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Josu de Solaun
As a First Prize winner of the XIII George Enescu International Piano Competition in Bucharest (founded in 1958 and won by legendary pianists such as Radu Lupu, Elisabeth Leonskaja, and Dmitri Alexeev), the XV José Iturbi International Piano Competition and the First European Union Piano Competition, held in Prague, Spanish pianist Josu De Solaun has been invited to perform in distinguished concert series throughout the world, having made notable appearances in Bucharest (Romanian Athenaeum), Venice (Teatro La Fenice), Saint Petersburg (Mariinsky Theatre), Washington, DC (Kennedy Center), New York (Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera), Princeton (Taplin Hall), London (Southbank Centre), Paris (Salle Cortot), Leipzig (Schumann Haus), Taipei (Novel Hall), Mexico City (Sala Silvestre Revueltas), Prague (Nostitz Palace), Rome (Academia de España), Menton (Festival International de Musique), and all major cities of Spain. He is the only pianist from Spain to win the Enescu and Iturbi competitions in their respective histories, and was recently invited to a private reception with the King and Queen of Spain at the Royal Palace after winning the coveted Bucharest prize.

Beginning at a young age, he has performed in France, Georgia, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Canada, Germany, Japan, China, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland, the Netherlands, Mexico, Chile, and Switzerland as a recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist, playing under conductors such as Constantin Orbelian, Ormsby Wilkins, Ilarion Ionescu-Galati, Robert Houlihan, Karl Sollak, Marco de Prosperis, Alvise Casellati, Ovidiu Balan, Horia Andreescu, Radu Postavaru, Christian Badea, Bruno Aprea, Ramón Tébar, Justus Frantz, Francesco Angelico, Yaron Traub, Max Bragado, Paul Daniel, Ryan Haskins, Theodore Kuchar, Constantine Orbelian, Jonathan Pasternack, Yuri Krasnapolsky, Ormsby Wilkins, Alexis Soriano, Francisco Valero, and Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez, among others, as well with orchestras such as the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra of Saint Petersburg, Orchestra Filarmonica la Fenice of Venice, George Enescu Philharmonic of Bucharest, Timisoara Philharmonic, Ploiesti Philharmonic, Iasi Philharmonic, Targu Mures Philharmonic, Satu Mare Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao, Orquesta de Valencia, Rudolf Barshai Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Monterey Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi, Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, Real Filharmonia de Galicia, Spain’s Radio and Television Orchestra (RTVE), American Ballet Theatre Orchestra of New York, Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, and Bari Philharmonic Orchestra of Italy. His performances have been broadcast on Spanish National Radio and TV, Taiwanese National TV, Czech National TV, as well as on New York’s WQXR, Princeton’s WPRB, and Chicago’s WFMT.
He has recorded the complete works for piano of George Enescu for the NAXOS Grand Piano label and Les Noces by Stravinsky, also for the same label, with Joann Falletta as conductor.

Josu De Solaun is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where his two main teachers and main musical influences have been pianists Nina Svetlanova and Horacio Gutierrez.

Enescu: Complete Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 1
Josu De Solaun

2016
SHAREREVIEWS
Enescu: Complete Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 2
Josu De Solaun

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Enescu: Complete Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 3
Josu De Solaun

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SHAREREVIEWS
Stravinsky, I.: Soldier's Tale Suite / Octet / Les Noces
Josu De Solaun & Various Artists

2016
SHAREREVIEWS

Upcoming Performances

Wednesday, February 28, 2018Chamber music recital with violinists Jesus Reina and Anna-Margrethe NilsenJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TXhttp://www.shsu.edu/campus_life/pac/
Friday, March 2, 2018Chamber music recital with violinists Jesus Reina and Anna-Margrethe NilsenJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TXhttp://www.shsu.edu/campus_life/pac/
Friday, March 9, 2018Chamber Music RecitalFirst Congretational ChurchGuilford, CTwith violist Molly Carr, cellist Michael Katz, and violinist Suliman TekalliRavel Tzigane, Debussy Cello Sonata, Faure C Minor Piano Quartethttp://www.projectmusichealsus.com/
Sunday, March 25, 2018Chamber Music Recital with the Solera String QuartetDebartolo Performing Arts Centre (University of Notre Dame)Notre Dame, IN 46556, USAhttp://www.soleraquartet.com
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Thursday, March 29, 2018Soloist with Paul Constantinescu PhilharmonicIon Baciu Concert HallPloiesti, ROMANIAConductor: Radu PostavaruProkofiev Concerto Nr. 2 Op. 16http://www.filarmonicaploiesti.ro
Friday, March 30, 2018Solo piano recitalUniversitatea de VestTimisoara, ROMANIAhttp://www.uvt.ro
Saturday, March 31, 2018Solo piano recitalArad PhilharmonicArad, ROMANIAhttp://www.filarmonicaarad.ro/en/
Tuesday, May 15, 2018Solo Piano Recital (Temporada Internacional de Conciertos Fernando de Rosas)Teatro Municipal de las CondesSantiago de Chile, CHILEwww.fundacionbeethoven.orghttp://www.tmlascondes.cl
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Thursday, June 14, 2018Soloist with Filarmonica Mihail Jora BacauBacau, ROMANIARadu Postavaru, conductorBrahms Piano Concerto Nr. 1, Op. 15http://www.filarmonicabacau.ro
Thursday, June 28, 2018Soloist with Filarmonica George EnescuRomanian AthenaeumBucharest, ROMANIAConductor: Christian BadeaLiszt Concerto 2https://www.fge.org.ro
Friday, June 29, 2018Soloist with Filarmonica George EnescuRomanian AthenaeumBucharest, ROMANIAConductor: Christian BadeaLiszt Concerto 2https://www.fge.org.ro
Saturday, September 1, 2018Soloist with the George Enescu PhilharmonicRomanian AthenaeumBucharest, ROMANIAWith violinist Stefan Tarara and cellist Eun-Sun Hong
Conductor: Gabriel Bebeselea
Triple Concerto by Paul Constantinescuhttp://www.festivalenescu.ro
Thursday, September 13, 2018Soloist with the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de ColombiaAuditorio Fabio LozanoBogota, COLOMBIAConductor Rossen MilanovBartok Piano Concerto Nr. 3http://www.sinfonica.com.co
Monday, September 24, 2018Soloist with Filarmonica Ion DumitrescuRamnicu Valcea, ROMANIAConductor: Florin TotanRachmaninov Concerto Nr. 2, Op. 18http://www.filarmonica-valcea.ro
Sunday, September 30, 2018Recording for the German label AUDITEJesus-Christus-KircheBerlin, GERMANYwith violinist Franziska PietschStrauss Violin Sonata, Shostakovich Violin Sonatahttp://www.audite.de
Sunday, October 28, 2018Solo Piano RecitalNicholas Roerich MuseumNew York, NYhttp://www.roerich.org
Saturday, November 3, 2018Concerto Soloist with the Port Angeles Symphony OrchestraPort Angeles, WAConductor: Jonathan PasternackLiszt Concerti 1 and 2http://www.portangelessymphony.org
Saturday, November 10, 2018Chamber Music Recital with the Solera QuartetAuditorio Ciudad de LeonLeon, SPAINhttp://www.auditorioleon.com
Friday, November 23, 2018Soloist with Filarmonica MoldovaSala Ion BaciuIasi, ROMANIAConductor: Radu PostavaruKhachaturian Piano Concertohttp://www.filarmonicais.ro
Thursday, November 29, 2018Concerto Soloist with Filarmonica BrasovBrasov, RomaniaKhachaturian Piano Concertohttp://filarmonicabrasov.ro
Thursday, December 6, 2018Soloist with Tirgu Mures Philharmonic (Filarmonica de Stat Tirgu Mures)Palatul Culturii, Sala Mare (Palace of Culture, Great Hall)Tirgu Mures, ROMANIAKhachaturian Piano Concertohttp://www.filarmonicams.ro
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December 15-17. 2018Recording for the IBS CLASSICAL labelAuditorio Manuel de FallaGranada, SPAINGabriel Faure's Complete Nocturnes for solo pianohttp://www.ibsclassical.es
Friday, February 1, 2019Soloist with Filarmonica de Stat TransilvaniaCluj, ROMANIAProkofiev Concerto Nr. 2 Op. 16https://filarmonicatransilvania.ro
Friday, February 8, 2019Soloist with the Filarmonica Banatul of TimisoaraSala CapitolTimisoara, ROMANIAwith Pianist Anna Petrova and Conductor Jonathan PasternackBartok Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion, and Orchestrahttp://www.filarmonicabanatul.ro
April 2019 (exact date TBA soon)Solo Piano Recital (Ciclo "Conciertos del Sabado")Salon de Actos (Fundacion Juan March)Madrid, SPAINhttp://www.march.es
Sunday, April 14, 2019Solo Piano RecitalAventura Arts and Cultural CenterAventura, FL 33180Miami International Piano Festival (Classical Sundays at Five)http://www,miamipianofest.com
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Mayo 2019Solo Piano RecitalAuditorio Manuel de FallaGranada, SPAINSeries "PIANO CON SABOR"http://www.manueldefalla.org
Tuesday, May 14, 2019Solo Piano RecitalSala Maria CristinaMalaga, SpainSociedad Filarmonica de Malagahttp://www.sociedadfilarmonicademalaga.com
Thursday, September 26, 2019Soloist with Orquesta Filarmonica de MalagaMalaga, SPAINConductor: Manuel Hernandez SilvaBeethoven 3http://orquestafilarmonicademalaga.com
Friday, September 27, 2019Soloist with Orquesta Filarmonica de MalagaMalaga, SPAINConductor: Manuel Hernandez SilvaBeethoven 3http://orquestafilarmonicademalaga.com
Thursday, October 3, 2019Soloist with Filarmonica Dinu Lipatti of Satu Mare (ROMANIA)Satu Mare, ROMANIA
October 28-30, 2019Recording for the German label AUDITEJesus-Christus-KircheBerlin, GERMANYChopin Etudes Op. 10, Szymanowski Etudes Op. 4, Szymanowski Etudes Op. 33http://www.audite.de
Friday, November 15, 2019Solo Piano RecitalAuditorio Principe FelipeOviedo, SPAINJornadas de Piano Luis G. Ibernihttp://www.oviedocultural.es
March 16-18, 2020Recording for the German label AUDITEGustav Mahler AuditoriumToblach, GERMANYChopin Etudes Op. 25, Chausson Concerto Op. 21 with Solera Quartet and Franzeska Pietschhttp://www.audite.de

