Friday, 27 August, 2021 | 5:00 PM

Julia Den Boer

Den Boer is a familiar performer at international new music festivals, frequently performing challenging works by late modernists as well as the sonic explorations that she’s commissioned from contemporary avant-garde composers.



Rebecca Saunders (1967-)
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (1994)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Oiseaux tristes

Anthony Braxton (1945-)
Composition No. 5 (1969)

Leoš Janáček (1854-1928)
In the Mists

About the artist

French-American pianist Julia Den Boer is a passionate advocate for contemporary music. Based in New York City, she performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician and is an active commissioner of new works. She is committed to exploring and broadening her instrument’s boundaries through close collaboration with composers and artists.

Recent solo and chamber music appearances include the Festival d’Automne in Paris, Unerhörte Musik in Berlin, the Infuse Series in Paris, the Tectonics Festival in Glasgow, the CMC in Toronto, the Banff Center, the North Carolina New Music Initiative, the SWR in Freiburg, New Music Concerts in Toronto, the MATA Festival, the International Computer Music Conference, and the Klangspuren Festival in Austria.

Julia is a recipient of the Solti Foundation award, she was awarded the Prix Maurice Ohana from the International Orleans Competition and won the ninth annual Mikhashoff Trust Fund for New Music Pianist/Composer commissioning prize with composer Zosha Di Castri.

In addition to her performing activities, Julia is a dedicated educator. She is on faculty at Third Street Music Settlement and also maintains an extensive private studio in NYC. Julia holds a Bachelor of Music from McGill University where she studied with Sara Laimon and a Master and Doctorate of Musical Arts from SUNY Stony Brook University where she studied under the mentorship of Gilbert Kalish.