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Jack Liebeck was born in 1980 in London. From1989-1999 he attended the Purcell School of Music and then the RoyalAcademy of Music where he studied with Professor Mateja Marinkovic,graduating in 2003.

Jack'sfirst public appearance was for BBC television, aged ten, when heplayed the role of young Mozart. Performing in concertos and recitalssince the age of eleven, Jack’s appearances have taken him around theworld.  Since making his concerto debut with the Halle Orchestra, Jackhas performed with many orchestras of international renown includingthe Phiharmonia, Moscow State Symphony, Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam,Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, English Chamber,Bournemouth Symphony, Lausanne Chamber, Oslo Philharmonic, RoyalPhilharmonic, Royal Scottish National and the Royal StockholmPhilharmonic Orchestras. Jack has toured in the UK and abroad with theBelgian National, the English Chamber and the Polish National RadioSymphony Orchestras and has appeared under the baton of many renownedconductors including Martyn Brabbins, Gunter Herbig, Alexander Lazarev,Sir Neville Marriner, Sakari Oramo, Libor Pesek, Jukka-Pekka Saraste,Yuri Simonov, Leonard Slatkin, Bramwell Tovey and Barry Wordsworth.

Hislive performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4 andTelevision and on radio and television all over the world. He appearsas a soloist on a Warner Classics disc of Oscar Wilde Fairy Talesnarrated by Stephen Fry and Vanessa Redgrave with the Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields under Sir Neville Marriner and on the moviesoundtrack of Middletown.

JackLiebeck is a committed Chamber musician; partners have included KatyaApekisheva, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Bengt Forsberg, Itamar Golan,Lynn Harrell, Angela Hewitt, Tim Hugh, Piers Lane, Leon MacCawley,Charles Owen, Martin Roscoe, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Ashley Wass. Hehas appeared at many major summer festivals including the AustralianFestival of Chamber Music, Bath, Bergen, Cheltenham, Harrogate, Kuhmo,Montpellier, Montreux, Reims, Rheingau and Spoleto.

Following his critically acclaimed 2004 debut disc on the label Quartz with pianist Katya Apekisheva, in 2009 Jack signed an exclusive contract with Sony Classical and has released the Dvorak Violin Concerto,Sonata and Sonatina with the RSNO aand Katya Apekisheva nd the complete Brahms Sonatas with Katya Apekisheva. Both have been critically acclaimed; the Dvorak recording resulted in Jack being awarded the Classical Brit for Best Young Classical Performer in 2010.

Recent performances include the Mendelssohn Concerto with the IndianapolisSymphony and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Magnus Lindberg concerto with Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra in Spain, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber and Oslo Philharmonic orchestras, as well as a return to the Australian Chamber Music Festival and recitals in St Georges Hall Liverpool and Symphony Hall Birmingham for the BBC, London’s Wigmore Hall, Bath InternationalFestival and an acclaimed recital in the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Jackis also the Artistic Director of the festival of music, science and thearts, 'Oxford May Music', founded in 2008 [www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk]

He plays the ‘Ex-Wilhelmj’ Guadagnini dated 1785.

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