Past Performances

Sunday, February 18, 2018Performance as Soloist with the Monterey Symphony OrchestraSunset CenterCarmel-by-the-sea, CAConductor: Max Bragado-DarmanSaint-Saens Concerto Nr. 5http://www.montereysymphony.org
Saturday, February 17, 2018Performance as Soloist with the Monterey Symphony OrchestraSunset CenterCarmel-by-the-Sea, CAConductor: Max Bragado-DarmanSaint-Saens Concerto Nr. 5http://www.montereysymphony.org
Tuesday, February 13, 2018Solo Piano Recital (Sponsored by Monterey Symphony Orchestra)All Saints Episcopal ChurchCarmel, CA 93923, USAhttp://www.montereysymphony.org
Saturday, February 10, 2018Solo Piano RecitalTeatro VillamartaJerez, SPAINmore info...
Friday, February 9, 2018Concerto Soloist with Orquesta de Valencia in SPAINPalau de la Musica46023 Valencia, SPAINConductor: Ramon TebarProkofiev Piano Concerto Nr. 2 in G minor, Op. 16http://www.palaudevalencia.com
Wednesday, January 17, 2018Chamber music recital with Solera QuartetFarnsworh Art MuseumRockland, MAINEBay Chamber ConcertsEnescu Piano Quintet Op. 29more info...
Monday, December 18, 2017Solo Piano RecitalTeatro PrincipalPontevedra, Spainmore info...
Saturday, December 9, 2017Chamber Music Recital with the Solera String QuartetNIcholas Roerich MuseumNew York, NYhttp://www.roerich.org
Friday, November 24, 2017Soloist with Filarmonica Banatul of Timisoara, ROMANIASala CapitolTimisoara, ROMANIAConductor: Bruno ApreaProkofiev Piano Concert Nr. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16http://www.filarmonicabanatul.ro
Saturday, November 18, 2017Solo piano recitalXVI Festival Internacional de Piano Rafael OrozcoCordoba, SPAINmore info...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017Solo Piano RecitalJohn Wesley UMCHouston, TXCypress Creek Face Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichmentmore info...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017Solo Piano RecitalCypress Creek Foundation for the ArtsHouston, TXmore info...
Saturday, October 21, 2017Solo Piano Recital (Octobre Musicale de Carthage)Tunis, TUNISIAhttp://www.acropoliumcarthage.com
Sunday, October 8, 2017Chamber Music Recital with the Solera String QuartetRecital Hall (James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center)Huntstville, TXhttp://www.soleraquartet.com
Saturday, October 7, 2017Chamber Music Recital with violinist DYLANA JENSONRecital Hall (James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center)Huntsville, TXhttp://www.dylanajenson.com
Thursday, September 28, 2017Soloist with Filarmonica Dinu Lipatti of Satu Mare (ROMANIA)Satu Mare, ROMANIAConductor: Robert HoulihanBartok Piano Concerto Nr. 3http://www.filarmonicasm.ro
Thursday, September 21, 2017Soloist with Tirgu Mures Philharmonic (Filarmonica de Stat Tirgu Mures)Palatul Culturii, sala mare (Palace of Culture, Great Hall)Tirgu Mures, ROMANIAConductor: Ilarion Ionescu GalatiBeethoven Piano Concerto Nr. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37http://www.filarmonicams.ro
Thursday, September 14, 2017Soloist with the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de ColombiaTeatro ColonBogota, COLOMBIAConductor: Rossen MilanovRachmaninov Concerto Nr. 3, Op. 30http://www.sinfonica.com.com
Thursday, September 14, 2017Soloist with Paul Constantinescu PhilharmonicPloiesti , ROMANIAConductor: Radu PostavaruPaul Constantinescu Piano Concerto and Paul Constantinescu Triple Concertohttp://www.filarmonicaploiesti.eu
August 24 - 30, 2017Residency at the Crescent City Chamber Music Festival 2017New Orleans, LAChamber music concerts with the Manhattan Chamber Players (http://manhattanchamberplayers.com)more info...
Thursday, July 27, 2017Residency at the APF-SBI International Piano Festival (July 27 - August 6)West Chester University of PennsylvaniaWest Chester, PAhttp://www.apforum.us
Friday, July 21, 2017Solo Piano RecitalMiami International Piano FestivalFort-Lauderdale/Davie, FLhttps://www.cultureowl.com/miami/events/view/spanish-pianist-josu-de-solaun
Saturday, July 15, 2017Chamber Music Recital with violinist Jesus ReinaAdolfo and Marisela Cotilla GalleryFort Lauderdalte - Davie, FL 33314Part of the summer session of the Miami International Piano Festival (Miami Piano Festival Academy)www.miamipianofestacademy.com
Tuesday, July 11, 2017Solo Piano RecitalTaplin Auditorium (Princeton University)Princeton, NJhttps://www.golandskyinstitute.org/symposium/2017-international-piano-festival/program-de-solaun
July 11 - 25, 2017Residency at the Miami International Piano Festival ACADEMYMiami, FLORIDAhttp://www.miamipianofestacademy.com
Monday, July 10, 2017Chamber music recital with violinist Jesus ReinaTaplin AuditoriumPrinceton, NJhttps://www.golandskyinstitute.org/symposium/2017-international-piano-festival/Works by Dvorak, Janacek, Enescu, and Sarasate
July 3 - 6, 2017Residency at the Valencia International Performance Academy and FestivalVIPA 2017Valencia, SPAINmore info...
Saturday, May 28, 2017Participation in MALAGA CLASICA INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVALChamber Music Recitals (May 28 - June 4, 2017)Malaga, SPAINhttp://www.malagaclasica.com
Friday, May 12, 2017Soloist with Filarmonica Moldova IASIIasi, ROMANIAConductor: Horia AndreescuKhachaturian Piano Concerto (exact concert still TBD)http://www.filarmonicais.ro
Friday, May 5, 2017Chamber Music RecitalUNA (Universidad Nacional de las Artes)Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tuesday, May 2, 2017Solo Piano RecitalUNA (Universidad Nacional de las Artes)Buenos Aires, Argentina
Wednesday, April 26, 2017Solo Piano RecitalJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center (Recital Hall)Huntsville, TXhttp://www.shsu.edu/campus_life/pac/
Tuesday, April 18, 2017Chamber Music RecitalJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center (Recital Hall)Huntsville, TXwith Masahito Suhighara, alto saxophone, and Patricia Card, clarinetM. Bruch 8 Pieces for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, Op. 83http://www.shsu.edu/campus_life/pac/
