Jean-Frédéric Neuburger
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Jean-Frédéric Neuburger

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Jean-Frédéric Neuburger has rapidly established himself as one of the most gifted musicians of his generation. He is an admired interpreter of a broad repertoire from Bach to composers of the 21st century.

His career features performances with the world’s most prestigious orchestras – New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia and London Philharmonic Orchestras, San Francisco, Bamberg and NHK Symphonies and the Orchestre de Paris and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France – with such conductors as Lorin Maazel, Christoph von Dohnányi, Michael Tilson Thomas, Jonathan Nott, Osmo Vänskä, Ingo Metzmacher, Kazuki Yamada and Pierre Boulez, with whom
he worked closely on the composer’s Second Piano Sonata. Recent highlights include a tour of Asia with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Jonathan Nott, performances as soloist with François-Xavier Roth and the Gürzenich-Orchester
Köln, a recital at the opening weekend of La Scala in Paris and performances at the Berlin Philharmonie, the Philharmonie de Paris and the Lucerne Festival in a programme of Rihm, Schumann and the premiere of Alavo by Vito Žuraj under the auspices of the Berlin Philharmonic Academy.

Regularly invited as a guest artist to international festivals such as Verbier, Lucerne, Menton, La Roque-d’Anthéron, Saratoga and La Jolla Music Society, as a chamber musician he performs with Renaud Capuçon, Bertrand Chamayou, Tatjana Vassiljeva and the Thymos, Modigliani and Ébène quartets.

Jean-Frédéric Neuburger devotes a significant part of his musical activity to contemporary music and has played the world premiere of piano pieces by Bruno Mantovani, Phillip Maintz and Yves Chauris, as well as the concerto Echo-daimónon for piano and electronics by Philippe Manoury.

An acclaimed composer, his works include Aube, commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi and later performed by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestre de Paris; his Piano Concerto No.1 which he premiered as soloist with the Philharmonique de Radio France under Jonathan Stockhammer in 2018; and most recently Faits et gestes, commissioned and premiered by the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln under François-Xavier Roth in 2019.

Jean-Frédéric’s extensive discography on the MIRARE label reflects his eclectic and varied repertoire – Ravel, Bach, Brahms, Liszt, Debussy, Neuburger, Hérold, Barraqué… – and has earned him great acclaim in France and in the international press.

Educated musically from an early age in piano, composition and organ at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger studied composition in Geneva with Michael Jarrell. He was awarded the Académie des Beaux-Arts’s Nadia and Lili Boulanger Prize in 2010 and SACEM’s Hervé Dugardin Prize in 2015.