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Javier Perianes

About this Artist

The international career of Javier Perianes has led him to perform in the most prestigious concert halls, with the world’s foremost orchestras, working with celebrated conductors including Daniel Barenboim, Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Gustavo Dudamel, Klaus Mäkelä, Gianandrea Noseda, Gustavo Gimeno, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Vladimir Jurowski, and François-Xavier Roth.   

The 2022/23 season features an array of high-profile concerts. Perianes makes debuts with Dallas Symphony and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and returns to Budapest Festival Orchestra; Oslo Philharmonic; Konzerthausorchestra, Berlin; Luxembourg; Comunitat Valenciana, Barcelona; and Royal Philharmonic orchestras. Under the baton of Juanjo Mena, Perianes tours with Orquesta Sinfonica de Madrid to perform at Carnegie Hall. Later in the season he returns to the U.S. to appear at the Mainly Mozart Festival. Further plans include residencies with Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia and Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León and a return to Australia, where Perianes makes his first appearance with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and continues a multi-year complete Beethoven concerto cycle with Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Simone Young. 

Perianes frequently appears in recital across the globe. He is also a natural and keen chamber musician, regularly collaborating with violist Tabea Zimmermann and the Quiroga Quartet and appearing at festivals such as the BBC Proms, Lucerne, Salzburg Whitsun, La Roque-d’Anthéron, Grafenegg, Prague Spring, Ravello, Stresa, San Sebastian, Santander, Granada, Vail, Blossom, and Ravinia. This season, he tours a program titled Crossroads, featuring works by Clara and Robert Schumann, Brahms, and Granados’ Goyescas, with recitals at Berlin’s Boulez Saal, Beethoven Haus Bonn, Wigmore Hall, Rheingau Musik Festival, Sydney City Recital Hall, Milan, Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional de Música, and Barcelona’s Palau de la Musica, among others.  

Career highlights have included concerts with the Wiener Philhamoniker, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, National, Yomiuri Nippon, and Danish National Symphony orchestras; Oslo, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Czech Philharmonic orchestras; Orchestre de Paris, Cleveland, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, and Philharmonia orchestras; Swedish and Norwegian Radio orchestras; Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Budapest Festival Orchestra; and Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester, Berlin.  

Recording exclusively for harmonia mundi, Perianes has developed a diverse discography ranging from Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Grieg, Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, and Bartók to Blasco de Nebra, Mompou, Falla, Granados, and Turina. The 2020/21 season saw the release of Jeux de Miroirs (with Orchestre de Paris and Josep Pons) and Cantilena (with Tabea Zimmerman). His other recent albums pay tribute to Claude Debussy, including a recording of the composer’s late works (with Jean-Guihen Queyras), which won a Gramophone Award in 2019. In July 2021, Perianes released his latest album featuring Chopin’s Sonatas Nos. 2 and 3, interspersed with the Mazurkas, Op. 63. 

Perianes was awarded the National Music Prize by the Ministry of Culture of Spain in 2012 and named Artist of the Year at the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) in 2019.