New professorship and artistic directorship announced for Jack Liebeck11:05, 13th January 2020
Violinist and director Jack Liebeck has been made a distinguished ‘named professor’ at the Royal Academy of Music.
The prestigious new role, ‘Émile Sauret Professor of Violin’, was created especially for Liebeck and is named after violinist and composer Sauret, who taught at the Academy in the 19th century and is recognised as one of the most significant figures in the development of violin pedagogy.
Liebeck, an alumnus of the Academy himself, will be recognised as a major ambassador in this role. He will participate in auditioning, examining and coaching alongside his involvement in the development and delivery of the degree programme. From 4pm – 7pm today (Monday 13th January 2020), Liebeck is to give a violin masterclass in the Academy’s Angela Burgess Recital Hall.
‘I am extremely honoured to take up the position as the Émile Sauret Professor of Violinat the Royal Academy of Music,’ comments Liebeck. ‘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.’
In addition to his new position at the RAM, Liebeck has also been announced as the fourth artistic director at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (AFCM) from 2021. The festival, based in Townsville and established in 1990, aims to enhance the cultural environment of North Queensland by presenting a range of internationally acclaimed classical musicians to audiences from Townsville, around Australia and beyond.