Pianist and conductor Julien GUÉNEBAUT was awarded a Premier Prix for piano at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSM) with teacher Bruno RIGUTTO. He carried on with great masters like Josef PÁLENIČEK, Marie-Françoise BUCQUET who became his main teacher. His musical studies reached a peak when he met Alfred BRENDEL, for he had the good fortune to take private lessons with the maestro, thus capitalizing much invaluable advice.
He regularly gives recitals and plays chamber music, notably with Patrick GALLOIS, André CAZALET, Ophélie GAILLARD, Lyonel SCHMIT, Omo BELLO …and plays piano duet with Catherine SCHAFF. He is also invited to play as a soloist by orchestras. He played in 2007 Jose-Luis CAMPANA’s concerto “Ser” in first performance with the national Catalonia orchestra conducted by François-Xavier ROTH.
Conducting is equally prominent for Julien GUÉNEBAUT. He regulary conducts works from a variety of repertoires with various orchestras, he has also accompanied famous soloists Radovan VLATKOVIC, Bruno RIGUTTO, Nicholas ANGELICH , François-Frédéric GUY, Jorge CHAMINÉ, Jean GEOFFROY, Philippe MULLER, Erik TRUFFAZ… He was recently invited to conduct the “Jyväskylä Sinfonia” in Finland. His collaboration with “Orchestre Victor Hugo de Franche Comté” is also regular since 2014.
He particulary appreciates music of the present day: he likes to work in close collaboration with composers, often with ARCEMA ensemble of which he is actually the artistic director, and explore modern and contemporary repertoire for piano duet with Violaine DEBEVER.
A passionate musician, very much involved in transmitting his love for music, he is often a special guest in Jean-Pierre DERRIEN’s radio programs on France-Musique.
Recordings: Schubert, piano works (Calliope, 2008), “Le violon de Rothschild” with Lyonel Schmit, violin (Fondamenta, 2011), Mahler’s song of “Des Knaben Wunderhorn” with Omo Bello, soprano (Eloquentia, 2013)