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ADMAF Recital Series - Juan Perez Floristan


Saturday 18 March, 8pm Black Box, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi

A beacon among the emergent next-generation of classical European artists, Spanish pianist Juan Pérez Floristán is an extraordinary rising virtuoso. Winner of the 2015 Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition, Floristán also gained the competition’s Audience Award. See this ferocious young talent in an intimate recital setting as his star ascends.

In partnership with Reina Sofía School of Music, ADMAF international partner, and NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center.


Juan Pérez Floristán

A beacon among the new generation of European musicians, Juan Pérez-Floristán won the First and Audience Prizes at the Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition (2015), the First Prize of the Steinway Competition in Berlin (2015) and the Honorific Prize Juventudes Musicales in Madrid.

He has played in Madrid, Paris, Berlin, Hamburg, Warsaw, Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Malmö; with orchestras including the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Malmö Symphony, Radio Televisión Española and Seville Royal Symphony and under the batons of Maestros Pablo González, Marc Soustrot, Adrian Leaper, Christian Arming, Pedro Halffter and Salvador Brotons.

He is also committed to chamber music, playing in the VibrArt Trio with Miguel Colom (violin) and Fernando Arias (cello). He has also participated on prestigious chamber music stages including Verbier, Santander Music and Academy Encounter and Les Arcs Festival with the notorious Fine Arts Quartet. Thanks to the support of Elisabeth Leonskaja, Juan was invited to the Ruhr Klavier Festival in Germany (2012), where he recorded a live CD and to Gstaad’s Sommets-Musicaux, Switzerland.

Future engagements include concerts with orchestra and recitals in Monterrey, Miami and Puerto Rico, a tour in Latin America and on European stages in London (Wigmore Hall), Munich (Herkulessaal), Budapest, Zurich and Hannover. He has been invited to return to perform in Paris and at the Beethoven Festival, Warsaw.

He studied for ten years under his mother, María Floristán. Following which, Galina Eguiazarova guided him for four years at the Renia Sofía School of Music, Madrid.

Currently 23 years old, he studies in Berlin with Eldar Nebolsin. He has been greatly supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Renia Sofía School of Music

Celebrating their 25th Anniversary in 2017, The Renia Sofía School of Music is a private music school founded in Madrid, Spain in 1991 by Paloma O’Shea. Their mission is to provide young Spanish musicians with a solid artistic education while providing all necessary resources to teachers and students.

ADMAF signed a Letter of Cooperation with the school in 2015, confirming that both parties will seek opportunities to work together in the fields of performance and education, upholding the principles of cross-cultural exchange and intercultural dialogue. The strategic partnership recognizes the shared strengths, principles and goals of both parties, providing a firm basis for cooperation and collaboration.

Juan Pérez-Floristán is the second artist to represent the School’s work during the Abu Dhabi Festival, following the recital performance of Ah Ruem Ahn in 2015.


Free Admission

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