BIOGRAPHY

Julien LeBlanc

A virtuoso whose enthusiasm is genuinely contagious, Canadian pianist Julien LeBlanc is renowned for his great musical sensibility and his talent as a communicator. Based in Montreal, Julien is a well sought-after soloist, chamber player and accompanist.

A virtuoso whose enthusiasm is genuinely contagious, Canadian pianist Julien LeBlanc is renowned for his great musical sensibility and his talent as a communicator. Based in Montreal, Julien is a well sought-after soloist, chamber player and accompanist.

His solo album entitled Melancolies was released by Leaf Music in 2015 and is dedicated to the works of Dutilleux, Franck, and Poulenc. The Ruthland Herald praised his interpretation of this repertoire, stressing that he played “with warmth, clarity and flowing lyricism, all with a natural sense of rhythm”. Leaf Music, son album Mélancolies est dédié aux œuvres de Dutilleux, Franck and Poulenc. Le Ruthland Herald acclame son interprétation de ce répertoire en disant qu’il « joue avec chaleur, clarté et un lyrisme fluide, le tout avec un sens du rythme naturel. »

Since 2012, Julien has been acting as co-artistic director of the summer concert series Barachois Summer Music in New-Brunswick. He is a part-time teacher at the University of Ottawa where he teaches a Vocal repertoire class and piano ensembles. He has given master classes in several universities across Canada and his frequently asked to sit on juries for music competitions.