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« A sense of poetry, of alternate spontaneity and restraint, a profound understanding of structure and a true awareness of sound…these are some of the rare qualities he demonstrates. »

 

Maria-João Pires

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Born in 1987 in Arles, France, Julien began learning the piano at the age of 5. He was taught by Erik Berchot and Rena Shereshevskaya at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot and in 2013 began working with Maria João Pires at the Cité de la Musique in Paris..
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Julien Brocal has a lot to live up to, and this disc…does so beautifully. The Guardian  ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Record Review on BBC Radio 3 by Andrew McGregor

Andrew McGregor and guests review the best recordings of classical music on BBC Radio 3. Julien’s debut album is reviewed with an extract of the Sonata n°2 Op. 35 at 1:56:00 of the podcast : http://bbc.in/2kd01T2  « You can hear the qualities Pires admires in his playing, there is a kind of meditative poetry to the Op.
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A great review of Chopin’s debut album from Opus Klassiek, in Netherland

‘This is great Chopin, transparent and warm at the same time, fabulously played in both the left and the right, dosed with masterful touch and filled with an inexpressible longing for something that is impossible and yet lets it materialise somehow. In short, we are in the unfathomable realm of a Lipatti, Pollini, Blechacz …
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