Jean-­Frédéric Neuburger


Born in 1986 in Paris, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger studied organ, piano and composition before entering the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris at the age of thirteen, from which he graduated in 2005 with five first prizes. He then studied composition in Geneva with Michael Jarrell and Pascal Dusapin. Since then, he has a double activity of composer and pianist recognized for the extreme variety of his repertoire.

Jean-Frédéric Neuburger has received numerous commissions, notably from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Evian Festival, Radio-France, the International Long-Thibaud Competition and the Folles Journées de Nantes. His works have been performed by the Orchestre de Paris and the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Christoph von Dohnanyi and the Chœur et l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under Pascal Rophé. His chamber music works have been performed by Henri Demarquette, François Salque, Nicolas Dautricourt, Lise Berthaud, Raphaël Sévère, Bertrand Chamayou in venues such as the Lincoln Center, Lucerne Festival, Musikverein Vienna.

He performs as a soloist with the most prestigious orchestras (New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, NHK Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse…) and collaborates with renowned conductors such as François-Xavier Roth, Paavo Jarvi, David Zinman, Jonathan Nott, Michael Tilson Thomas. He has also worked with Pierre Boulez notably to study his Second Piano Sonata. In January 2014, the Louvre Auditorium offered him carte blanche for six concerts.

He is invited by the most important international festivals (Verbier, Lucerne, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, La Roque d’Anthéron, Saratoga, La Jolla Music Society) and as a chamber musician he performs with the most brilliant musicians of his generation, such as the Quatuor Modigliani, Bertrand Chamayou, Renaud Capuçon, Raphaël Sévère.

Recently, he has been heard in Brazil and at the Festival Musica de Strasbourg with Jean-François Heisser in Stockhausen’s Mantra, in Boston with Christoph von Dohnányi for Schumann’s Piano Concerto, as well as at the Lincoln Center in New York for the US premiere of his piece Plein Ciel.  In February 2018 he gave the critically acclaimed premiere of his own piano concerto with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Jonathan Stockhammer. He has also performed at the Berlin Philharmonic, the Philharmonie de Paris and the Lucerne Festival with a program of works by Rihm and Schumann, as well as the premiere of Vito Zuraj’s Alavo with the musicians of the Berlin Philharmonic Academy.

He devotes an important part of his interpretative activity to the diffusion of today’s music: in 2012 he premieres Philippe Manoury’s Piano Concerto with the Paris Orchestra conducted by Ingo Metzmacher as well as works by Bruno Mantovani, Phillip Maintz, Yves Chauris. His recordings have been acclaimed by the international press. The “Live at Suntory Hall” released in 2008 received a “Choc” from Le Monde de la Musique and his recording of Ferdinand Herold’s Piano Concertos received a “Choc” from Classica.

Jean-Frédéric Neuburger received the Lili and Nadia Boulanger Prize from the Academy of Fine Arts and the Hervé Dugardin Prize from the Sacem 2015.

Jean-Frédéric Neuburger plays Beethoven & Chopin