Announcing our performer Jean Muller

Join us in welcoming Jean Muller as a performer at this year’s TEDxUniversityofLuxembourg event.

My other passion is science in all its varieties: Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy etc. Watching the climate crisis unfold since my childhood makes me perplex, it seems it is difficult for humanity as a collective to grasp the imminent danger the whole planet is facing. Music is not the answer to everything, but it certainly can help to think sustainably. To quote Leonard Bernstein freely: “This will be our reply to adversity: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”

Hailed as a „major talent“ by Gramophone, Jean Muller has shown exceptional musical talent since his earliest childhood. At age seven, he assembled his first Chopin Etude and has been performing on stage ever since. Following his initial training at the Conservatoire of Luxembourg in Marie-José Hengesch’s class, he was exposed to varied pianistic schools in Brussels, Munich, Paris and Riga under the guidance of, among others, Teofils Bikis, Eugen Indjic, Evgeny Moguilevsky, Gerhard Oppitz and Michael Schäfer. Having received further advice by distinguished artists Anne Queffélec, Leon Fleisher, Janos Starker and Fou T’song to quote but a few, Jean Muller became a master craftsmen who combines “savage technical voltage” (Gramophone) with a capacity for bold and interpretive risk. He thus achieved the rare stacked-deck of every pianist’s dreamed triple-threat ability: “Everything is there: fingers, head and heart” (Jean-Claude Pennetier).

Find out more about his work on his homepage.