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Queen Elisabeth Competition Cello 2017 : Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1
Queen Elisabeth Competition Cello 2017 - Haydn Cello Concerto No 2
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1st Prize winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, as part of the first edition dedicated to cello, Victor Julien-Laferrière also won the 1st Prize and two special prizes at the 2012 Prague Spring International Competition.
Born in Paris on 1990, he began the cello with René Benedetti , then studied successively with Roland Pidoux at the Paris Conservatoire, 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 at Seiji Ozawa International Music Academy Switzerland.

In 2018 he wins the Victoire de la Musique in France as “Best Instrumental Solo”.

Next performances in concerto include concerts with the Brussels Philharmonic under Stéphane Denève at Flagey, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest at at the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam as part of the CelloBiennale , Orchestre National de Belgique at Flagey, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin, Orchestre National d’Ile de France at the Philharmonie de Paris, Il Pomeriggi Musicali in Milano, on tour with Orchestre National de Lille, etc.

In chamber music, he is the guest of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Salzburg Universität, Essen Philharmonie, Louvre Auditorium, Palais des Beaux-Arts and Flagey in Brussels, KKL in Lucerne, as well as festivals such as Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheingau Musik Festival, Louisiana Museum, Radio France-Montpellier, Kuhmo, de Pâques d’Aix-en-Provence, Deauville, Autunno Musicale di Caserta, Prague Spring, Al Bustan, Ticino Musica in Lugano, Folles Journées de Nantes and Tokyo.

He has the opportunity to perform as a soloist with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de Belgique, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Brussels Philharmonic, Orchestre de Chambre de Wallonie, State Hermitage Orchestra St Petersburg, Orchestre National d’Ile de France, Nice Philharmonic, Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Chamber Orchestra Pardubice, Pilsen Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra.

His Brahms clarinet Sonatas and Trio recording (with Adam Laloum and Raphaël Sévère/Mirare) received the Diapason d’or of the Year 2015, and ffff in the magazine Télérama.

The last one was released end of 2016 with the pianist Adam Laloum (Mirare): Debussy, Franck, Brahms cello Sonatas, and also received a Diapason d’or of the Year 2017, ffff by Télérama as well as the CHOC by the magazine Classica.


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