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Der Gewinner heißt Julian Trevelyan
Der Luitpoldpreis 2017 des Fördervereins Kissinger Sommer geht in diesem Jahr nach England.

(Julian awarded the Luitpold Prize
at the 2017 Kissinger Sommer Festival)

"Gewinner des mit 5,000 Euro dotierten Preises ist der 18-jährige Pianist Julian Trevelyan, der im vergangenen Jahr beim Kissinger KlavierOlymp den 2. Platz erreicht hatte. In diesem Jahr war er traditionsgemäß wieder beim Kissinger Sommer und überzeugte wieder mit einem couragierten Programm und durchdachten Interpretationen. Das gab Fördervereinsvorsitzender Anton Schick sen. beim Mitgliederempfang im Rossini-Saal bekannt."

http://www.infranken.de/regional/bad-kissingen/der-gewinner-heisst-julian-trevelyan;art211,2770676  16 July 2017
Haaretz 14 May 2017

reporting on the 2017 Rubinstein international piano competition

"Vardi (chair of the jury) mentions Trevelyan especially.  He mentions that the young Brit chose to play Beethoven's sonata op.111, from all aspects a very difficult piece, seemingly unsuitable to his age and experience.  From my standpoint, spiritually he played it wonderfully. ..."
Radio Opole: http://radio.opole.pl/101,172359,perly-na-festiwalu-w-glogowku-dwugodzinny-recita

Perły na festiwalu w Głogówku. Dwugodzinny recital fenomenalnego brytyjskiego pianisty

2016-09-30, 15:15 Autor:Małgorzata Ślusarczyk

W drugim dniu XXIV Śląskiego Festiwalu im. Ludwiga van Beethovena wystąpił 17-letni pianista z Wielkiej Brytanii, laureat prestiżowych konkursów pianistycznych - Julian Trevelyan. Po raz pierwszy wystąpił w Polsce. Oprócz gry na fortepianie, artysta chętnie sięga także po skrzypce, dlatego swój czwartkowy recital w głogóweckim ratuszu rozpoczął od utworu pierwotnie
przeznaczonego na ten instrument smyczkowy.  "Chacconne" d-moll BWV 1004 Johanna Sebastiana Bacha w niezwykłym opracowaniu włoskiego kompozytora Ferruccio Busoniego otworzyła długi, wyczerpujący i urozmaicony program. We
wczorajszym (29.09) koncercie, zakończonym podwójnym bisem i wielkimi owacjami, artysta zaprezentował także "1re Valse-Caprise" op. 30 (Gabriel Fauré), "Gaspard de la nuit" (Maurice Ravel), "Douze Notations" (Pierre Boulez) oraz Sonatę c-moll op. 111 (Ludwig van Beethoven). Na bis Trevelyan zagrał miniaturę Roberta Schumanna ze zbioru "Phantasiestücke" op. 12. Artysta
zapowiedział utwór podając polski tytuł "Dlaczego?" (oryg. "Warum?"), wywołując aplauz publiczności. Występ zakończył popisową i błyskotliwą etiudą Nikołaja Girszewicza Kapustina, rosyjskiego kompozytora jazzowego i pianisty.

Taki występ byłby wyzwaniem dla wielu dojrzałych i doświadczonych pianistów. Julian Trevelyan, mimo młodego wieku, ma jednak spore doświadczenie, o czym świadczą nagrody: Grand Prix na zeszłorocznym Międzynarodowym Konkursie Long-Thibaud-Crespin, a w tym roku II miejsce i nagroda Mocsari`ego podczas Międzynarodowego Konkursu Pianistycznego Île-de-France oraz Grand Prix Międzynarodowego Konkursu Pianistyki Współczesnej w Paryżu. Młody wiek pianisty robi także ogromne wrażenie w zestawieniu z dojrzałością i świadomością muzyczną. Subtelna gra, dbałość o najmniejsze detale obok niezwykłej ekspresji i fenomenalnej techniki - to wszystko wywarło ogromne wrażenie na słuchaczach, którzy w wielkim skupieniu i przejmującej ciszy wsłuchiwali się w najcichsze dźwięki.

