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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. 32016
Described by Pablo Casals as "the greatest musical phenomenon since Mozart", George Enescu's prodigious virtuosity as a violinist, pianist and conductor made him one of the most renowned musicians of his day. His fascination with the indigenous music of Romania can be heard in the haunting melodies of his Nocturne, and the Pièces Impromptues that conclude with an uncanny evocation of bells in the remarkable Carillon Nocturne. The massive First Piano Sonata lays a strong claim to be one of the 20th century's greatest. This third and final volume dedicated to Enescu’s piano works shows the unique blend of influences he acquired during his teenage years in Vienna and Paris. These start with his Brahms-like treatment of the piano as a symphonic instrument in the Scherzo and Ballade to the infusion of French late-Romanticism and Fauré in the Impromptus. The crowning achievement of these early compositions is the Suite dans le style ancien, Enescu’s first public solo piano opus, a stylised evocation of Bach seen through the prism of turn-of-the-century Paris.
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Enescu: Complete Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 22016
Described by Pablo Casals as "the greatest musical phenomenon since Mozart", George Enescu's prodigious virtuosity as a violinist, pianist and conductor made him one of the most renowned musicians of his day. His fascination with the indigenous music of Romania can be heard in the haunting melodies of his Nocturne, and the Pièces Impromptues that conclude with an uncanny evocation of bells in the remarkable Carillon Nocturne. The massive First Piano Sonata lays a strong claim to be one of the 20th century's greatest. The four works in this second of three volumes devoted to Enescu’s piano music range over a period of more than 30 years. The earliest is the joyful, ebullient Suite ‘Des cloches sonores’, Op. 10 which covers a wide expressive range including use of the melancholy Romanian song, the doina. The Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 24 is a mercurial, puckish work, both spirited and contemplative, and the Pièce sur le nom de Fauré is a charming souvenir from one composer to another.
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Enescu: Complete Works for Solo Piano, Vol. 12016
Described by Pablo Casals as "the greatest musical phenomenon since Mozart", George Enescu's prodigious virtuosity as a violinist, pianist and conductor made him one of the most renowned musicians of his day. His fascination with the indigenous music of Romania can be heard in the haunting melodies of his Nocturne, and the Pièces Impromptues that conclude with an uncanny evocation of bells in the remarkable Carillon Nocturne. The massive First Piano Sonata lays a strong claim to be one of the 20th century's greatest. This first of three discs devoted to George Enescu’s piano music presents three significant pieces. Indebted to Romanian folk music and in three large sections, the ruminative yet striking Nocturne in D flat is a work of shifting sonorities and moods. The Pièces impromptues, Op. 18 are independent, unrelated character pieces that illuminate once again the composer’s fascination with the indigenous music of Romania. The Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 24, No. 1 is—by contrast—a massive statement characterised by harmonic surprises, innovative techniques, insistent rhythms and, in the final, slow movement, the doina, a type of Romanian song at once contemplative, nostalgic and melancholic.
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Stravinsky, I.: Soldier's Tale Suite / Octet / Les NocesJosu De Solaun & Various Artists2016
The three works on this recording were composed at a crucial juncture in Stravinsky’s musical life. The Soldier’s Tale, a small-scale theatrical work for instrumental septet, narrator and two speakers completed in 1918 [Naxos 8.573537]. It is performed here in the suite premièred in 1920. The Octet marked a new element in Stravinsky’s writing, inaugurating a turn to neo-classicism, whilst Les noces (The Wedding) is a ballet cantata impelled by dramatic motor rhythms, and once again saturated in his Russian background. Scored for pitched and unpitched percussion, vocal soloists, and mixed chorus, it is a pivotal work in Stravinsky’s development.
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Upcoming Performances

Wednesday, November 14, 2018Soloist with Orchestra de Camera Radio Bucharest (Bucharest RadiBucharest, ROMANIAConductor: Constantin Adrian GrigoreBeethoven Concerto Op. 37more info...
Thursday, November 15, 2018Concerto Soloist with Filarmonica BrasovBrasov, RomaniaConductor Ian Chin ChinBeethoven Concerto Op. 37more info...
Friday, November 23, 2018Soloist with Filarmonica MoldovaSala Ion BaciuIasi, ROMANIAConductor: Tiberiu SoareKhachaturian Piano Concertomore info...
Thursday, December 6, 2018Soloist with Tirgu Mures Philharmonic (Filarmonica de Stat TirguPalatul Culturii, Sala Mare (Palace of Culture, Great Hall)Tirgu Mures, ROMANIASaint-Saens Concerto Nr. 5more info...
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Thursday, December 13, 2018Soloist with Filarmonica de Stat OradeaOradea, ROMANIAConductor: Romeo RimbuSaint-Saens Concerto Nr. 5more info...
