Jack Liebeck

July 6, 2005 at 06:00 AM · I recently stumbled upon the website of a young British violinist named Jack Liebeck (www.jackliebeck.com). I was not familiar with him, but I was extremely impressed by the sound clips available on his website. He is apparently a rising star and has garnered some excellent reviews. He released his first CD not too long ago. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on this violinist, or had possibly heard him in performance.

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July 6, 2005 at 08:24 AM · Yes, I know Jack and he does play indeed beautiful (watch the Kreutzer Sonata if it is still on his site)

He used to be under management of, I think, IMG and has an impressive resume. We got to know eachother at a festival in Verbier about 4 years ago. Still need to return some music to him... If you have a chance to hear him in concert, go.

July 8, 2005 at 12:00 AM · Jack Liebeck is an amazing player

July 8, 2005 at 08:32 AM · I saw him live in a recital at the Wigmore Hall, 2 or 3 years ago. He played Prokofiev's 2nd sonata, Ysaye's Ballade, Chausson's Poeme and some other stuff. The concert was outstanding, world class. The Prokofiev was particularly memorable. Everyone went wild after that.

I first heard of him when he was 13. He competed in the young musician of the year competition in England, and appeared in a masterclass with Lynn Harrell which was televised. Later I also heard he

entered the Paganini competition. I think he placed 6th.


July 8, 2005 at 10:51 PM · Does anybody know if he has any CDs out?

July 9, 2005 at 12:58 AM · Yes, he has released a CD. You can read about his debut recording on his website: http://www.jackliebeck.com/debutdisc.htm.

July 11, 2005 at 09:35 PM · Jack's CD was in fact nominated for a Classical Brit award as best newcomer in 2005. He did a second Wigmore Hall recital this Feb. with Piers Lane which was also a sell out - two specially commissioned Lullabys, Spring, Prok, 1 and Strauss Sonatas. The Prok 1 is utterly awesome - I was just listening to the Repin version and Jack is MUCH better, I think he will be putting some excerpts on his web pages shortly. He is doing another Wigmore this October 21st, playing the Aruntunian violin concerto as well as the Elgar Sonata. At the moment he is incredibly busy - he just got back from the Spoleto festival where he played four concerts with Jean-Yves Thibaudet including the Dumky Trio with Gautier Capucon. Next week he is off to Paxton House Festival and from there straight to Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. In September we resume our Superstrings tour with a performance in the Masurian Lakes in Poland. 2005 is certainly turning out to be a watershed year for Jack's career. I hope you guys will be able to get along to hear one of his concerts - you can see the list at www.jackliebeck.com/upcoming.htm . I think by the way that he won 4th prize at the Paganini competition, not 6th.

September 28, 2005 at 10:37 AM · Yeah 6th was in Lipizer. or 5th... long time ago. He is a very good player with solid tech basis and beautiful sound. perhaps the best British hope?

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