(approx.) translation:
Pearls at the festival in Głogówek. Two-hour recital by phenomenal British pianist


The second day of the XXIV Silesia Beethoven Festival heard from Julian Trevelyan, a 17-year-old pianist Great Britain, winner of prestigious piano competitions. This was his first appearance in Poland. In addition to piano, the artist is also a keen violinist, and began his recital in Głogóweck town hall with a work originally intended for the stringed instrument. This was the "Chacconne" in D minor, BWV 1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach in an unusual arrangement by Italian composer Ferruccio Busoni and this opened a long, comprehensive and varied program. The concert ended with a double encore and a great ovation. The artist also presented the "Valse-1re Caprise" op. 30 (Gabriel Fauré), "Gaspard de la nuit" (Maurice Ravel), "Douze Notations" (Pierre Boulez) and Sonata in C minor, Op. 111 (Ludwig van Beethoven). For his encore, Trevelyan played a miniature of Robert Schumann from the collection "Phantasiestücke" op. 12. and introduced the piece giving the Polish title of "Why?" (Orig. "Warum?"), prompting audience applause. The performance ended with spectacular and brilliant etude by Nikolai Kapustin, the Ukranian composer and jazz pianist.

Such a performance would be a challenge for many mature and experienced pianists.  Julian Trevelyan, despite his young age, already has a lot of experience, as evidenced by the awards: a Grand Prix in last year's International Competition Long-Thibaud-Crespin, second place and Mocsari prize at the International Piano Competition in Île-de-France and Grand Prix in the International Competition for Contemporary Piano Music in Paris. This young pianist also made a great impression, combining maturity with musical awareness.  The young age of the pianist is doing well as a huge impression in combination with maturity and awareness of music. Subtlety, attention to the smallest details next extraordinary expression and phenomenal technique - all of this had a huge impression on listeners, who with great concentration and acquiring silence listened to the quietest sounds.

http://www.crescendo-magazine.be/2016/06/lille-piano-festival-2016/
Lille Piano Festival 2016

Le 21 juin 2016 par Ayrton Desimpelaere 

…  L’occasion aussi pour le public d’entendre le très jeune lauréat du Concours Long Thibaud Crespin 2015, Julian Trevelyan, qui défend le Concerto pour piano n°9 de Mozart honorablement malgré quelques difficultés à passer au-dessus de l’orchestre. Mais le jeu du pianiste est, pour son jeune âge, mature, construit et élégant. Sa lecture de « Reflets dans l’eau » de Debussy en bis est le témoin d’une belle sensibilité : limpidité, et toucher d’une douceur indicible.  ... 

Musicologie  4 novembre 2015
Concours Long Thibaud :

… la sonate no 1 de Chostakovitch, et les huit préludes de Franck Martin, pour lesquels tout l’auditoire a été complètement ébloui.

Le Figaro  31 Oct 2015 :
Concours Long Thibaud :


L'Anglais Julian Trevelyan … est arrivé en tête du classement de la finale dédiée cette année au piano.
 


… Julian Trevelyan, tout juste 17 ans.  Un vrai phénomène, un franc-tireur, pour qui le piano n'est qu'un moyen d'expression parmi d'autres à côté du chant et de la composition, et qui, avec son physique d'adolescent prépubère, a été le seul à imprimer cohérence, énergie et tension d'un bout à I'autre du 3e cancerto de Bartók, tout en dialoguant avec l’orchestre : il mûrira, mais on a envie de le suivre !


Resmusica  30 octobre 2015
Concours Long Thibaud :

Le jury … récompense l’audace décalée du prodige anglais de 16 ans, très mature dans le Concerto n°3 de Bartók. … il nous révèle tous les aspects, tous les registres du dernier concerto de l’auteur. Il joue avec l’orchestre, au sens propre du terme, avec une sorte d’humour, donnant l’impression d’avoir répété ensemble de nombreuses fois.