December 15-17. 2018Recording for the IBS CLASSICAL labelAuditorio Manuel de FallaGranada, SPAINmore info...
Wednesday, January 23, 2019Soloist with the RTE Concert OrchestraNational Concert HallDublin, IRELANDConductor: Roubert HoulihanTchaikovsky Concerto Nr. 1, Op. 23more info...
Friday, February 1, 2019Soloist with Filarmonica de Stat TransilvaniaCluj, ROMANIAProkofiev Concerto Nr. 2 Op. 16more info...
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 Orchestramore info...
Thursday, February 14, 2019Soloist with Filarmonica Paul ConstantinescuSala Ion BaciuPloiesti, ROMANIAConductor Radu PostavaruTchaikovsky Concerto Nr. 2, Op. 44more info...
Saturday, February, 16, 2019Chamber Music RecitalFirst Congretational ChurchGuilford, CTPMHU Concert Seriesmore info...
Sunday, February, 17, 2019Chamber Music RecitalFirst Congretational ChurchGuilford, CTPMHU Concert Seriesmore info...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019Solo Piano RecitalComstock HallLouisville, KY, USAmore info...
Sunday, March 03, 2019Soloist with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia (Festival Musika Palacio EuskaldunaBilbao, SPAINConductor: Rumon GambaGershwin Concerto in Fmore info...
Friday, March 15, 2019Concerto Soloist with Moravian Philharmonic OrchrestraOlomuc, CZECH REPUBLICConductor Johnathan PasternackLiszt Concerti 1 and 2more info...
Friday, March 22, 2019Solo piano recitalMiami International Piano FestivalKey Biscayne, FLmore info...
Sunday, March 24, 2019Solo Recital at Miami International Piano Festival (Aventura CulAventura Arts and Cultural CenterAventura, FL, USAmore info...
Saturday, March 30, 2019Solo Piano Recital (Ciclo "Conciertos del Sabado")Salon de Actos (Fundacion Juan March)Madrid, SPAINFred Hersch's A Little Midnight Nocturne; Samuel Barber's Nocturne, Op. 33 "Hommage to John Field" ; Fred Hersch' Nocturne for the Left Hand Alone, Nr. 1 de Three Character Studies; Ch. T. Griffes Nocturne, Nr. 2 de Fantasy Pieces Op. 6; Giuseppe Martucci Notturno, Op. 70 Nr. 1; Ottorino Respighi Notturno, Nr. 3 de Sei Pezzi (1905); Gabriel Fauré Nocturne Nr. 6, Op. 63 and
Nocturne Nr. 13, Op. 119; George Enescu Carillon Nocturne, Nr. 7 de Pièces Impromptues Op. 18; Pancho Vladigerov Nocturne, Nr. 4 de Noveletten Op. 59
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Friday, April 5, 2019Soloist with Orquesta Sinfonica de la Region de MurciaMurcia, SPAINConductor: Christian Badeamore info...
Friday, April 12, 2019Chamber music recital with violinist Jesus ReinaTeatro Auditorio del Centro SocialDenia, ALICANTE, SPAINWorks by George Enescumore info...
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Friday, May 03, 2019Solo piano recitalPiano Salon ChristophoriBerlin, GERMANY 13357more info...
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Friday, May 10, 2019Chamber Music Recital with Violinist Franziska PietschSchloss BonndorfBonndorf im Schwarzwald, GERMANYmore info...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019Solo Piano RecitalMuseo PicassoMalaga, SpainSociedad Filarmonica de Malagamore info...
Sunday, May, 26, 2019Solo Piano RecitalAuditorio Manuel De FallaGranada, SPAINCiclo de Conciertos PIANO CON SABORmore info...
Monday, June 10, 2019Guest Artist at MALAGA CLASICA Chamber Music FestivalJune 10 - June 16, 2019Malaga, SPAIN
Thursday, June 20, 2019Chamber Music Recital with Violinist Jesus ReinaPiano Salon ChristophoriBerlin, GERMANY 13357more info...
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Thursday, June 27, 2019Concerto Soloist with Filarmonica BanatulTimisoara, ROMANIAConductor Gheorge CostinProkofiev Concerto Nr. 2, Op. 16more info...
Saturday, June 29, 2019Guest Artist and Faculty at MIAMI INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL AJune 29 to July 14, 2019more info...
August 2 - 12, 2019Miami Piano Festival/Piano Lab - GUEST ARTISTMatera, ITALY
Thursday, August 29, 2019Soloist with Filarmonica Bacau (Festival George Enescu - Orfeul Bacau, ROMANIAConductor: Jonathan PasternackKhachaturian Piano Concertomore info...
