AFCM'S ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, JACK LIEBECK
Jack Liebeck is supported by Philip Bacon AC - Philip Bacon Galleries
Now in his third year as Artistic Director to the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Jack Liebeck returns in 2024 to Townsville-Gurambilbarra, bringing with him this year's thrilling and insightful Festival program.
Jack has had an acclaimed recording career, including Dvorak (Sony Classics) which won Classical Brit Young Artist of the Year in 2010. He has recorded the Brahms Violin Sonatas with pianist Katya Apekisheva and a complete Bruch concerto series with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. His recording of the Brahms and Schoenberg violin concertos with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Gourlay was released in March 2020. He was named as the Royal Academy of Music’s first Émile Sauret Professor of Violin and his playing embraces the worlds of elegant chamber-chic Mozart through to the impassioned mastery required to frame Brett Dean's The Lost Art of Letter Writing.
Jack’s release of Schoenberg and Brahms violin concertos with BBC Symphony Orchestra in 2020, was the May Edition ‘Recording of the Month’ and Concerto Choice Album of the Year for BBC Music Magazine. Jack’s latest album, Ysaÿe Six Sonatas, also on Orchid Classics was released in October 2021 to high acclaim, with 5 star reviews in The Times and BBC Music Magazine.
In addition to being the Artistic Director of AFCM, Jack Liebeck runs his own music festivals - Oxford May Music; the DESY Humboldt Science and Music Series in Hamburg; and Alpine Classics in Grindelwald, Switzerland. He has a great interest in the links between music and science, appearing regularly with luminaries such as Professor Brian Cox, and you’ll find fascinating references to this passion dotted right throughout our 2024 Festival program.
British/German violinist, director and festival director Jack Liebeck, possesses “flawless technical mastery” and a “beguiling silvery tone”
BBC Music Magazine