Pianiste  28 Octobre 2015 :
Concours Long-Thibaud-Crespin : un Premier Prix qui se mérite

Le public, en revanche, avait un nom : Julian Trevelyan.  À 16 ans, ce jeune musicien est stupéfiant.  Lauréat du 2è Grand prix du Concours, ainsi que le prix Albert II de Monaco, son interprétation du Concerto n°3 de Béla Bartók a convaincu.  Il l’entame avec brillance et dynamisme, qualités qu’il maintient jusqu’au final agile du troisième mouvement.  Un jeu scintillant qui dessert cependant la délicatesse nocturne et spirituelle du deuxième mouvement.  Il communique bien avec l’Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, dirigé par Fawzi Haimor.  Les regards sont justes : le soliste ajuste ainsi le caractère de ces phrasés, qu’il termine parfois avec un peu de sècheresse.  Mais rien n’est laissé au hasard.  La régularité technique autant qu’expressive captive notre écoute.


Herts Advertiser 15 October 2015
Young pianist Julian’s skill shines through in concert

Even though St Albans pianist Julian Trevelyan is only 16 he is already developing both a national and international following.
His performance with the Hertfordshire Philharmonia on Saturday of Schumann's Piano Concerto in A Minor was completely riveting and wonderfully fluent. While the orchestra under Jacques Cohen performed superbly, it was Julian's performance which truly excelled. The quality and interpretation of the performance was what might be expected from a performer with far more maturity.  His handling of the cadenza at the end of the first movement was superb and the performance of the delicate opening second movement was sublime.

The concerto is part of repertoire he is preparing for the Marguerite Long Piano competition in Paris later this month where he is the youngest contestant by three years and the only one from the UK.  If his performance on Saturday was anything to go by he should do at least as well as he did at another competition in Paris earlier this year when he won a major award. ...


 Herts Advertiser  5 February 2015 :
This talented young pianist will go so far

    Julian Trevelyan … gave an outstanding performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto no 27 with the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra in St Peter's Church, St Albans, on Saturday.
    This was a performance which totally belied his age. With eyes closed I could have been listening to a far more mature professional, not a young man at the very beginning of his musical career. His attention to detail and expression in the work was outstanding and he worked superbly with conductor Simon Thompson to produce a fine performance. 
    But there was more to come with an encore in which Julian, who reached last year's televised keyboard finals of the BBC Young Musician competition, gave a spellbinding performance of Chopin's final nocturne. Julian's entire performance clearly completely thrilled the packed audience and underlined the fact that we have another fine musician in our midst.

Herts Advertiser 13 November 2014 :
Phenomenal night of quality chamber music

    EVENINGS of chamber music are rare events in St Albans and especially when they are of the standard provided at St Saviour's Church last Tuesday.  And the recital was even more amazing because the piano trio giving the performance … were all teenagers lead by BBC young musician piano finalist Julian Trevelyan.
    The St Albans pianist was joined for the event by violinist Tim Crawford who studies at the Guildhall School of Music and cellist Tim Posner, a student at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hanover.
    The trio opened their performance with Beethoven's fine B flat major piano trio, a work which shows great life and vitality as well as a degree of humour. The three performers gave a near flawless performance. All of them showed great fluency and, although still in his mid-teens, Julian's mastery of the work was outstanding.
    Gaspar Cassadó’s fine C major trio was the one piece in the programme which was known to few members of the audience.  Full of the flavours of Spain, the work is bold and powerful as well as complex.  Written between 1926 and 1929 it makes significant demands of the three musicians yet they achieved an outstanding performance full of brilliance and spark, showing an obvious enjoyment of their task.
    They rounded off the evening with a delightful performance of Robert Schumann's wonderfully romantic F major trio, another extremely demanding work but once more their playing was of the highest quality.  The three young men, who first met on a chamber music course last year, appear to be a perfect musical fit.  Their balance is fine and they seem to have a good understanding with each other.

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