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Guest Artists 2019


Javier Perianes

Piano

“His demeanour and technique… radiate calm, yet the precision and speed of his fingerwork can be quite shattering. Seldom, if ever, have I encountered such a combination of evident modesty and utter brilliance” (Sunday Times) 

The international career of Javier Perianes has led him to perform in the most prestigious concert halls, with the world’s top orchestras, collaborating with conductors such as Barenboim, Dutoit, Maazel, Mehta, Dudamel, Oramo, Temirkanov, Jurowski and Harding, and appearing at festivals such as BBC Proms, Mainly Mozart, Lucerne, La Roque d'Anthéron, Grafenegg, San Sebastian, Granada and Ravinia. Described by The Telegraph as “a pianist of impeccable and refined tastes, blessed with a warmth of touch”, Perianes was awarded the ‘National Music Prize’ in 2012 by the Ministry of Culture of Spain and is International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) ‘Artist of the Year 2019’.

In the 2018/19 season, Perianes returns to the London Philharmonic Orchestra to perform a Beethoven Cycle over two consecutive evenings at the Royal Festival Hall after a Spanish tour with conductor Juanjo Mena. He will also perform Beethoven on tours in Australia and New Zealand, as well as touring the United States, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, culminating with a return to New York’s Carnegie Hall.

In addition to Mozart and Beethoven, Perianes performs this season works by Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Grieg, Falla and Bartók, with orchestras such as Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Toronto, St. Louis, San Francisco and Milwaukee Symphony orchestras, Orchestre de Paris, BBC Scottish and the Czech Philharmonic in his return to the Prague Spring Festival. In recital, Perianes undertakes an extensive European tour that will bring him to cities such as London, Paris, Frankfurt, Oslo, Lisbon, Istanbul, Barcelona and Madrid. 

Previous seasons’ highlights include concerts with Wiener Philhamoniker, Royal Concertgebouw, Philharmonia and Cleveland orchestras, Chicago, Boston and San Francisco Symphony orchestras, New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras, and Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal.

Recording exclusively for harmonia mundi, his latest albums include Schubert’s sonatas D.960 and D.664, “a true lyric gift” (Gramophone), and Bartók’s Concerto No. 3 with Münchner Philharmoniker and Heras-Casado.

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