry and biology at The City of Paris Industrial Physics and Chemistry Higher Educational Institution, entering a master’s degree in biotechnology.

He has worked since 2018 on musical interpretation analysis as part of his performance studies on the musical gesture, a project in partnership with the Musicology Research Institute of Paris (IREMUS, CRNS) and with the complicity of pianist Maroussia Gentet.

Repertoire :

Chamber music :

* Beethoven, Sonata for cello and piano n°2 in G minor – 20′

* Beethoven, Sonata for cello and piano n°5 in D major – 25′

* Beethoven, Sonata for violin and piano n°4 in A minor – 20′

* Beethoven, Sonata for violin and piano n°7 in C minor – 35′

* Beethoven, Sonata for violin and piano n°8 in G major – 20′

* Bernstein, Symphonic Variations for two pianos (or four hands piano) – 15′

* Brahms, Piano quartet n°1 in G minor, op. 25 – 40′

* Brahms, Sonata for cello and piano n°2 in F major, op. 99 – 25′

* Debussy, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, two-pianos transcription – 15′

* Dvorak, Piano quintet n°2 in A major, op. 81 – 35′

* Dvorak, Piano Trio n°4 in E minor “Dumky” – 40′

* Enescu, 3 pieces for violin and four hands piano – 15′

* Chausson – Poème, for violin and piano – 15′

* Desenclos, Aria et Rondo for double-bass and piano – 15′

* Maier, Sonata for violin and piano in B minor – 20′

* Mahler, Symphony transcriptions for cello and piano – 30′

* Mozart, Sonata for violin and piano in E minor – 15′

* Piazzolla, la Muerte del Angel, for piano trio – 10′

* Prokofiev, Sonata for violin and piano n°2 in D major – 25’

* Shostakovich, Piano quintet in G major op. 57 – 40′

* Schubert, Piano Trio n°2 in B flat major, op. 100 – 45′

* Schubert, Fantasy in F minor for piano four hands – 20′

* Schubert, Sonatina n°2 for violin and piano n°2 in A minor – 20′

* Schubert, transcriptions from Winterreise for cello and piano – 25′

* Schubert, Arpeggione sonata for cello and piano – 30′

* C. Schumann, Three romances for violin and piano op. 22 – 15′

* C. Schumann, Piano Trio in G minor – 35′

* R. Schumann, Fantasiestücke for cello and piano, op. 73 – 10′

* R. Schumann, Fantasiestücke for Piano Trio op. 88 – 25′

* R. Schumann, Märchenbilder for viola and piano – 20′

* R. Schumann, Adagio espressivo for piano trio – 10′

* Rachmaninov, Elegiac Trio n°1 in G minor, for piano trio – 15′

* F. Say, Bodrum for cello and piano – 4′

Concertos :

* Bach, D minor concerto BWV 1052 – 20′

* Schnittke, Concerto for piano and string orchestra – 25′

Video links :

Schubert, Andante from 2nd Piano Trio :

Amanda Maier, sonata excerpts

Beethoven, 1st movement from Violin Sonata n°8

Schubert, Sonatina in A minor

Clara Schumann, 3 Romances op. 22

Beethoven, 1st, 2nd and 3rd movement from Violin Sonata n°7

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Schubert, Fantasy for piano four hands

Rachmaninov, Elegiac Trio

Brahms, Piano Quartet in G minor op. 25

Lepo Sumera, Piece from the year 1981

Schnittke piano concerto

Schubert, transcription from Winterreise