Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Jack Liebeck: Émile Sauret Professor of Violin, and Australian Festival of Chamber Music

Jack Liebeck (Photo Kaupo Kikkas)
Jack Liebeck (Photo Kaupo Kikkas)
The violinist Jack Liebeck has been named as Émile Sauret Professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music. Liebeck will be the first such, as the role was created especially for him. Liebeck studied at the Academy and was already teaching there, and in his new role as a named professor he will not only be involved in teaching but will act as an ambassador for the college. 

Jack Liebeck commented, “I am extremely honoured to take up the position as the Émile Sauret Professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music. The role enables me to develop my teaching, about which I am passionate, but also to make links worldwide as an ambassador, attracting the very finest young musicians to study at the Academy, just as I did 25 years ago.” 

French violinist and composer Émile Sauret (1852-1920) taught at the Academy and was a notable pedagogue.

In other news, it has been announced that Liebeck will take over as artistic director of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in 2020. Based in Townsville, North Queensland, the festival was founded in 1991 and the current artistic director is pianist Kathryn Stott.

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