Javier Perianes

Highlights of the 2018-19 season for Spanish pianist Javier Perianes include a return to the London Philharmonic Orchestra to perform a Beethoven concerto cycle at the Royal Festival Hall and a tour of Spain with conductor Juanjo Mena. He performs Beethoven in Australia and New Zealand and tours the US with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Other appearances this season include engagements with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Bergen Philharmonic, Saint Louis Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Gävle Symphony, Tampere Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, and Czech Philharmonic for his return to the Prague Spring Festival. In recital, Mr. Perianes performs works by Chopin, Debussy, and Falla in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Oslo, Lisbon, Istanbul, Essen, Barcelona, and Madrid.

Last season saw Mr. Perianes once again collaborate with artists such as Tabea Zimmerman at the National Auditorium in Madrid and Beethoven Haus in Bonn, and the Quiroga Quartet on a tour of Italy, Belgium, and The Netherlands.

Mr. Perianes's recent recordings include Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano for Harmonia Mundi, in his first collaboration with cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras; a Schubert sonata release; and Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Munich Philharmonic and Pablo Heras-Casado. Mr. Perianes’s other recordings for Harmonia Mundi include discs devoted to Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Grieg, Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, and Bartók, and Spanish composers. His recording of Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain and was nominated for a 2012 Latin Grammy. 

Javier Perianes was awarded the National Music Prize in 2012 by the Ministry of Culture of Spain and is the 2019 International Classical Music Awards Artist of the Year. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2015.