Javier Perianes Embarks on Recital Tour of North and South America This Spring


After acclaimed North American orchestral debuts last year, in April and May 2017 Spanish pianist Javier Perianes undertakes an extensive recital tour of North and South America.

His itinerary opens with a recital at UDC Theatre of the Arts in Washington D.C. (Saturday 29 April), performing in the city for the first time, followed by his recital debut in New York at the Frick Collection (Sunday 30 April). The tour unfolds with performances at Vancouver Playhouse (Thursday 4 May), where he returns after two successful visits in 2008 and 2009, and his recital debut in San Francisco at Herbst Theatre (Saturday 6 May), before moving to South America with performances at Casa de la Música in Quito (Tuesday 9 May), Teatro Mayor in Bogotá (Thursday 11 May), Auditorio Colegio Santa Ursula in Lima (Saturday 13 May), Teatro Municipal in Santiago de Chile (Tuesday 16 May) and Teatro del Libertador San Martín in Córdoba (Thursday 18 May), ending with his debut at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires (22-23 May), as part of Mozarteum Argentino's concert series.

Perianes prefaces the tour with the release in late April of an all-Schubert album, featuring the A major D664 and late B-flat major D960 sonatas; his recording of Schubert's Drei Klavierstücke D946, released in 2008, received universal acclaim in the press, with The Sunday Telegraph commenting "Perianes's playing captures its magic to perfection".

The tour's recital programmes comprise, among other works, Schubert's Sonatas for Piano in A major and B-flat major and the Drei Klavierstücke, a selection from Debussy’s Préludes, and de Falla's arrangement for solo piano of movements from El amor brujo. "Schubert occupies the first half of my recital programme," notes Javier Perianes. "My relationship with his music began when I was very young and playing the Impromptus, the Klavierstücke and several of his piano sonatas. There is so much depth and personality to the Piano Sonata in B-flat major and also to the shorter Piano Sonata in A major. These pieces speak directly to the heart. So often they contain just the essence of the music, without ornament or anything to distract from their purity." The programme's second half is a combination of Debussy's homage to Spanish music and works by de Falla and Albeniz, exploring the connections between the composers.

Born in Andalusia, Javier Perianes is one of the most exciting pianists of the current generation. His flourishing international career spans five continents, taking him to some of the world's most prestigious halls, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Barbican, Royal Festival and Wigmore Hall in London, the Theatre des Champs Elysées in Paris, Berlin Philharmonie, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. He has performed with conductors such as Barenboim, Dutoit, Mehta, Maazel, Frühbeck de Burgos, Dausgaard, Petrenko, Harding, and Temirkanov, among others, and appeared at festivals such as Lucerne, La Roque d'Anthéron, Grafenegg, San Sebastian, Granada and Ravinia. Recent orchestral debuts include Boston and Chicago Symphony, New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras, and Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal in North America, and Vienna Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestra in Europe.

In 2012 Javier Perianes received the National Music Prize awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture.

For more about Javier Perianes, visit www.javierperianes.com.

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