Born in London in 1980, Jack Liebeck made his concerto debut with the HallÃ© Orchestra aged fifteen. Since then he has established himself as one of the most compelling young violinists on the concert platform. He has performed with many of the worlds leading orchestras including the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony, English Chamber, Belgian National, Bournemouth Symphony, Lausanne Chamber, London Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam, Polish National Radio Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and under the baton of conductors including Martyn Brabbins, Roy Goodman, Gunter Herbig, Alexander Lazarev, Sir Neville Marriner, Sakari Oramo, Libor Pesek, Jukka Pekka Saraste, Yuri Simonov, Leonard Slatkin, Bramwell Tovey and Barry Wordsworth.
Jack is a committed chamber musician and in 2002 made his acclaimed London recital debut to a sold-out Wigmore Hall. Musical collaborations have included performances with Katya Apekisheva, Renaud and Gautier CapuÃ§on, Michael Collins, Julius Drake, Bengt Forsberg, Lynn Harrell, Angela Hewitt, Piers Lane, Christopher Maltman, Leon MacCawley, Charles Owen, Joan Rodgers, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Ashley Wass. Jack has appeared at many major festivals including Bath, Cheltenham, Harrogate, Belfast, Aldeburgh Summer Proms, Kuhmo, Montpellier, Montreux, Reims, Spoleto and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music.
In 2009 Jack signed an exclusive contract with SONY Classical, for whom he has released the Dvorak Violin Concerto with Garry Walker and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Dvorak Sonata and Sonatina with Katya Apekisheva. Following this release, the Daily Telegraph and Evening Standard awarded it 'œCD of the Week' and the Telegraph declared: 'œthe young British violinist Jack Liebeck has in recent years been coming to the fore as a musician of exceptional gifts, blessed as he is with a glorious, mellifluous tone and interpretative insight. This is wondrous playing of the most compelling sort." It was this recording which secured him the 2010 Classical BRIT Award 'œYoung British Performer of the Year'. His latest disc of the complete Brahms Sonatas, again with Katya Apekisheva, was released in 2010 to huge critical acclaim.
Recent performances include the Sibelius Concerto, Chausson"s Poème and Saint-Saens" Introduction and rondo capriccioso with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, acclaimed solo recitals in London (Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall), Copenhagen and Tilburg; two chamber concerts with Brett Dean at the Wigmore Hall; Vaughan Williams" The Lark Ascending with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in Liverpool and at the Royal Albert Hall for Classic FM Live; the Korngold Concerto with the Ulster Orchestra; Mendelssohn with the Royal Philharmonic and English Chamber orchestras; the Magnus Lindberg concerto with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Oslo Philharmonic, and Berg"s Chamber Concerto with the Manchester Camerata for the BBC.
Forthcoming highlights include the Dvorak Concerto with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra; the Bruch Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra; Roberto Gerhard"s Concerto with the Real Filharmonia de Galicia and Brett Dean"s The Lost Art of Letter Writing with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as recitals at the Wigmore Hall and across the UK. Jack is featured as soloist on the soundtrack of Jane Eyre, written by Oscar winning composer Dario Marianelli '“ due for release in September 2011 on Sony Classical.
Jack has recently been appointed Professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music and is Artistic Director of Oxford May Music Festival, a festival of music, science and the arts founded in 2008. [www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk]
Jack plays the "Ex-Wilhelmj" J.B. Guadagnini dated 1785.