Friday, August 30, 2019Solo Piano Recital (Festival George Enescu - Orfeul Moldav)Enescu Memorial House in TescaniTescani, ROMANIAmore info...
Thursday, September 26, 2019Soloist with Orquesta Filarmonica de MalagaMalaga, SPAINConductor: Manuel Hernandez SilvaBeethoven 3more info...
Friday, September 27, 2019Soloist with Orquesta Filarmonica de MalagaMalaga, SPAINConductor: Manuel Hernandez SilvaBeethoven 3more info...
Thursday, October 3, 2019Soloist with Filarmonica Dinu Lipatti of Satu Mare (ROMANIA)Satu Mare, ROMANIAmore info...
Thursday, October 17, 2019Soloist with Filarmonica Paul ConstantinescuSala Ion BaciuPloiesti, ROMANIAJ. Brahms Concerti 1 and 2 for piano and orchestramore info...
October 28-30, 2019Recording for the German label AUDITEJesus-Christus-KircheBerlin, GERMANYmore info...
Saturday, November 09, 2019Chamber Music Recital with violinist Franziska PietschRenaissanceschloss Ponitz04639 Ponitz, Germany
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Friday, November 15, 2019Solo Piano RecitalAuditorio Principe FelipeOviedo, SPAINJornadas de Piano Luis G. Ibernimore info...
Thursday, December 05, 2019Soloist with Filarmonica de Stat SibiuThalia TheaterSibiu, ROMANIABrahms Concerto Nr. 1, Op. 15more info...
Thursday, January 16, 2020Chamber music recital with violinist Franziska PietschAltes Rathaus Werne (Bürgersaal) Werne, GERMANY
January 2020Concerto soloist with Spain's National Youth Orchestra (JONDE - Auditorio Nacional (National Auditorium)Madrid, SPAINmore info...
Saturday, January 25, 2020Concerto Soloist with ORQUESTA CAMERA MUSICAETarragona, SPAINConductor: TOMAS GRAUBeethoven's CHORAL FANTASY, Op. 80
Sunday, January 26, 2020Concerto Soloist with ORQUESTA CAMERA MUSICAEPalau de la MusicaBarcelona, SPAINConductor: TOMAS GRAUBeethoven's CHORAL FANTASY, Op. 80
March 16-18, 2020Recording for the German label AUDITEGustav Mahler AuditoriumToblach, GERMANYChausson Concerto Op. 21more info...
Friday, May 29, 2020Concerto Soloist with Orquesta de ExtremaduraPalacio de Congresos de Badajoz "Manuel Rojas"Badajoz, SPAINS. Rachmaninov Piano Concerto Nr. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30more info...
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October 2020 (exact date TBA soon)Chamber music recital with violinist Franziska PietschPhilarmonie LuxembourgLuxembourg, LUXEMBOURGmore info...
October 12 - 14, 2020Solo RecordingJesus-Christus-KircheBerlin, GERMANYAUDITE Labelmore info...
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021Soloist with Robert-Schumann-PhilharmonieStädtische Theater Chemnitz09111 Chemnitz, GERMANYConductor: Guillermo Garcia CalvoBartok Concerto Nr. 2more info...
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Thursday, April 15, 2021Soloist with Robert-Schumann-PhilharmonieStädtische Theater Chemnitz09111 Chemnitz, GERMANYConductor: Guillermo Garcia CalvoBartok Concerto Nr. 2more info...
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Past Performances

Monday, November 12, 2018Chamber music concert with string quartet from Bilbao Symphony (Palacio EuskaldunaBilbao, SPAIN 48011Piano Quintet with Cuarteto BOSmore info...
Friday, November 9, 2018Concerto Soloist with Bilbao Symphony OrchstraPalacio EuskaldunaBilbao, SPAINConductor Christoph KönigStrauss Burlesquemore info...
Thursday, November 8, 2018Concerto Soloist with Bilbao Symphony OrchstraPalacio EuskaldunaBilbao, SPAINConductor Christoph KönigStrauss Burleskemore info...
Tuesday, November 6, 2018Concerto Soloist with the ORQUESTA IVAN GALAMIANTeatro CervantesMalaga, SPAINConductor Tomás GrauTchaikovsky Concerto Nr. 2 Op. 44more info...
Saturday, November 3, 2018Concerto Soloist with the Port Angeles Symphony OrchestraPort Angeles, WAConductor: Jonathan PasternackStrauss Burleske & Liszt Totentanzmore info...
Saturday, October 20, 2018Solo Piano RecitalTeatro Bulevar (CICLO GRANDES CONCIERTOS)Torrelodones, SPAINmore info...