Wednesday, March 29 2017Soloist with Paul Constantinescu Philharmonic OrchestraIon Baciu Concert HallPloiesti, ROMANIAConductor: Radu PostavaruRachmaninov Concert Nr. 3, Op. 30
Friday, March 24, 2017Soloist with George Enescu Philharmonic of BucharestRomanian AthenaeumBucharest ROMANIAConductor: Christian BadeaMozart Concerto K. 467http://www.festivalenescu.ro
Thursday, March 23, 2017Soloist with George Enescu Philharmonic of BucharestRomanian AthenaeumBucharest, ROMANIAConductor: Christian BadeaMozart Concerto K. 467http://www.festivalenescu.ro
Friday, March 17, 2017Solo Piano RecitalNicholas Roerich MuseumNew York, NYhttp://www.roerich.org
Friday, March 10, 2017Chamber Music RecitalJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TXwith pianist ILonka Rus-EderySonata in C Major for piano four-hands, D. 812, GRAND DUOhttp://www.shsu.edu/campus_life/pac/
Sunday, March 5, 2017Chamber music recital with violinist Jesus ReinaPalacio EuskaldunaBilbao, SPAINFestival Musika-Musica de Bilbaohttp://www.euskalduna.eus
Saturday, March 4, 2017Chamber music recital with violinist Jesus ReinaPalacio EuskaldunaBilbao, SPAINFestival Musika-Musica de Bilbaohttp://www.euskalduna.eus
Thursday, March 2, 2017Solo Piano RecitalAuditorio Martin CodaxVigo, SPAINPrimer Festival Internacional Jueves Clasicos de VIGOmore info...
Saturday, February 11, 2017Chamber Music Recital with Clarinetist MARK NUCCIO (principal clarinetist of the Houston Symphony)River Oaks Country ClubHouston, TXChamber music recital for the Houston Symphon Legacy Societyhttp://www.riveroakscc.net
Sunday, January 14, 2017Chamber Music RecitalSalle Claude TemmenVerneuil-Sur-Avre, FRANCEWith cellist Juliette Herlin, violinist Amaury Coeytaux, and pianist Anna Petrova
Tuesday, December 6, 2016Solo Piano RecitalFilarmonica OlteniaCraiova, ROMANIAhttp://www.filarmonica-oltenia.ro
Tuesday, November 8, 2016Soloist with SHSU Symphony OrchestraJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TX, USAConductor: Jacob SustaitaSaint-Saens Piano Concerto Nr. 5, "Egyptian"
Thursday, October 20, 2016Chamber Music Recital (collaboration with the Kolonneh Chamber Players)James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center (Recital Hall)Huntsville, TXDvorak's PIANO QUINTET in A MAJOR, Op. 51http://www.shsu.edu/campus_life/pac/
Sunday, October 16, 2016Solo Piano RecitalPearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts (PEARLFORMANCE CONCERT SERIES)Houston, TXWorks by Chopin, Schumann and Brahmshttp://www.pearlmfa.org
Friday, October 14, 2016Chamber Music Concert (Project Music Heals Us, Season 3, Opening Concert)First Congregational ChurchMadison, CTWith violist MOLLY CARRSchumann: Marchenbilder, Op. 113; Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, selections; Schubert: Die Winterreise, selections; Bartok: Rumanian Folk Danceshttp://www.projectmusichealsu.com
Saturday, September 24, 2016Solo Piano RecitalRomanian AthenaeumBucharest, ROMANIAWorks by George Enescu, Elliott Carter, F. Chopinhttp://www.artexim.ro
Friday, September 16, 2016Soloist with Banatul Philharmonic of Timisoara (Enescu-Bartok Music Days)Sala CapitolTimisoara, ROMANIAConductor: Haoran LiKhachaturian Piano Concertohttp://www.filarmonicabanatul.ro
Wednesday, September 7, 2016Four-hands Piano Recital (Bruckner's First Symphony, arr. for four hands)James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center (Recital Hall)Huntsville, TXwith pianist Mario AschauerBruckner Symphony Nr. 1 (arr. for four-hands by Ferdinand Lowe)http://www.shsu.edu/campus_life/pac/
Wednesday, August 31, 2016Solo Piano RecitalJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center (Recital Hall)Huntsville, TXMusic by Schumann, Brahms, Chopin, and Wagnerhttp://www.shsu.edu/campus_life/pac/
Tuesday, August 30, 2016Solo Piano RecitalDudley Recital HallHouston, TXhttp://www.uh.edu/class/music/Music by Chopin and Schumannhttp://www.uh.edu/class/music/
Sunday, August 21, 2016Chamber Music Recital (Crescent City Chamber Music Festival)Rayne Memorial United Methodist ChurchNew Orleans, LA 70115E. Chausson Concerto for Piano, Violin, and String Quartet (with Manhattan Chamber Players and Caroline Goulding, violin)more info...
Friday, August 19, 2016Chamber Music Recital (Crescent City Chamber Music Festival)Dixon HallNew Orleans, LA 70118E. Chausson Concerto for Piano, Violin, and String Quartet (with Manhattan Chamber Players and Caroline Goulding, violin)more info...
Sunday, July 31, 2016Solo Piano RecitalGuangzhou Opera House - Small TheaterGuangzhou, CHINAhttp://www.wupromotion.com
Saturday, July 30, 2016Solo Piano RecitalChongqing Guotai Concert HallChonqing, CHINAhttp://www.wupromotion.com
Thursday, July 28, 2016Solo Piano RecitalNanjing Cultural and Arts CenterNanjing, CHINAhttp://www.wupromotion.com
Tuesday, July 26, 2016Solo Piano RecitalSuzhou Cultural and Arts Center - Performance HallSuzhou, CHINAhttp://www.wupromotion.com
Monday, July 25, 2016Solo Piano RecitalShanghai City TheatreShanghai, CHINAhttp://www.wupromotion.com
Sunday, July 24, 2016Solo Piano RecitalShanghai Oriental Art CenterShanghai, CHINAhttp://www.wupromotion.com
Friday, July 22, 2016Solo Piano RecitalChongqing Guotai Concert Hall - Small HallChongqing, CHINAhttp://www.wupromotion.com
Wednesday, July 20, 2016Solo Piano RecitalXi´an Concert HallXi´an, CHINAhttp://www.wupromotion.com
Tuesday, July 19, 2016Solo Piano RecitalDalian Development Area Grand Theater - Small TheaterDalian, CHINAhttp://www.wupromotion.com
Sunday, July 17, 2016Solo Piano RecitalTianjin Concert HallTianjin, CHINAhttp://www.wupromotion.com
Saturday, July 16, 2016Solo Piano RecitalBei Hang University - Cheng Xing Concert HallBeijing, CHINAhttp://www.wupromotion.com
Friday, July 15, 2016Solo Piano RecitalNational Centre for the Performing Arts - MF TheaterBeijing, CHINAhttp://www.wupromotion.com
Sunday, July 10, 2016Solo Piano RecitalTaplin Auditorium, Fine HallPrinceton, NJWorks by Enescu, Brahms and Granadosmore info...
