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Victor Julien-Laferrière

Cello

Born in Paris in 1990, Victor Julien-Laferrière began playing the cello with René Benedetti, then studied at the Paris Conservatory (2004-2008) before becoming Heinrich Schiff's student at the University of Vienna in 2009. At the same time, he took part from 2005 to 2011 at the International Music Academy Switzerland in Seiji Ozawa.

Victor Julien-Laferrière won the 1st Prize and the two special prizes at the 2012 Prague Spring International Competition, playing Dvorak's concerto in the final. He has been a guest at the Louvre Auditorium and the Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, the Opéra de Dijon, the festivals of Kuhmo (Finland), Berne (where he plays with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields), Besançon, Deauville, Ticino Musica in Lugano, the Orangerie de Sceau, the Festival de l'Epau, Autunno Musicale di Caserta, among others.
 
He plays alongside Augustin Dumay, Renaud Capuçon, David Grimal, Christian Ivaldi, Alain Planès, in particular, and takes part in numerous programmes for France Musique, Mezzo TV, Radio Classique, the BBC in London. 
Together with Adam Laloum and Mi-Sa Yang, he founded the piano trio Les Esprits, which will soon perform at the Folle Journée de Nantes, the Deauville festival and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and is in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris.
 
Soon he will be back at the Gstaad Music Summits, at the Deauville Festival, at the EuroArt Festival and at Martinu Hall in Prague, and will also perform the Dvorak Concerto with various Czech orchestras, in the 1st Concerto de Saint-Saëns with the Radio-France Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Peter Oudjian at the Prague Spring Festival and the Schumann Concerto in St Petersburg as part of the Musical Olympus Festival.