Juan Pérez Floristán

Winner of the First Prize and of the Audience Award in the 18th Santander International Piano Competition “Paloma O’Shea” (2015), Juan Pérez Floristán (Spain, 1993) started playing the piano at a very young age, a choice that would bear fruit over the years.

Thanks to the pianistic training that he receives from his mother, María Floristán, for almost a decade, he starts to get in contact with great personalities of the music world: Daniel Barenboim, Nelson Goerner, Ana Guijarro, Claudio Martínez-Mehner, Menahem Pressler, Stephen Kovacevich, Klaus Hellwig, Márta Gulyás, Horacio Gutiérrez, and Elisabeth Leonskaja. Nevertheless, it will be a different professor that will mentor him at the Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid and leave a definite imprint on his career: Galina Eguiazarova.

His still short career includes not only an intense activity as soloist with orchestra (Malmö SymfoniOrkester, Symphony Orchestra of Spanish Radio and Television, Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville,…) with conductors such as Pablo González, Marc Soustrot, Adrian Leaper, Juan Luis Pérez, Lorenzo Viotti, Christian Arming, Víctor Ambroa, Antoine Marguier, etc; but also a profuse chamber music activity with ensembles such as Cuarteto Casals and Fine Arts Quartet, at festivals like Verbier, Les Arcs and the Santander Encounter of Music and Academy.

Currently, having completed his education at the Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid, he is in Berlin where he pursues further studies at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” with Eldar Nebolsin, his major influence to this day. Also, he has had great support from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which has been essential for his career and development, and from Juventudes Musicales de Madrid.