Friday, June 17, 2016Concerto Soloist with Orquesta de Valencia in SPAINPalau de la Musica46023 Valencia, SPAINS. Rachmaninoff's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Nr. 3, in D Minorhttp://www.palaudevalencia.com
Sunday, May 29, 2016Chamber Music RecitalMalaga Clasica Chamber International Chamber Music Festival (4th Edition)Malaga, SPAINwith Nils Georg Nilsen, Jesus Rina, Regi Papa, Eleanor Kendra James, Ben Capps, and Anna PetrovaRichard Strauss's Morgen, Op. 27 Nr. 4, and Zueignung, Op. 10 Nr. 1 (arr. for voice and ensemble).
Saint-Saens's Danse Macabre, Op. 40 (arr. for two pianos by Saint-Saens)
more info...
Friday, May 27, 2016Chamber Music RecitalMalaga Clasica Chamber International Chamber Music Festival (4th Edition)Malaga, SPAINwith violinist Anna NilsenKarol Szymanowski's Mythes, Op. 30, for violin and pianomore info...
Thursday, May 26, 2016Chamber Music RecitalMalaga Clasica Chamber International Chamber Music Festival (4th Edition)Malaga, SPAINwith tenor Nils Georg Nilsen and pianist Anna PetrovaRobert Schumann's complete Dichterliebe, Op. 48 and P. I. Tchaikovsky's Suite from the Nutcrackker (arr. Economou)more info...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016Chamber Music RecitalMalaga Clasica Chamber International Chamber Music Festival (4th Edition)Malaga, SPAINwith violinist Jesus ReinaGeorge Enescu' s Impressions d' enfance, Op. 28more info...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016Chamber Music RecitalMalaga Clasica Chamber International Chamber Music Festival (4th Edition)Malaga, SPAINwith Regi Papa, Chieh-Fan Yiu, Ben Capps, and Jorge MunozFranz Schubert's Quintet "The Trout", D. 667, for piano and stringsmore info...
Saturday, May 7, 2016Soloist with the North Shore Symphony Orchestra of New YorkPlainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kenneddy H. S. AuditoriumPlainview, NY 11803Conductor: Susan DeaverBeethoven's Triple Concerto, Op. 56, with violinist Anton Polezhayev and cellist Jeong-Yoon Park.http://northshoresymphonyorch.org
Thursday, April 28, 2016Soloist with Ploiesti Philarmonic OrchestraPloiesti Philharmonic Hall (Sala de Concerte Ion Baciu)Ploiesti, Prahova, ROMANIAConductor Radu PostavaruBrahms' Concerto Nr. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15http://www.filarmonicaploiesti.eu
Saturday, April 16, 2016Soloist with the Port Angeles Symphony OrchestraPort Angeles, WAConductor Jonathan PasternackRachmaninov Concerto Nr. 3http://www.portangelessymphony.org
Sunday, April 3, 2016Solo Piano RecitalThe Nassau Music SocietyNassau, BAHAMAShttp://www.thenassaumusicsociety.org
Saturday, April 2, 2016Solo Piano RecitalThe Nassau Music SocietyNassau, BAHAMAShttp://www.thenassaumusicsociety.org
Tuesday, March 29, 2016Chamber Music RecitalJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TXWith Daniel Saenz, Javier Pinell, Naomi Gjevre, Jacob Sustaita, Peggy DeMers, Nathan Koch, and Patricia CardLeos Janacek's Concertino and Frederic Chopin's Piano Concerto Nr. 2 (in original string quartet and piano version)http://www.shsu.edu/campus_life/pac/
Saturday, March 19, 2016Chamber Music Recital (Project Music Heals Us)Shoreline Homeless ShelterGuilford, CTwith Molly Carr, violist and Artistic Director of Project Music Heals UsMaurice Ravel's Ondine (from Gaspard de la Nuit)
Charles Martin Loeffler's "Two Rhapsodies" for Oboe, Viola, and Piano
Robert Schumann's Fantasiestucke, Op 73, for Clarinet and Piano
Franz Schubert's Fantasy in F minor for piano four hands, D. 940
http://www.projectmusichealsus.com/
Friday, March 18, 2016Chamber Music Recital (Project Music Heals Us)First Congregational ChurchMadison, CTwith Molly Carr, violist and Artistic Director of Project Music Heals UsMaurice Ravel's Ondine (from Gaspard de la Nuit)
Charles Martin Loeffler's "Two Rhapsodies" for Oboe, Viola, and Piano
Robert Schumann's Fantasiestucke, Op 73, for Clarinet and Piano
Franz Schubert's Fantasy in F minor for piano four hands, D. 940
http://www.projectmusichealsus.com/
Thursday, March 17, 2016Chamber Music Recital (Project Music Heals Us)The Connecticut HospiceBranford, CTwith Molly Carr, violist and Artistic Director of Project Music Heals UsMaurice Ravel's Ondine (from Gaspard de la Nuit)
Charles Martin Loeffler's "Two Rhapsodies" for Oboe, Viola, and Piano
Robert Schumann's Fantasiestucke, Op 73, for Clarinet and Piano
Franz Schubert's Fantasy in F minor for piano four hands, D. 940
http://www.projectmusichealsus.com/
Wednesday, March 9, 2016Soloist with Eastern Washington University Symphony OrchestraShowalter AuditoriumCheney, WAConductor Jeremy Briggs-RobertsBeethoven Piano Concerto Nr. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37more info...
Thursday, March 3, 2016Solo Piano RecitalNicholas Roerich MuseumNew York, NY 10025http://www.roerich.org/
Thursday, March 3, 2016Solo Piano RecitalNicholas Roerich MuseumNew York, NY 10025Works by Schumann, Brahms, and Chopinhttp://www.roerich.org
Sunday, February 21, 2016Solo Piano Recital (MIAMI INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL DEBUT)Aventura Cultural Series, Sundays at FiveAventura, FL 33180http://www.miamipianofest.com
Saturday, February 13, 2016Solo Piano RecitalSalle Claude TemmenVernueil-Sur-Avre, FRANCEWorks by Chopin, Granados and Enescu
Wednesday, February 3, 2016Solo Piano RecitalFort Bend Music CenterHouston, TXhttp://www.forummusic.orghttp://fortbendmusiccenter.com
Thursday, January 14, 2016Enescu Complete Piano Works, RECITAL IIIJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TXwith collaboration of pianist Anna Petrovahttp://www.shsu.edu/campus_life/pac/
Saturday, January 9, 2016Performance as soloist with Bilbao Symphony OrchestraTeatro BarakaldoBarakaldo, SPAINConductor Marco de ProsperisTchaikovsky's Piano Concerto Nr. 1, Op. 23http://www.bilbaorkestra.com/eng/index.php
Friday, November 6, 2015Solo Piano RecitalSteinway GalleryWestport, CT, USAWorks by George Enescumore info...
