Juan Pérez Floristan – Poetry and seduction

Juan Pérez Floristan – Poetry and seduction of the Rubinstein laureate in Poland

Christopher Axworthy – Music Commentary, 16 August 2022

An amazing display of ‘love’ from the winner of the 2021 Artur Rubinstein competition.The young Spanish pianist Juan Pérez Floristan I had already heard when he gave his debut recital at the Wigmore Hall a few years ago as winner of the 2015 Santander Competition.I had noted then his very individual personality but also the ravishing beauty of his playing.He had begun his London debut recital in 2017 with the Liszt Sonata which I thought a very outlandish and maybe even a presumptuous thing to do .That is until I heard it and he completely convinced me.

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