Artistic Director


Born in 1994, Julien Hanck started playing the piano at the age of five. As a teenager, he was fascinated by the classical virtuoso repertoire, but suspended his piano studies to devote himself to science. It is only after his preparatory classes in mathematics at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand that he returns to music.

Guest pianist with Les Déconcertants, and now artistic director of this ensemble, as well as of the Orchestre Hexagone, he is responsible for the French re-creation of Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for piano and strings in 2015. A great lover of chamber music, on stage he is the partner of Eva Zavaro, Elise Bertrand, Maëlle Vilbert, Thibaut Reznicek, Hildegarde Fesneau, Nathan Mierdl, Violaine Despeyroux, Thierry Barbé, Ambroise Aubrun.

Julien has performed at the Salle Cortot, Salle Colonne, Quai 3, Reid Hall, Salle André Marchal, in the Grand Amphithéâtre of the Sorbonne, at the Concerts Cail, in the Town Halls of the 8th and 5th arrondissements. He is a guest at the International Piano Festival of La Roque d’Anthéron (Pianos en Fête 2019), Festival la Clé des Portes, Festival de musique des oliviers – La Londe, Tour de Guet, Les Amateurs Virtuoses, Les Amis de Marie-Laure and private concerts. He has also performed in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan.

A lover of literature and cinema, his joy of writing and sharing naturally led him to journalism and radio. Having started with the English media Bachtrack, Julien also collaborates with Diapason, La Terrasse. Guest of the Tribune des critiques de disques, he regularly produces programmes for France Musique (Été classique, Concert du Soir, Concert de l’après-midi, Matinale du Weekend, Grands Interprètes, Classic Info). Since 2017, he has been collaborating with Jeanine Roze Production and Val Productions.

Since 2018, he has been working on the Analysis of interpretation and the Formalisation of musical gesture, a project he has been conducting in partnership with the Institute of Research in Musicology (IREMUS, CNRS) and with the complicity of the pianist Maroussia Gentet.