Friday, October 30, 2015Enescu Complete Piano Works, RECITAL IIJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TXhttp://www.shsu.edu/campus_life/pac/
Monday, October 26, 2015Chopin Cello Sonata with cellist Daniel SaenzJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center (Recital Hall)Huntsville, TXhttp://www.shsu.edu/campus_life/pac/
Sunday, October 18, 2015Solo Piano RecitalRomanian AthenaeumBucharest, ROMANIAOrganized by the Romanian Cultural InstituteAll-Enescu Programhttp://fge.org.ro/ro.html
Wednesday, October 14, 2015Enescu Complete Piano Works, RECITAL IJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts RecitalHuntsville, TXhttp://www.shsu.edu/campus_life/pac/
Tuesday, October 13, 2015Solo Piano RecitalDudley Recital Hall (University of Houston - Moores School of Music)Houston, TXhttp://www.uh.edu
Monday, October 5, 2015Schumann Piano Quartet and Quintet with Kolonneh Chamer PlayersJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center (Recital Hall)Huntsville, TXhttp://www.shsu.edu/campus_life/pac/
Wednesday, September 30, 2015Chamber Music Recital with Saxophonist Masahito SugiharaRecital Hall, James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TXWorks by Edison Denisovhttp://www.shsu.edu/campus_life/pac/
Friday, September 25, 2015Soloist with Bilbao Symphony OrchestraOtono Musical SorianoSoria, SPAINKarl Sollak, conductorManuel De Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spainhttp://www.soria.es/festivalmusical
Monday, September 21, 2015Chamber Music RecitalJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TXWith Violinist Jesus ReinaRichard Strauss's Violin Sonatahttp://www.shsu.edu/campus_life/pac/
Friday, September 4, 2015Chamber Music Recital (Bruckner Celebration)James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TXwith pianist, harpsichordist and fortepianist MARIO ASCHAUERFranz Schalk's arrangement for two pianos of Anton Bruckner's Symphony Nr. 7http://www.shsu.edu/campus_life/pac/
Tuesday, August 11, 2015Concerto Soloist with Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia (DAWN CONCERT)Belvedere di Villa Ruffolo (RAVELLO FESTIVAL)Ravello, ITALYWith violinist Stefan Tarara, and cellist Eun-Sun Hong. Broadcast from RAI Television.
Conductor: Alvise Casellati
Beethovens's Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano, Op. 56http://www.ravellofestival.com
Monday, August 10, 2015Concerto Soloist with Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice di VeneziaBelvedere di Villa Ruffolo (RAVELLO FESTIVAL)Ravello, ITALYWith violinist Stefan Tarara, and cellist Eun-Sun Hong. Broadcast from RAI Television.
Conductor: Alvise Casellati
Beethovens's Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano, Op. 56http://www.ravellofestival.com
Friday, May 29, 2015Participation in MALAGA CLASICA Chamber Music Festival (MAY 29 - JUNE 7)MALAGA CLASICA 2015 CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVALMalaga, SPAINFROM MAY 29 to JUNE 7, 2015more info...
Thursday, May 14, 2015Chamber Music PerformanceVIRGINIA ARTS FESTIVAL (Robert Hixon Theater)Norfolk, VAmore info...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015Chamber Music PerformanceVIRGINIA ARTS FESTIVAL (Miller Studio Theatre)Virginia Beach, VAmore info...
Thursday, April 30, 2015Chamber Music Recital with Violinist Javier PinellJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TXhttp://www.shsu.edu/campus_life/pac/
Wednesday, April 22, 2015DUO PIANO RECITAL WITH PIANIST ANNA PETROVAJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TXhttp://www.shsu.edu/campus_life/pac/
Monday, April 20, 2015Solo Piano RecitalGanz HallChicago, ILhttp://www.josudesolaun.com
Thursday, April 9, 2015Solo Piano RecitalTeatro Infanta Leonor23004 Jaen, SPAINInaugural Recital for JAEN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION 2015Works by Enescu and Schumannhttp://premiopiano.dipujaen.es
Monday, April 6, 2015Solo Piano RecitalAuditorio Ciudad de LeonLeon, SPAINWorks by Enescu and Schumannwww.auditorioleon.es
Thursday, March 19, 2015Solo Piano RecitalThe Zinc BarNew York, NY 10012www.zincbar.comWorks by Granados and Albenizmore info...
Tuesday, March 17, 2015Solo Piano RecitalRecital Hall, James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TX, 77340Works by Enescu, Schumann, Granados and Albenizhttp://www.shsu.edu/campus_life/pac/
Thursday, March 12, 2015Solo Piano Recital (Benefit for PONY - Piano Outreach of New York)130 East 80th Street (2nd Floor Salon)New York, NYWorks by Schumann and Granadoshttp://www.pianooutreach.org
Sunday, March 8, 2015Solo Piano RecitalNicholas Roerich MuseumNew York, NY 10025Works by Enescu and Schumannhttp://www.roerich.org
Monday, March 2, 2015Chamber Music Recital with bassoonist Nathan KochJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TXhttp://www.shsu.edu/campus_life/pac/
Saturday, February 28, 2015Solo Piano RecitalThe Schubert Club of Fairfield CountyWestport, CTmore info...
Saturday, February 21, 2015Solo Piano RecitalWilson AuditoriumMontgomery, ALWorks by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Enescuhttp://www.mmfa.org
Monday, February 16, 2015Solo Piano RecitalRecital Hall, James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TXhttp://www.shsu.edu/campus_life/pac/
Sunday, February 8, 2015Duo Piano RecitalBentwater Yacht ClubMontgomery, TXBentwater's Sunday Concert Seriesmore info...
Thursday, January 22, 2015Soloist with Ploiesti PhilharmonicPloiesti, ROMANIAConductor: Ovidiu BalanRachmaninov's Concerto Nr. 2, Op. 18http://www.filarmonicaploiesti.eu
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"Continuing the theme of the Monterey Symphony’s present season — “Concert Grand” — a season that includes in each concert a piano concerto soloist, we had the pleasure of hearing pianist Josu de Solaun returning to perform for us for the third time. Joining Conductor Max Bragado-Darman and the Monterey Symphony musicians, Solaun was soloist in a rarely heard concerto, the Concerto No. in F Major, Op. 103 by Camille Saint-Saëns.

