Casimir Liberski is a pianist and composer from Brussels, Belgium. He distinguished himself from playing mostly original compositions in the European jazz scene with his trio at the age of 13: “Casimir Liberski Trio”, that gained significant exposure and has been named as the “Rising Jazz Star!” by the local media. He possesses a unique experimental style that draws inspiration from contemporary classical, electronic beats, vintage video games themes, alternative rock, Djent, and be-bop.
Casimir has earned various accolades in major jazz festivals and competitions in Belgium and France. He also composed for feature films and TV commercials. Notably nominated as the “Best Belgian Film Composer” in the Ghent Film Festival.
Casimir entered Berklee College of Music where he received his Presidential Scholarship as the first European recipient. He also studied under a number of great jazz pianists: Brad Mehldau, Craig Taborn. Jason Moran, Vijay Iyer, Sal Mosca, Connie Crothers, Masabumi Kikuchi and more. The most inspirational encounter was with Ornette Coleman, the father of free jazz During his study in Boston he released his first trio album featuring Tyshawn Sorey and Thomas Morgan.
Upon graduation, residing in New York has brought Casimir opportunities to collaborate as a featured artist on recordings of important Jazz artists: Charnett Moffett, Stanley Jordan, Denardo Coleman, Rodney Holmes, Nasheet Waits, John Hébert, Elvind Opsvik, Michael Attias, Sean Conly, Stanley Jordan, Jeff Tain Watts. He also recorded with his band member Louis de Mieulle’s debut album, featuring Matt Gartska. Casimir is set to release his piano solo album next year.
“One of the best acoustic piano trio I’ve heard in recent years”
“I am totally impressed”
Leonardo Pavkovic, MoonJune Records
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