Julian Emanuel Becker

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Julian Emanuel Becker was born in Hanover in 2005. He performs as a pianist, chamber musician, and organist at many international festivals such as the International Organ Week Nuremberg (ION), the Festival International d'Orgue de Dudelange, and the Hitzacker Music Week and also as a soloist with youth and student orchestras.

As a composer he has written commissioned works which have been premiered by renowned soloists and ensembles such as Jeroen Berwaerts, Salaputia Brass, and the Hanover Girls’ Choir.

At the age of seven, he was accepted into the preparatory class of the Institute for the Early Advancement of the Musically Highly Gifted at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. From 2018 to 2021 he studied organ and piano at the Institute with
Ulfert Smidt and Elena Levit. He is a junior student in organ with Martin Schmeding and Thomas Lennartz and in piano with Jacques Ammon and Elena Levit at the University of Music and Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig and the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. He has received further inspiration in master classes with Igor Levit, Daniel Roth, and Henry Fairs.

At the national “Jugend musiziert” competition, Julian Emanuel Becker received numerous first prizes for organ and piano in addition to special prizes, within the framework of WESPE, for contemporary music, organ improvisation, and ostracized
music both as a soloist and in duo with Lyuta Kobayashi.

In 2019 he won the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition (NIIOC) and in 2020 the first prize at the Grotrian-Steinweg Piano Competition. In 2023 he was awarded Second Prize and Audience Prize as the youngest competitor in the St Albans International Organ Conpetition (UK). He is also a multiple prizewinner in the national “Jugend komponiert” competition.

Julian Emanuel Becker is a scholarship holder of the German Foundation for Musical Life, the Jürgen Ponto Foundation, and the “Jugend musiziert” Foundation Lower Saxony.

Picture: Philippe Stier

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CD album cover 'Von Sehnsucht und Leidenschaft' (GEN 24856) with Lyuta Kobayashi, Julian Emanuel Becker

Von Sehnsucht und Leidenschaft

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Lyuta Kobayashi Clarinet
Julian Emanuel Becker Piano

GEN 24856  –  5.1.2024