Composed in Luxor during one of Saint-Saëns’ many visits to Egypt and exploiting his use of melodic elements of the harmonic minor scale, this concerto been called the “Egyptian,” and this name is quite appropriate. The first two movements have a hint of things mysterious and exotic, and Solaun produced gorgeous sounding passages and phrases in which he brought out the best qualities of the Monterey Symphony’s Hamburg Steinway. The final movement is a virtuosic, kaleidoscopic toccata that requires fingers of steel and tight control to keep it from running away with itself. Solaun faced off the challenge and succeeded in bringing the concerto to a wildly successful conclusion. The audience acclaim was so enthusiastic he was recalled to perform one encore — one of Debussy’s Preludes, Ondine, which Solaun informed us from the stage continued the ambience of French music heard previously in the Saint-Saëns Concerto. He also added that Ondine depicted a playful and malicious water sprite. In this brief little piece, Solaun demonstrated his absolute and magical control of subtle sonorities and tonal colors. It was gorgeous playing."
Lynn BronsonPENINSULA REVIEWS
"Solaun rebasó las más optimistas especulaciones y bordó una versión sencillamente excepcional [del Segundo Concierto Op. 16 de Prokofiev]. Apoyado en un pianismo poderoso, sabio, de exquisita factura y grandiosa musicalidad, protagonizó una versión de referencia de la vanguardista obra maestra. Después de esta interpretación memorable, hay que afirmar sin tapujos ni más rodeos que estamos ante uno de los más interesantes y prometedores valores del teclado contemporáneo.
Pocos pianistas del circuito internacional existen tan capacitados para abordar este desafío [el Segundo Concierto Op. 16 de Prokofiev] como De Solaun, dominador de una resplandeciente técnica de intenso calado dramático, en la que asoman con fuerza el origen soviético de su depurada escuela pianística –Horacio Gutiérrez, cubano formado en Moscú; Nina Svetlanova, alumna de Heinrich Neuhaus- y una cultura pianística, una capacidad de trabajo y un talento natural absolutamente excepcionales.
Fue así una versión de intenso fundamento pianístico, como exige el tremendo caballo de batalla que supone afrontar en una sala de conciertos una obra de semejante dificultad, y que alcanzó su paroxismo en la imponente cadencia del primer movimiento, la más extensa y quizá también compleja de todo el repertorio pianístico. Josu de Solaun la afrontó con la naturalidad, fortaleza, poderío, opulencia sonora y sentido expresivo que iluminó toda su actuación. El público -que no es sordo a pesar de tanta tos y tanto aplauso a destiempo- captó de inmediato el prodigio que se produjo en el escenario, al que en absoluto fue ajeno el atento e involucrado acompañamiento brindado por Ramón Tebar y los profesores de la OV. La ovación al pianistazo fue clamorosa, propia de las grandes ocasiones, y posibilitó la audición, ya fuera de programa, de una tiernísima y coloreada versión de La Maja y el ruiseñor de Granados que llevó al límite las dinámicas más tenues y sutiles del piano. Fue el anticlímax perfecto al intenso fuego prokofieviano, y preludio de la segunda propina, una Ondine cargada de reflejos y transparencias que remitía al más puro Debussy. ¡Inolvidable! "
Justo RomeroLevante - EMV
"De Solaun lets expression lead at all times, no matter how intense the virtuosity. There’s a bouncy vitality to his playing, a warm and intimate approach to phrasing and a beautifully mellow tone. "Jessica DuchenBBC Music Magazine
"De Solaun is a pianist that displays sensitivity, finely measured power and sterling interpretations. [...] electric virtuosity, exquisite pedaling, a gorgeous tone, and a lacelike refined touch."Monterey Herald
"In Rachmaninov's 3rd Piano Concerto, there was never any doubt about De Solaun’s technical mastery and he dazzled us with a ferocious last movement, the conclusion of which brought members of the audience to their feet in a frenzy of excited applause."Lyn BronsonPeninsula Reviews
"Josu De Solaun, the Spanish sensation"NAXOS RECORDS
"A brilliant and sophisticated musician. [...] Exceptional pedaling and refined touch. [...] An ardent, beautifully crafted rendition. [...] De Solaun's piano playing reflects an individual voice without ever losing respect for the score. His performances exude passion and confidence. "Inesa GegpriftiSouth Florida Classical Reviews
"A story about the forgotten beauty of another world, spoken in almost contemporary key, with classical sparkles, was brought to us by Josu de Solaun from Spain in his vision on the Concerto in B Flat Minor by Tchaikovsky. [...] With depths and refinements where you would not have expected to hear an inner voice supporting a melody, in the polyphonies which he proved to have been in love with ever since we listened to the Enescu Sonata, during the semi-finals, or with aplomb and nerve in the rapid sections of the concerto. In a exceptional concerto, Josu de Solaun can be, at the same time, classical and romantic and contemporary. His mode of thinking is mature, everything is claimed, owned."Sabina UlubeanuGeorge Enescu Festival News
"De Solaun brings a clear authority to the music, which he plays with unassuming sensitivity."Graham LockInternational Piano Magazine
"The afternoon continued with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto. This is a piece widely known as one of the greatest piano concertos, not only for its virtuoso demands on the pianist, but also for the emotional depth of its romantic themes. Pianist Josu De Solaun, the soloist in this performance, who, though only 29, is an internationally acclaimed pianist who has already performed in many of the great concert halls in the world. After Solaun walked out on stage, the familiar opening theme of the first movement swept over the hall. Solaun complemented the serene opening with a hint of the colors he would coax from the piano that afternoon. The concerto drove on, and at each break in the orchestra, Solaun was prepared with another feat of virtuosity, his fingers dancing up and down the keyboard. Before anyone knew it, the piece came to its momentous closing, and Solaun jumped from the bench to embrace Bragado before turning to the wildly applauding and cheering audience. Solaun’s performance closed an afternoon that will not quickly be forgotten."Brian BekkerPeninsula Reviews
"[...] el dominio técnico de De Solaun, pero también su familiaridad y empatía con estos pentagramas, las mismas que le permiten ir más allá de las notas para jugar con ellas e insuflarles esa vida que tienen las auténticas interpretaciones... [...]"Juan Carlos MorenoRITMO
"El único artista del mundo que ha grabado la obra completa para piano solo del compositor rumano. Su soberbia interpretación hace de esta grabación una referencia y le avala como uno de los más grandes pianistas de nuestro país."Nuria Blanco AlvarezCODALARIO
"De Solaun brachte für diese vielschichtige Konzertsonate alle wesentlichen Qualitäten mit: eine verlässliche Fingertechnik von hoher Antrittsschnelligkeit, poetischen Klangsinn und mentalen Überblick. [...] Sein Chopin-Nocturne erhielt unter seinen Händen noble Klangkultur, melodisches Strömen und reiche Nebenstimmen-Belebung. Auch die 4. Ballade f-moll op. 52 verriet einen Pianisten, der selbst in der horrend schwierigen Coda keine technischen Rücksichten nehmen muss, außerdem einen Musiker, der seine glänzenden Fähigkeiten ganz in den Dienst des Werkes stellt. "Nikolaus FreyFuldaer Zeitung
"Sein Vortrag von Chopins Nocturne ließ einen Musiker erkennen, der eine kantable Oberstimme farblich stark von den harmonischen Stimmführungen abzusetzen weiß und die Schönheit poetischen Klavierspiels mit grosser Ruhe entwickelt. Dass ihm auch das virtuose Element zu Gebote steht, bewies er in der bravourösen Coda des Impromptu Fis- Dur op. 36. Mit dem Chopin Rondo op. 16 zeigte der Spanier De Solaun ein kapriziöses Klavierspiel von gauklerischer Leichtigkeit, sprühender Funken und charmantem Übermut."Nikolaus FreyFuldaer Zeitung
