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Javier Perianes

About this Artist

The international career of Spanish pianist Javier Perianes has led him to perform in the most prestigious concert halls, with the world’s top orchestras, collaborating with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Charles Dutoit, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Gustavo Dudamel, Sakari Oramo, Yuri Temirkanov, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Long Yu, Simone Young, Vladimir Jurowski, Josep Pons, David Afkham, and Daniel Harding, and appearing at festivals such as the 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,” Javier 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 U.S. 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, this season Perianes performs works by Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Grieg, Falla, and Bartók with orchestras such as Gewandhausorchester Leipzig with Marin Alsop, Toronto Symphony with Han-Na Chang, Orchestre de Paris and Bergen Philharmonic with Klaus Mäkelä, St. Louis Symphony with Gustavo Gimeno, San Francisco Symphony with Pablo Heras-Casado, Milwaukee Symphony with Matthias Pintscher, Konzerthausorchester Berlin with Antonio Méndez, Gävle Symphony with Jaime Martín in Sweden, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Tampere Philharmonic with Santtu-Matias Rouvali, the BBC Scottish with Thomas Dausgaard, and the Czech Philharmonic with Louis Langrée 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, Essen, Barcelona, and Madrid, with a program comprising works by Chopin, Debussy – composers to whom he devotes his next solo album releases – and Falla.  

Perianes is also a natural and keen chamber musician and plays with a variety of partners. Last season saw him once again collaborate with artists such as Tabea Zimmermann at the National Auditorium in Madrid and the Beethoven Haus in Bonn, and the Quiroga Quartet on a tour of Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands, as well as recording Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano for harmonia mundi in his first collaboration with Jean-Guihen Queyras.  

Previous seasons’ highlights include concerts with the Wiener Philhamoniker, Royal Concertgebouw, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco Symphony orchestras, Oslo, London, New York, and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras, Orchestre de Paris, Philharmonia Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Danish National, Washington National, Swedish, Finnish, and Norwegian Radio Orchestras, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. Recording exclusively for harmonia mundi, he has most recently recorded albums of Schubert sonatas (D.960 and D.664, “a true lyric gift” - Gramophone), and Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Münchner Philharmoniker and Pablo Heras-Casado.