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Start:
October 8, 2022 19:30
End:
October 8, 2022 0:00
Location:
St. John's Smith Square

JUAN PÉREZ FLORISTAN
Gold Medalist and Audience Favorite

at the 16th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, 2021

 

Program

Chopin
24 Preludes
Liszt
Sposalizio, Il Penseroso (from Années de Pélérinage)
Wagner/Liszt
Isoldes Liebestod
Beethoven
Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57, “Appassionata”

 

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JUAN PÉREZ FLORISTAN

Juan Pérez Floristan is the First Prize and Audience Favorite Prize at the 16th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, which took place in April-May 2021. His previous achievements include First Prize and the Audience Prize at Santander Piano Competition “Paloma O’Shea” 2015, First Prize at the Berlin Steinway Competition 2015 and the Medal of the City of Seville. Juan Pérez Floristán is at the young age of 28 a benchmark among the new generations of Spanish and European musicians.

Juan has already made his debut in some of the world’s major venues, such as Royal Albert Hall (with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra during the Proms Festival) and Wigmore Hall in London, Carnegie New York, Herkulessaal in Munich, Tonhalle in Zürich, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Béla Bartók Hall and Liszt Academy in Budapest, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Schloss Elmau, Auditorio Nacional of Madrid, Palau de la Musica de Barcelona and Auditori of Barcelona. He has also performed at festivals such as the Ruhr Klavier Festival, the Verbier Festival, the Sommets-Musicaux Festival in Gstaad (Switzerland), the Santander Festival, the Granada Festival, the Beethoven Festival in Warsaw…

With a repertoire that includes more than 30 concerts for piano and orchestra and that ranges from Mozart to Crumb, he is a frequent guest with orchestras like the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, National Spanish Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Monterey Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville, Philharmonic Orchestra of Malaga, Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, Barcelona Orchestra, Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra, Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra… He has also performed on fortepianos for solo recitals, as well as with orchestras like the Hofkapelle München.

His collaboration with these orchestras is quickly turning into a constant in his career, having also recorded with the BBC Concert Orchestra. This CD will be added to the already long list of record projects that Juan Perez Floristan has faced, which includes his solo CD for Naxos (with works by Liszt, Schumann and Beethoven) and two CDs with chamber works by Schubert, Shostakovich and Brahms. However, his first CD goes back to 2012, when he released his first CD, a live recording of his debut concert at the prestigious Ruhr Klavier Festival in Germany.

The list of conductors, soloists and chamber groups with whom he has collaborated includes Jesús López Cobos, David Afkham, Ian Bostridge, Juanjo Mena, Pablo González, Ben Gernon, Marc Soustrot, Leopold Hager, Lorenzo Viotti, Andrei Ionita, Pablo Ferrández, Kian Soltani, Dietrich Henschel, the Fine Arts Quartet…

He owes his training mainly to his mother, María Floristán; Galina Eguiazarova and Eldar Nebolsin, his current mentor. He has also received advice and lessons from international figures such as Daniel Barenboim, Menahem Pressler, Ferenc Rados, Kirill Gerstein, Nelson Goerner, Claudio Martínez Mehner, Stephen Kovacevich… Even so, especial mention in his training deserves Elisabeth Leonskaja, who, since meeting her proved not only to be an exceptional artist but also a person committed with the new generations of pianists in a full and totally disinterested way, since it has meant invaluable help both in his career and in his personal and artistic development.

His tours have taken him to Europe, Latinoamerica, the USA… having already performed in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, USA, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Peru…

Tickets are on sale nowSt. John’s Smith Square
Presented by the
UK Friends of the Arthur Rubinstein
International Music Society (UKFARIMS)

Promoted by Lisa Peacock Concert Management Ltd 
Start:
October 20, 2022 19:00
End:
October 20, 2022 0:00
Location:
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

CUNMO YIN
Bronze Medalist

at the 16th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, 2021

Program

Lv. Beethoven
Sonata No.3 in C major, Op.2 No.3
F. Mendelssohn
four Songs Without Words
G. Gershwin
Three Preludes
F. Schubert
‘Wanderer’ Fantasy in C major, Op. 15 (D. 760)

 

CUNMO YIN

Cunmo Yin was the Bronze Medalist at the 16th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, which took place in April-May 2021. His previous achievements include 1st Prize and Chamber Music Special Prize at the International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn (2019), Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Prize Piano Academy Eppan (2019), 1st Prize and Public Special Prize at the A. Scriabin International Piano Competition (2018), 2nd Prize and Prize of the “Verein Junger Musiker Deutschland” at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Conservatory Competition (2018).

Born in China in 1993, Cunmo received his first piano lessons at the age of 9 and had his first concert a few months later. Five years later, at the age of 14, he recorded a CD with all of Franz Liszt’s transcendent etudes, an unbelievably virtuosic achievement. In 2009 he won 2nd prize at the Shanghai Piano Competition while being the youngest competitor.

Yin continued his studies at the Central Music Conservatory in Beijing and the Music Academy in Shanghai. He is currently studying at the University of Music, Drama and Media in Hanover with Professor Gerrit Zitterbart, and with Andrea Bonatta since 2019.

Yin’s performances include numerous recitals throughout China- Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing, and Sichuan. There he played in the most famous concert halls, such as the National Centre for the Performing in Beijing, Nanjing Great Hall of the People, Shanghai Music Hall, Oriental Art Center in Shanghai, and others.

He also played with orchestras such as the Beijing (Peking) Symphony Orchestra, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the Shanghai Opera Philharmonic, the Xiamen Philharmonic, the Longwood Symphony Orchestra in America, the Orchestra of the Technical University of Braunschweig, and most recently with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Cunmo Yin currently teaches at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media.

 

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Presented by the
American Friends of the Arthur Rubinstein
International Music Society (AFARIMS)

 

Members of AFARIMS (American Friends of the Rubinstein Society) are entitled to free admission to the concert and are invited to an after-concert dinner. For more details on how to join our American Friends, please contact Ilana Sacher – ilanasacher@gmail.com