"Estamos, no sólo ante la primera grabación de la obra completa para piano solo de George Enescu –lo que ya le da un rango de importancia histórica–, sino ante versiones de referencia, de un pianista español que ha entrado en el contexto internacional como un auténtico aldabonazo que, más pronto que tarde, le pondrá al lado de los más importantes pianistas del presente."Aurelio Martinez SecoCODALARIO
"Amprentând profund tot ceea ce interpretează, Josu de Solaun s-a dovedit a fi un artist al stărilor extreme, întregul său demers interpretativ remarcându- se printr-o poeticitate de rară intensitate, o plajă dinamică de o capacitate impresionantă şi o fluiditate continuă (pauzele dintre piesele aceluiaşi ciclu – ca în cazul dansurilor schumanniene ori al intermezzo-urilor brahmsiene – şi chiar dintre lucrări diferite rezumându- se doar la nivelul unor scurte respiraţii). Menţinându-şi exprimarea într-un flux tensional aproape neîntrerupt, pianistul şi-a asumat, curajos, concepţia unitară asupra amplului său recital, privit ca un scenariu populat de personaje stilistice diferite, fiecare dintre ele urmându- şi traseul unic într-un ansamblu de intenţii polifuncţionale."Loredana BaltazarACTUALITATEA MUZICALA - October 2016
"Estamos ante una grabación de importancia histórica -es la primera-, que además ha sido realizada para Naxos (Grand Piano) por uno de los más prestigiosos y brillantes pianistas españoles de la actualidad. De Solaun dejará mella en la música española, sin duda, como un artista especialmente valioso al que cuesta entender, en el que cuesta adentrarse por la intensidad y profundidad de su mensaje personal y artístico. Ha sucedido con muchos de nuestros más valiosos intérpretes y todo apunta a que este pianista, afincado en EEUU desde hace años, anotará su nombre con letras de oro en nuestros libros. Ya lo ha hecho con estos tres volúmenes pianísticos dedicados a la obra completa de Enescu. Un trabajo ímprobo del que sólo cabe hablar desde la admiración. "Aurelio Martinez SecoCODALARIO
"... Artistul şi-a început recitalul de la Ateneul Român cu Arabesca op. 18 de Schumann, ca o fulgurantă cortină sonoră pentru discursul muzical proiectat. Miniatura schumanniană a creat o atmosferă de intimitate poe- tică, menţinută pe întregul parcurs al serii. [...] Solistul a trecut cu mobilitate expresivă demnă de remarcat de la dramatism la inti- mitatea dialogului poetic, de la implicarea pasionată la extazul liric, la comunicarea stării de însingurare, culminând cu izbucnirea de dispe- rare a eroului îndrăgostit spre finalul ciclului. [...] solistul ne-a indus permanent ideea că îşi cântăsieşi, fiind cucerit integral de fericirea creaţiei muzicale instantanee [...]. Programul s-a încheiat,cu
preludiile Ondine şi Feux d’artifices de Claude Debussy, impresionând audienţa prin farmecul nuanţelor şi culorilor infinitezimale, cu spiritul ludic ingenuu şi totodată atent elaborat..."
Lavinia ComanACTUALITATEA MUZICALA - January 2016
"O altă reuşită notabilă am urmărit în programul lui Josu De Solaun, care a conferit dramatism şi poezie celor şase piese op. 118 de Joh. Brahms, într-un montaj de o emoţionantă autenticitate. [...] Atât de puternică era această exuberanţă în cântat, încât simţeai cum artistul se topeşte de fericire şi cum te ia pe sus în lumea lui plină de frumuseţe. [...] a electrizat auditoriul numeros de la Ateneul Român"Lavinia ComanADEVARUL - September 2014
"Virtuosismo superlativo, lleno de matices"EL MUNDO
"[...] éloquence et poésie, virtuosité et sens de la suggestion, maîtrise de la forme... [...]"Jean-Charles HoffeleARTAMAG'
"[...] Posesor al unei tehnici virtuoze, pianistul spaniol Josu de Solaun [...]"Despina Petecel-TheodoruACTUALITATEA MUZICALA - April 2017
"...Josu de Solaun a reuşit să pătrundă în culisele acestei muzici feerice şi stranii, cu patos, cu voluptate, cu încântare, armonizându-şi anvergura temperamentală cu bogăţia, varietatea şi frumuseţea ei intrinseci. [...] spiritul pasionat [...] cântând într-o stare de totală extrovertire, cu anvergură concertistică..."Despina Petecel-TheodoruACTUALITATEA MUZICALA - February 2017
"[...] transparenţa momentelor de cantilenă nocturnă au condus ascultătorii în atmosfera onirică creată cu măiestrie de solistul magician... [...]"Sanda Hirlav MaistoroviciACTUALITATEA MUZICALA - December 2017
"[...] un pianista de formidables cualidades: técnica refinada, claro en los planteamientos musicales, expresivo hasta en los más pequeños detalles."Juan Miguel Moreno CalderonDiario de Cordoba
"El refinamiento estilístico y armónico de Chopin se hizo presente en la interpretación de su Concierto para piano y orquesta N° 2, teniendo como invitado al pianista valenciano Josu de Solaun, primer español en ganar el Concurso Internacional de Piano José Iturbi de Valencia 2006 y cuyo instrumento fue una fuente constante de afable sonoridad y musicalidad en el “Maestoso”, primer movimiento en el que la sutil lectura de Bragado-Darman logró que las cuerdas de los violines literalmente acariciaran por momentos cada nota con emotiva suavidad. En el “Larghetto” no cesó la intimidad del piano ni el sentimentalismo de la orquesta, y en el “Allegre vivace” final de Solaun ofreció una interpretación dinámica, habilidosa e incesante."Ramon JacquesTIEMPO DE MUSICA
"Rares sont les interpretes, comme De Solaun, qui restituent les mouvements d’ensemble avec une telle clarté, sans se perdre dans l’eparpillement virtuose."Stephane FriederichPIANISTE
"Delicado y exquisito solista"Miguel Angel NepomucenoDiario de Leon
"Una interpretación trepidante, electrizante, luminosa y esplendorosa. Su manera de aproximar el dedo a la tecla, descubriendo el sonido que esconde cada cuerda, los desarrolló con tan alto nivel de refinamiento que transportaba al oyente a una subyugante atmósfera musical de mágico efecto."Jose Antonio CantonSCHERZO
"Un program cu totul captivant a adus pianistul spaniol Josu de Solaun, câştigător, şi domnia sa, al precedentei ediţii a Concursului enescian. Dispune de o imaginaţie artistică ce operează realmente constructiv la nivelul unor zone stilistice distincte cum este muzica germană romantică de la Schumann şi Brahms la Wagner, dar şi în creaţia lui Fredric Chopin."Dumitru AvakianACTUALITATEZA MUZICALA - October 2016
"...un músico sorprendente al que habrá que seguir con atención, ya que probablemente estemos ante uno de los pianistas más dignos de ser escuchados del actual panorama internacional..."Francisco Jaime PantinCODALARIO
"[...] dio muestras de una exquisita musicalidad en la articulación melódica, por ejemplo, en el tema principal del último movimiento."Cesar RusLas Provincias
"[...] resultaron encomiables la fuerza, el poderío y la asunción del discurso vanguardista que tanto escándalo causó en su día. [...] Solaun aprovechó el carácter de este movimiento para demostrar que, si conviene, puede tocar también con suavidad y delicadeza, como haría después en las propinas. Y, también cuando convino, tuvo músculo, mucho músculo. [...] El piano, después, siguió superando dificultades en ataques, saltos, ritmo y potencia. Pero nunca como alarde gratuito, sino ateniéndose a una abrumadora lógica musical."Rosa SoláValencia Plaza
" De Solaun supo traducir el exigente virtuosismo demandado y el encantador lirismo contenido en la forma sonata, subrayando el carácter “internacional” de la partitura"Joaquín Piñeiro BlancaLa Voz Del Sur
"Si su versión de las obras de Debussy dejó boquiabierto al respetable, la interpretación que hizo de Los Paisajes de Mompou mereció de por sí sola el haber asistido al concierto."Jesus Sanchez-FerragutDiario De Jerez
"El segon dels concerts per a piano de Prokofiev és un dels difícils cavalls de batalla del repertori i per abordar-ho fa falta un pianista amb agalles, temperament i tècnica excepcional. Josu de Solaun té aquests valors a les seues mans i en el seu ideari i va oferir una versió tan impetuosa com ben quallada [...] Un excepcional intèrpret amb una intenció pròpia [...]"Antonio GascóEl Periódico Mediterráneo

