Julian Jacobson: Piano

Pianist Julian Jacobson plays a grand piano

Polyphony Arts represents pianist Julian Jacobson, and is providing PR and event management services for his upcoming projects. For all enquiries, please contact maria@polyphonyarts.com

Julian Jacobson: Piano


Julian Jacobson is one of Britain’s most creative and distinctive pianists, with a career spanning fifty years and performances in the foremost venues across five continents. Julian has been widely acclaimed for his mastery of a huge classical repertoire as well as his commitment to contemporary music. He gave the UK premiere of Ligeti’s now-famous Etudes Book 1 and has commissioned composers such as Michael Nyman who wrote “Time Will Pronounce” for his ensemble the Trio of London. A noted exponent of Beethoven, he has performed the complete cycle of 32 sonatas ten times, three of these being “marathon” performances in which he played the complete canon (from memory) in a single day. His extensive discography includes the complete sonatas of Weber, Carnival of the Animals with the LSO, albums of Schumann, Dvořák and Balakirev, and much chamber music. Julian is currently a professor of piano and chamber music at the Royal College of Music and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and is Chairman of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe.

Jacobson, full hands splayed across the keyboard, sends out shards of fractured sound. Like a splash of ice water to the face…by turns, exciting and unsettling.

The Telegraph, ‘David Spielt vor Saul’ by Erika Fox, with BBCSSO (2022)


2021-22 Polyphony Arts is pleased to offer a number of programmes with Julian Jacobson for solo piano, piano concerto, or duo piano with performance partner Mariko Brown. We are also collaborating with Julian to manage his 75th birthday ‘marathon’ performance of Beethoven’s piano sonatas. For more information or sample programmes, please contact us.



Debussy: Deux Arabesques / Kapustin: Piano Sonata No. 6 Op. 62 / Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Beethoven: Piano sonata in C minor Op. 13 ‘Pathetique’ / Beethoven: Piano sonata in C minor Op. 111



Julian Jacobson

Julian Jacobson and Mariko Brown: Piano Duo


For performance enquiries or further information about Julian’s work, please contact Maria Ayalde, Artist and Project Manager.