bio

Winner of the First Prize and the Audience Prize at the Santander Piano Competition "Paloma O'Shea" 2015, First Prize at the Berlin Steinway Competition 2015 and the Medal of the City of Seville, Juan Pérez Floristán is at the young age of 25 a benchmark among the new generations of Spanish and European musicians.

Tireless and young pianist, in a short time he has made his debut in some of the world's major venues, such as Wigmore Hall in London, Herkulessaal in Munich, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Béla Bartók Hall in Budapest, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Auditorio Nacional of Madrid and Auditori of Barcelona. He has also performed at festivals such as the Ruhr Klavier Festival, the Verbier Festival, the Sommets-Musicaux Festival in Gstaad (Switzerland), the Santander Festival, the Granada Festival, the Beethoven Festival in Warsaw ...

With a repertoire that includes more than 30 concerts for piano and orchestra and that ranges from Mozart to Prokofiev, he is a frequent guest with orchestras like the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, National Spanish Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Monterey Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville, Philharmonic Orchestra of Malaga, Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, Barcelona Orchestra, Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra, Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra...

His collaboration with orchestras such as the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Monterey Symphony Orchestra, Colombia National Symphony Orchestra... is quickly turning into a constant in his career, having also planned a studio recording with the BBC Concert Orchestra for 2018. This CD will be added to the already long list of record projects that Juan Perez Floristan has faced throughout 2017, which includes his solo CD for Naxos (with works by Liszt, Schumann and Beethoven) and two CDs with chamber works by Schubert, Shostakovich and Brahms. However, his first CD goes back to 2012, when he released his first CD, a live recording of his debut concert at the prestigious Ruhr Klavier Festival in Germany.

The list of conductors, soloists and chamber groups with whom he has collaborated includes Jesús López Cobos, David Afkham, Juanjo Mena, Pablo González, Marc Soustrot, Lorenzo Viotti, Pedro Halffter, Max Bragado, Andrei Ionita, Pablo Ferrández, Dietrich Henschel, Adrien Boisseau (member of the Ébène Quartet), members of the Casals Quartet as Abel and Arnau Tomás, the Fine Arts Quartet, Cristina Gómez Godoy, Pablo Barragan...

He owes his training mainly to his mother, María Floristán; Ana Guijarro, Galina Eguiazarova and Eldar Nebolsin, his current mentor. He has also received advice and lessons from international figures such as Daniel Barenboim, Menahem Pressler, Ferenc Rados, Nelson Goerner, Claudio Martínez Mehner, Stephen Kovacevich... Even so, especial mention in his training deserves Elisabeth Leonskaja, who, since meeting her proved not only to be an exceptional artist but also a person committed with the new generations of pianists in a full and totally disinterested way, since it has meant invaluable help both in his career and in his personal and artistic development.

His tours have taken him to Europe, Latinoamerica, the USA... having already performed in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, USA, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Peru, United Arab Emirates... Also, his future commitments include his coming back to the USA after his succesful debut with Brahms' Second Piano Concerto in 2018, a new recital in the Herkulessaal of Munich for the second consecutive year, his debut with the Polish National Radio Orchestra, his debut at La Fenice in Venice, a studio recording with the BBC Concert Orchestra in London...