The acclaim accorded to the pianist Javier Perianes by audiences and critics alike confirms his status as one of Spain’s most exciting young artists. Hugely popular with Spanish audiences, he has a growing international reputation.

A familiar and sought-after participant at many renowned festivals within Spain, he was the Artist in Residence at the Granada Festival in 2012 and was in-residence at Teatro de la Maestranza and Seville Orchestra during season 2012/13. He has performed in distinguished concert series throughout the world, having made notable appearances in New York’s Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Royal Festival, Barbican and Wigmore Halls in London, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, New World Center in Miami and the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris.

Javier Perianes has worked with leading conductors including Lorin Maazel, Michael Tilson Thomas, Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Jesús López Cobos, Antoni Wit, Daniel Harding, Juanjo Mena, Josep Pons, Yuri Temirkanov, Hugh Wolff and Vassily Petrenko. Recent and forthcoming highlights include appearances with Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, the New World Symphony, Orchestre National de France, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, Gulbenkian Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, as well as recitals in Tokyo, Madrid, Barcelona, Saint Petersburg, Miami and Hong Kong.

Javier Perianes records exclusively for harmonia mundi. His previous releases for the label include Schubert’s Impromptus and Klavierstücke, Manuel Blasco de Nebra’s keyboard sonatas, Mompou’s Música Callada, the piano music of Manuel de Falla (including a live recording of Nights in the Gardens of Spain with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Josep Pons), which received a Latin Grammy Nomination and Moto perpetuo – a CD featuring Beethoven Sonatas Nos 12, 17, 22 and 27. Javier’s latest CD, "…les sons et les parfums", focuses on the piano music of Chopin and Debussy was released in November 2013.

In 2012 Perianes received the "National Music Prize" awarded by the Ministry of Culture of Spain.

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"This Lucerne debut was a revelation. Perianes' touch is incredibly gentle and sensitive. This confers on the music clarity and intimacy without any loss of expressive power. Perianes is not a virtuoso full of vigor: he is instead a poet at the keyboard"

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