Javier Perianes (born in 1978 in Nerva, Spain)[1] is a Spanish classical pianist.[2] He is a participant at many renowned festivals within Spain, including Santander, Granada, Peralada and San Sebastián. He has performed in distinguished concert series throughout the world,[3] having made appearances in New York City's Carnegie Hall, Washington DC [4] Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, the Shanghai Conservatory, Madrid's Auditorio Nacional, Palau in Barcelona, recitals at the Ravinia and Gilmore International Festivals in Chicago, Festival de La Roque-d'Anthéron in France and the Konzerthaus in Berlin.

Perianes in 2020

He has been a frequent prize-winner at competitions, including First Prize and gold medal at the 42nd International Competition Premio Jaén de Piano; First Prize at the 8th International Piano Competition Fundación Jacinto e Inocencio Guerrero; and was a prize-winner at the 14th International Competition Vianna da Motta in Lisbon.

Perianes has worked with leading conductors including Lorin Maazel, Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Jesús López Cobos, Antoni Wit, Daniel Harding and Vasily Petrenko. Recent and forthcoming highlights include appearances with the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, including a performance at the Lucerne Festival, the New World Symphony conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, the London Philharmonic and Sao Paulo Symphony with Eduardo Portal, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra with Hiroshi Kodama, Warsaw Philharmonic, as well as recitals in Tokyo, Madrid's Scherzo series, the Zurich Tonhalle and at the Moscow December Nights Festival.

Perianes has received critical acclaim for his recordings on Harmonia Mundi of Schubert's Impromptus and Klavierstücke,[5] Mendelssohn[6]Manuel Blasco de Nebra's keyboard sonatas and Federico Mompou's Música Callada. In September 2011, he released on this label a disc devoted to the music for piano by Manuel de Falla, including a live recording of Nights in the Gardens of Spain with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Josep Pons.

In 2015, he released a recording of Grieg's Piano Concerto, accompanied by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sakari Oramo, coupled with a selection of the composer's Lyric Pieces.

Quote from the Michael Kennedy of the Sunday Telegraph regarding his Schubert CD (Harmonia Mundi): "This young Spanish pianist proves himself a natural Schubertian in the Impromptus (D 899). He is beautifully recorded so that his playing can be fully appreciated. The disc also includes the Klavierstücke (D 946) and the less well-known Allegretto in C minor (D 915), a wonderful piece all the more compelling for being understated. Perianes's playing captures its magic to perfection."[7]




  1. ^ "Javier Perianes: " I enjoy reality without too many dreams "". 1 May 2019. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Facing the music: Javier Perianes". The Guardian. 13 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Javier Perianes, QEH review – not a Spanish fire-eater but a world-class poet". theartsdesk.com. 17 April 2019. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  4. ^ Chin, Simon (1 May 2017). "Review | At solo recital, two sides to Spanish pianist Javier Perianes". Retrieved 22 September 2020 – via www.washingtonpost.com.
  5. ^ "Schubert: Piano Sonatas D960 & D664 CD review – sensitivity and rapture". the Guardian. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Javier Perianes, Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte, review: 'a warmth of touch'". The Telegraph. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  7. ^ Sunday Telegraph (Schubert: Impromptus, Allegretto Harmonia Mundi HMI 987080) – Feb 2008
  8. ^ "GRAMOPHONE Review: Bartok Concerto for Orchestra/Piano Concerto No 3 – Javier Perianes/Münchner Philharmoniker Pablo Heras-Casado". 1 April 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Granados, Turina: Piano Quintets CD review – lacking in Spanish fire". the Guardian. 22 November 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Javier Perianes' Marvelous Mendelssohn – Classics Today". Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  11. ^ a b "Review". Gramophone. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  12. ^ "SCHUBERT: 4 Impromptus, D. 899; Allegretto in C Minor, D. 915; 3 Klavierstuecke, D. 946 – Javier Perianes, piano – Harmonia mundi". 7 April 2008.
  13. ^ "Federico Mompou". 11 January 2007.
  14. ^ "Javier Perianes revela a Blasco de Nebra". 16 September 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  15. ^ "Album: Blasco de Nebra, Piano Sonatas / Javier Perianes (Harmonia". The Independent. 21 February 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  16. ^ "Ludwig van Beethoven – Moto perpetuo (Klaviersonaten opp. 26, 31, 54 & 80) – Javier Perianes". www.rondomagazin.de. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  17. ^ "Falla; Lorca: Encuentro CD review – tender fusion of flamenco and classical". the Guardian. 18 September 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2020.