Julie Delbart, piano accompanist
Julie Delbart began her music studies at the age of 4. Having won First Prize in music theory at the age of 14 at the Conservatoire of Brussels, she continued her piano studies at the Conservatoire under the brilliant pianist Dominique Cornil in 2004, working with leading figures of the music world (Guy Danel, Marie Hallynck, Eliane Reyes, Muhiddin Dürrüoglu-Demiriz, Sergio Tiempo, etc.).
In 2008 Julie was a laureate of the Fondation Horlait-Dapsens. In 2009 she completed her advanced master’s degree in piano magna cum laude and won First Prize at the Conservatoire’s Concerti Competition (open to all disciplines). She also obtained a “Prix Spécial du Patrimoine” from the Conservatoire for her outstanding achievement. The holder of an advanced master’s degree in piano as well as teaching, Julie was hired as an accompanist at the Conservatoire of Brussels upon the completion of her studies. Julie has been invited to perform at many concerts and festivals as a soloist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician (Festival de Lasne, Rencontres inattendues, Juillet Musical d’Aulne, Printemps Musical de Silly, Balade Musicale à Rixensart, Gala with the Orchestre Royal de la Marine, Avignon Festival, Festival Contrastes, Festival Bruxellons !) and outside Belgium in countries such as France, the US, the UK, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, China, Brazil, Bulgaria, and more.
She has appeared on stage with brilliant personalities of the artistic world that come from at times very different fields – music, literature, cinema, philosophy, dance (José van Dam, Marie-Christine Barrault, Bruno Coppens, Daniel Linehan, etc.). In 2011 Julie was a laureate of the Belgian Vocatio Foundation (in the class of Raoul Servais). In 2018-2019 Julie will perform as a soloist with orchestra, soloist and chamber musician at concerts and festivals, international competitions for piano accompaniment (masterclasses and competitions) as well as on tour with her show Vous avez dit Broadway? (Royal Festival de Spa, Théâtre Lucernaire in Paris, etc.), not to mention a number of orchestral productions.
She has worked as an assistant musical director, pianist and adaptor/translator on a number of musical comedies. Since 2014 she has toured the major Belgian, French and Swiss stages with Cabaret, a show in which she acts as both assistant musical director and pianist. Julie receives the support of the Kiwanis Club Tourcoing-Neuville as a young talent. La Monnaie has also invited her to take part in several productions as a celesta player organist and pianist in the heart of the chamber orchestra and the symphonic orchestra, among others under the direction of Alain Altinoglu, Michael Boder, Evelino Pidò, Patrick Davin, Franck Ollu, Antonello Manacorda and others. Julie has won the Maurice Lefranc prize, which is awarded every two years to a pianist “who demonstrates the qualities that augur a brilliant artistic career”.
Since 2017 Julie has been working as piano accompanist in the voice section of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel alongside José van Dam.