31 october, 2012
Luxembourg's Jean Muller will be undertaking a world tour in 2013 to promote his new “Chopin Recital” CD.
Chopin’s music has always been very important to Jean Muller, a Luxembourgish pianist of French - German - Polish origins. As a seven year-old, Jean discovered Chopin’s music when he heard his father play the study in thirds. Fascinated by the chromatic sonorities of this work, Jean managed to learn it within a few months thanks to his diligent work.
Ever since, his love for Chopin’s music has been increasing. Remy Franck, chief editor of the Pizzicato magazine and director of the former Midem Classics' jury, said about Jean Muller's first Chopin recording (Turtle Records, 2005): "Muller has authority. Muller is an authority."
Jean Muller is a pianist with extraordinary artistic genuineness. The specialised press underlines the astonishing mixture of authenticity and originality, which often gives the impression that the composer himself is at the piano. Due to his intellectual, technical and emotional mastery Jean Muller is performing a wide range of repertoire, while maintaining a focus on Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt, his favorite composers. He has made numerous recordings - including the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas - which received exceptional acclaim by the critics.
Jean Muller has won many awards, among them the 1st prize of the prestigious Concours Poulenc in France. His CDs, published by JCHProductions, Turtle Records, Polymnie, Bella Musica and Fondamenta Productions, have been acclaimed by the musical press, receiving the Excellentia and Supersonic awards from Pizzicato magazine, Coup de Coeur from Piano Magazine, 4 étoiles from Classica, 4 Diapasons, the Arte CD Selection and Gramophone’s Critic’s Choice.
He has been giving celebrated recitals during several state visits and had the honour to be made Chevalier de l'Ordre de Mérite Civil et Militaire d'Adolphe de Nassau by H.R.H. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg in 2007.
After his world tour, his next major discographic project is to record and film the Transcendental Etudes by Franz Liszt.
18 Jan 2013: New York, Carnegie Hall
15 Feb 2013: Paris, Salle Cortot
29 Feb 2013: London, King's Palace, Hall 1
25 Feb 2013: Luxembourg, Philharmonie, Salle de Musique de Chambre
17 Mar 2013: Frankfurt, Alte Oper, Mozart Saal
23 Mar 2013: Vienna, Musikverein, Brahms Saal
Also, exact dates yet to be confirmed (between 20 Jan and 20 Mar): Berlin, Konzerthaus, and Amsterdam, Concertgebouw.
For further information, see www.jeanmuller.lu.