INTERVIEWS

Entrevista con Aurelio Martinez SecoAurelio Martinez SecoCODALARIO 2016
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Entrevista con Luis SunenLuis SunenSCHERZO 2018
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Entrevista con Paz Ramos (seccion "Promesas Cumplidas")Paz RamosMELOMANO 2009
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Entrevista con Gonzalo Perez ChamorroGonzalo Perez ChamorroRITMO 2015
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Interview in English with Simona Fodor (Bucharest 2016)SIMONA FODORROMANIA INSIDER 2016
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Interview in Romanian with Cristina EnescuCristina EnescuZIARUL METROPOLIS 2017
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Entrevista con Felix ArdanazFelix ArdanazMELOMANO 2015
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Segunda Entrevista con Gonzalo Perez ChamorroGonzalo Perez ChamorroRITMO 2016
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ARTICLES

"Josu De Solaun, del Iturbi a la elite pianistica"Alexis MoyaEL MUNDO
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Articulo sobre actuacion de Josu De Solaun en el Auditorio Ciudad de Leon, 2015Fulgencio FernandezLA NUEVA CRONICA
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"El pianista de origen vasco Josu De Solaun gana el prestigioso Concurso Enescu"Cesar CocaEL CORREO
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"El pianista valenciano Josu De Solaun gana el premio Iturbi"EL PAIS
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Italy


Alexandra Solea

Piazza Josè de San Martin 1
00197 Rome, ITALY

info@soleartmanagement.com
soleartmanagement@legalmail.it
www.soleartmanagement.com


Spain


María González/Sara Lavín

Calle Rodríguez Arias, 23 - 2º Dpto. 2
48011 Bilbao, SPAIN

+34 944 104 746
+34 615 711 992
+ 34 944 218 582
maria@iberkonzert.com
agencia@iberkonzert.com
www.iberkonzert.com


Romania
Florin Luchian

+40 745 065 507
florinluchian@gmail.com

Josu's Albums

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PERFORMANCE SAMPLERJosu De Solaun, pianist
http://www.josudesolaun.com
SHAREVIEW
TVE DOCUMENTARY EXCERPTShort Excerpt from Spanish National TV Documentary (TVE)SHAREVIEW
Josu De Solaun's performance featured by David Dubal (Minute 20:20)
"The Piano Matters", WWFM
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Interview with David Osenberg
"Cadenza", WWFM
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Entrevista con Mario Mora
"Clasica Cafe", CLASICA FM
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Entrevista con Jesus Trujillo (Minuto 53:23)
"La darsena", RTVE
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Entrevista con German Garcia Tomas
"Sinfonia Capital", Capital Radio
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Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
Schéhérazade
from "Mascaras", Op. 34
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Leos Janácek (1854-1928)
V Mlhách ("En La Niebla")
I. Andante
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Leos Janácek (1854-1928)
V Mlhách ("En La Niebla")
II. Molto Adagio
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Leos Janácek (1854-1928)
V Mlhách ("En La Niebla")
III. Andantino
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Leos Janácek (1854-1928)
V Mlhách ("En La Niebla")
IV. Presto
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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826
I. Sinfonia
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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826
II. Allemande
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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826
III. Courante
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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826
IV. Sarabande
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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826
V. Rondeaux
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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Partita No. 2 In C Minor, BWV 826
VI. Capriccio
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Frédéric Chopin (1810-1949)
Nocturne In B Major, Op. 62 No. 1
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Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
Sonata No. 3 In F-Sharp Minor, Op. 23
I. Dramatico
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Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
Sonata No. 3 In F-Sharp Minor, Op. 23
II. Allegretto
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Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
Sonata No. 3 In F-Sharp Minor, Op. 23
III. Andante - Attaca
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Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
Sonata No. 3 In F-Sharp Minor, Op. 23
IV. Presto Con Fuoco
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