The Washington Post described French pianist Jean-Frederic Neuburger as a "brilliantly polished, profoundly gifted young pianist" following his debut recital at age 20 in the Young Concert Artists Series at the Kennedy Center.
This season, Mr. Neuburger makes his New York concerto debut in YCA's Gala Irene Diamond Concert, performing with the Orchestra of St. Luke's and conductor Giancarlo Guerrero at Lincoln Center. Also during the 2008-2009 season, Mr. Neuburger appears at Buffalo Chamber Music Society, Merkin Hall in New York City, Brownville Concert Series (NE), Harvard Musical Association (MA), Fox Hill Village (MA), the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and Port Washington Library (NY). His concerts abroad this season include recitals in France and Japan as well as concerto appearances in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 and Bach's Concerto in G Minor with the Bamberg Symphony, Messiaen's Des Canyons aux йtoiles with the Orchestre de Poitou-Charentes, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9 with the Osaka Philharmonic, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Orchestre National d'Оle de France, and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the NHK Symphony in Japan.
In recent seasons, he made concerto debuts in Shanghai with the Shanghai Philharmonic in Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2, and in Tokyo with the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3, under the direction of Lorin Maazel. In May 2007 he appeared with Yoel Levi and the Orchestre National d'Оle-de-France in Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 for the re-opening of Paris's Salle Pleyel. During the summer of 2007, he performed Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major with the Orchestre National de Lyon on tour in Japan, and during the 2007-2008 season appeared with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liиge. He has also made solo appearances with the Baden-Baden Philharmonic, Danish National Orchestra and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, as well as recitals at Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Louvre in Paris, Chopin festivals in Poland and Germany, and at other prestigious festivals in Europe.
Mr. Neuburger won the 2006 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, where he was also awarded the John Browning Memorial Prize and the Rhoda Walker Teagle Prize, which in December 2006 sponsored his New York debut at Carnegie's Zankel Hall and his debut recital in Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center, both of which were enthusiastically received. Mr. Neuburger had previously won First Prize in the 2005 Young Concert Artists European Auditions in Paris.
Mr. Neuburger's impressive list of awards includes First Prize at the 2002 Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists; Second Prize and the Beethoven Prize at the 2004 International Josй Iturbi Competition in Valencia, Spain; Third Grand Prix, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France Prize, the Audience Favorite Prize and the Sacem Prize at the 2004 Long-Thibaud Competition in Paris; and Second Prize at the 2005 London International Piano Competition.
Born in 1986, Jean-Frederic Neuburger began studying piano with Claude Maillols at the Acadйmie Maurice Ravel at the age of nine, and also developed an interest in the organ and composition, which he studied with Emile Naoumoff and Jean-Franзois Zygel. He entered the Conservatoire National Supйrieur de Musique de Paris in 2000, where he received highest honors in piano, accompaniment, and chamber music in the classes of Jean-Franзois Heisser, Jean Koerner, Itamar Golan, Christian Ivaldi and Marie-Franзoise Bucquet. Mr. Neuburger currently works with Reiko Hozu and Vladimir Krainev.
Mr. Neuburger recently released a CD of music by Czerny and Liszt on the Mirare label. He also has two CDs available on the DiscAuvers label: the complete Chopin Etudes, released in 2003 and another recording of Chopin works released in 2006.
Jean-Frederic Neuburger is a young musician, born in 1986, pianist, organist and composer.
He starts studying piano when he was nine at the Maurice Ravel conservatory in Paris. Three years later he won the first prize of piano, and all the first prize of chamber music in the Paris competitions, named with the jury congratulations. He attracts attention of the pianist and composer Emile Naoumoff teacher in the B. university and takes his first writing lessons, and writes during his tenth year, a lot of works with his first violin concerto.
Passionate of improvisation, he begins studying organ with Vincent Warnier, and then the becomes prize winner of a lot of national competitions. He continues studying of composition with Jean-Francois Zygel and Thierry Escaich.
In 2002, at the request of Nicolas Bacri he writes a "Jazz-Sonata" for piano and violin for "Bohemia Magica" festival, a Czech season at Paris. Accepted unanimously at thirteen years old at the Paris superior national conservatory, he enters the piano class of Jean-Francois Heisser and Marie-Josephe Jude, the chamber music classes of Marie-Francoise Bucquet then Christian Ivaldi and the accompaniment class of Jean Koerner. In parallel he studies with other masters; Jacques Rouvier, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Peter Csaba, Francois-Frederic Guy, Jorge Chamine, Augustin Dumay, Maria Joao Pires. Jean-Frederic Neuburger obtain unanimously the first prizes of a lot of National and International competitions.
In may 2000, he obtains the first concert performer prize of the Ile de France national competition presided by Anne Queffelec. In september 2001, he recoives the Ravel prize of Saint-Jean de Luz, Maurice Ravel academy. At the beginning of the year 2002, he obtains honour prize of UFAM, the honour prize of Leopold Bellan Parisian excellence competition and the Claude Kahn great prize. In April 2002, he obtains unanimously the first piano prize of Jean-Francaix international competition and of De rode Pomp prize at Gand. In august 2002, he distinguishes himself while being the first French who obtains the young pianist competition of Ettlingen with his highest level, the B competition where he obtains the first prize unanimously of the jury as the special Barenreiter prize and the special European union of music competitions for youth prize. In March 2003, he presents him at the piano international competition at Epinal where he obtains the second prize as well as ail the special prizes; the JMF prize for the brightest French candidate, the SACEM prize which reward the best interpreter for contemporary music, as the special prize rewarding the best interpreter of French music of the twentieth century.
Jean-Frederic Neuburger gives regularly piano and organ recitals in Paris, in Province and in Europe as chamber music concert in particular in duet with the violinist Genevieve Laurenceau. His list goes from Bach to Dutilleux and he creates a lot of contemporary works, wrote specially for him: for example, the six studies of Karol Beffa, the six symphonie studies opus 45 of Michel Merlet, or the first piano concerto (solitude, reef, stars) of Yves Chauria, created in march 2003 at the music city with Dominique My, who is at the direction of the CNSMDP orchestra. He plays in June 2003 a recital for the Auvers festival and in august 2003 at Annecy festival estival and academies, at the Sceaux Orangery festival, at the Reims musicals dawdlings, at the Saint-Etienne piano days, and at the Duszniki Chopin festival at Varsovie. He plays with Christian Ivaldi. He plays recently the Francis Poulenc choreographic concerto "Aubade" at Baden-Baden under the direction of Werner Stiefel, he was the guest of the national ballet orchestra of Marseille to play "The four temperaments" of Hindemith.
A few years ago Andre Fetet wrote in the "Parisien" ; "This young pianist is twelve years old and he plays already as if he is thirty years old… the grace of the child and the gravity of the adult joined with an impressive technical make already this little boy an inspired interpreter" More recently Ulrich Hartmann writes "Es fonte phenomenal, wenn nicht gar metaphysisch in der muhelosen Bewaltigung und suggestiven Klangaura