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Sony is pleased to announce the first of three albums by British violinist Jack Liebeck, who has recently signed an exclusive recording contract with us.
The first recording under this exciting new agreement features works by Dvorák, namely the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 53; Violin Sonata in F, Op. 57 and Violin Sonatina in G, Op. 100, featuring the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under Garry Walker with pianist Katya Apekisheva.
Born in 1980 in London, Jack Liebeck studied at the Purcell School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. Since making his concerto debut with the Hallé Orchestra, he has performed with many orchestras of international repute including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, English Chamber and Royal Scottish National Orchestras, under the baton of renowned conductors including Martyn Brabbins, Sir Neville Marriner, Sakari Oramo, Libor Pesek, Jukka Pekka Saraste and Leonard Slatkin.
Jack Liebeck is a committed chamber musician and in 2002 made his acclaimed London recital debut to a sold-out Wigmore Hall. He is also the leader of the Fibonacci Sequence chamber ensemble and Artistic Director of the Oxford May Music Festival. Collaborations have included performances with Bengt Forsberg, Lynn Harrell, Angela Hewitt, Christopher Maltman, Joan Rodgers and Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
Recent performances include the Mendelssohn Concerto with the Indianapolis Symphony under Douglas Boyd and the Lindberg Concerto with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Oslo Philharmonic orchestras; and acclaimed recitals in London’s Wigmore and Queen Elizabeth Halls.
“…The name is …Liebeck. And those who know a thing or two about the violin know to be there… when the bow touches the strings… the electricity really sparks” The Times
30th May 2009
“He shines most with the pianist Katya Apekisheva in Dvorák’s Violin Sonata, winningly dispatched with plenty of depth and colour... Sweetness of tone and a prancing gait enliven the Violin Concerto.”
“…a remarkably fine performance of the slow movement, with exquisite playing from the horns and woodwind in particular, and a robust and appealing reading of the finale. The accompanying works comprise the rarely performed F major Sonata and the extremely familiar G major Sonatina. Liebeck, splendidly partnered by Katya Apekisheva, gives an excellent account of the former... and an open-hearted, buoyant reading of the latter.”
24th July 2009
“Liebeck's tone, dark yet sweet, is ideal in this music, and the prowess and finesse of his playing are never in doubt.”
“Masterful and delicately coloured performances from Jack Liebeck”
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