2015 Winners

  • Juan Pérez Floristán
  • Juan Pérez Floristán
  • Juan Pérez Floristán

First Prize and Canon Audience Prize

Winner of the First Prize and the Audience Prize at the “Paloma O’Shea” Santander International Piano Competition and the First Prize of the Steinway Competition in Berlin (2015), as well as the Honorific Prize Juventudes Musicales in Madrid for his career, Juan Perez Floristán is already a beacon among the new generations of Spanish and European musicians.

In short time he has debuted at the main cities of Spain and Europe, and has performed in Madrid, Seville, Córdoba, Malaga, Pamplona, Las Palmas, Paris, Berlin, Hamburg, Warsaw, Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Malmö. He has played with orchestras such as the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Malmö Symphony, Radio Televisión Española, Seville Royal Symphony, Gran Canaria Philharmonic, Malaga and Cordoba Symphonies; and the Andrés Segovia and Spanish National Youth Orchestras. He has been conducted by Maestros Pablo González, Marc Soustrot, Adrian Leaper, Juan Luis Pérez, Lorenzo Viotti, Christian Arming, Pedro Halffter, Salvador Brotons, Víctor Ambroa, Antoine Marguier and Rubén Gimeno.

He is also committed with the chamber music world, as he has a stable ensemble, the VibrArt Trio, with Miguel Colom (violin) and Fernando Arias (chelo), which has received advice from Menahem Pressler and Kennedy Moretti, among others. Also outstanding, albeit occasional, are his collaborations with great musicians like Abel and Arnau Tomàs (members of the Casals Quartet), Adrien Boisseau (current viola of the Ébéne Quartet), Pablo Barragán (clarinet) and Dietrich Henschel (tenor). He has also taken part in chamber music encounters as prestigious as the Verbier Festival, the Santander Music and Academy Encounter and the Les Arcs Festival, where he played with the notorious Fine Arts Quartet.

His future events include from a Liederabend in Tuscany to concerts with orchestra and recitals in Monterrey, Miami, Puerto Rico and Abu Dhabi, tours in Latin America with presentations in Mexico, Uruguay, Panama, Brazil; as well as in Europe: Wigmore Hall (London), Herkules Saal (Munich), Budapest, Zurich and Hannover. After his performances in Paris and at the Beethoven Festival in Warsaw, where he performed in 2015, he was invited to go back to perform again.

As for his pianistic training, he started studying when he was ten under his mother, María Floristán, his main teacher and mentor, and from there he began to have contact with great music personalities: Daniel Barenboim, Nelson Goerner, Ana Guijarro, Claudio Martínez-Mehner, Menahem Pressler, Stephen Kovacevich, Klaus Hellwig, Ralfh y Mark Gothoni, Jacques Zoone, Marta Gulyas, Frans Helmerson, Horacio Gutiérrez and Ferenc Rados. However, it was another professor who, during four years, guided him at the Reina Sofía School of Music, defining his professional road in an ultimate way: Galina Eguiazarova.

Thanks to the support of Elisabeth Leonskaja, Juan has been invited to the festivals Ruhr Klavier in Germany (2012), where he made a live-recorded CD; and the Sommets-Musicaux de Gstaad in Switzerland.

Currently 23 years old, he studies at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” (Berlin) with Eldar Nebolsin, his biggest influence today. He has also been greatly supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, key for his career and development; and by Juventudes Musicales in Madrid.

In 2016 the City Hall of Seville awarded him the City Medal and the Paradise Prize of the Asociación de Amigos of the Royal Symphony Orchestra in Seville.


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