Julie Coucheron, Pianist
Pianist Julie Coucheron has established an international career, winning prizes in Italy, Germany and in the United States. Ms. Coucheron has worked with musicians such as Lazar Berman, Claude Frank, Emanuel Ax, Vladimir Feltsman, John O’Connor and Chistopher O’Riley and has toured Europe, America, South America and Asia, playing in great halls like Verizon Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Born in Oslo, Norway, Ms. Coucheron started playing the piano at the age of four. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees with honors from the Royal Academy of Music in London while also gaining her teaching diploma at the same institution.
Ms. Coucheron has performed at festivals including the Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Bergen International Music Festival and at La Jolla Summer fest. In 2002 she released her first recording, ‘Debut’ on the Naxos label, together with her brother David containing lyrical and virtuoso music from the classical repertoire. The response was excellent and it sold more than 40.000 copies in Norway alone.
They released their second recording ‘David and Julie’ on the Mudi/Naxos label in 2008. In 2009 she won first prize at the Pinerelo International Chamber Music Competition in Italy. Ms. Coucheron enjoys a close collaboration with David and the ASO principal cellist, Chris Rex, and together they have formed the Christiania Trio that performs regularly in various concert halls around the world. Ms. Coucheron is also an artist with the Georgian Chamber Players.
Ms. Coucheron enjoys a various and wide range of styles and repertoire emerging from her highly trained classical background to the more contemporary and popular music. Recent collaborations include performances with artists such as the Steve Miller Band and Elton John.