Sunday, September 30, 2018Recording for the German label AUDITE (September 30 - October 3)Jesus-Christus-KircheBerlin, GERMANYwith violinist Franziska PietschStrauss Violin Sonata, Shostakovich Violin Sonatamore info...
Monday, September 24, 2018Soloist with Filarmonica Ion DumitrescuRamnicu Valcea, ROMANIAConductor: Gheorghe CostinRachmaninov Concerto Nr. 2, Op. 18more info...
Thursday, September 13, 2018Soloist with the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de ColombiaAuditorio Fabio LozanoBogota, COLOMBIAConductor Rossen MilanovBartok Piano Concerto Nr. 3more info...
Sunday, September 02, 2018Chamber music recital with violinist Franziska PietschGerleve Abbey (Abtei Gerleve)Billerbeck, GERMANYWorks by R. Strauss and D. Shostakovichmore info...
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 Constantinescumore info...
Sunday, August 19, 2018Chamber music recital with violinist Jesus ReinaMuzeul National George Enescu (Cantacuzino Palace)Bucharest, ROMANIA 010071Works by Medtner and Enescumore info...
Thursday, August 16, 2018Chamber music recital with violinist Jesus ReinaPiano Salon ChristophoriBerlin, GERMANY 13357Works by Medtner and Enescumore info...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018Chamber music recital with violinist Jesus ReinaOrania Salon (THE ORIANIA BERLIN)Berlin, GERMANY 10999Works by Medtner and Enescumore info...
Wednesday, August 08, 2018Solo Piano RecitalChiesa Matrice di San Nicola di Patara Cisternino, ITALYLa Ghironda Summer Festivalmore info...
Saturday, July, 14, 2018Solo Piano Recital (XXXI Festival CLASICOS EN VERANO)Navalagamella, SPAINmore info...
Sunday, July, 08, 2018Solo Piano Recital (XXXI Festival CLASICOS EN VERANO)Loeches, SPAINmore info...
Saturday, July, 07, 2018Solo Piano Recital (XXXI Festival CLASICOS EN VERANO)La Cabrera, SPAINmore info...
Tuesday, July 3, 2018Solo Piano Recital (Opening of the 23rd Carl Flitsch InternationSibiu Philharmonic (Thalia Hall)Sibiu, ROMANIA 550160more info...
Friday, June 29, 2018Soloist with Filarmonica George EnescuRomanian AthenaeumBucharest, ROMANIAConductor: Christian BadeaBernstein THE AGE OF ANXIETYmore info...
Thursday, June 28, 2018Soloist with Filarmonica George EnescuRomanian AthenaeumBucharest, ROMANIAConductor: Christian BadeaBernstein THE AGE OF ANXIETYmore info...
Thursday, June 14, 2018Soloist with Filarmonica Mihail Jora BacauBacau, ROMANIARadu Postavaru, conductorProkofiev Concerto Nr. 2 Op. 16more info...
Thursday, May 24, 2018Chamber Music Recital with violinist Alexandru TomescuInstituto Cultural RumanoMadrid, SPAIN 28014Pieces by Jora, Lipatti, Enescu, De Falla and Sarasatemore info...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018Solo Piano Recital (Temporada Internacional de Conciertos FernanTeatro Municipal de las CondesSantiago de Chile, CHILEwww.fundacionbeethoven.orgmore info...
Saturday, March 31, 2018Solo piano recitalArad PhilharmonicArad, ROMANIAmore info...
Friday, March 30, 2018Solo piano recitalUniversitatea de VestTimisoara, ROMANIAmore info...
Thursday, March 29, 2018Soloist with Paul Constantinescu PhilharmonicIon Baciu Concert HallPloiesti, ROMANIAConductor: Radu PostavaruProkofiev Concerto Nr. 2 Op. 16more info...
Sunday, March 25, 2018Chamber Music Recital with the Solera String QuartetDebartolo Performing Arts Centre (University of Notre Dame)Notre Dame, IN 46556, USAmore info...
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 Quartetmore info...
Friday, March 2, 2018Chamber music recital with violinists Jesus Reina and Anna-MargrJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TXmore info...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018Chamber music recital with violinists Jesus Reina and Anna-MargrJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TXmore info...
Sunday, February 18, 2018Performance as Soloist with the Monterey Symphony OrchestraSunset CenterCarmel-by-the-sea, CAConductor: Max Bragado-DarmanSaint-Saens Concerto Nr. 5more info...
Saturday, February 17, 2018Performance as Soloist with the Monterey Symphony OrchestraSunset CenterCarmel-by-the-Sea, CAConductor: Max Bragado-DarmanSaint-Saens Concerto Nr. 5more info...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018Solo Piano Recital (Sponsored by Monterey Symphony Orchestra)All Saints Episcopal ChurchCarmel, CA 93923, USAmore info...
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. 16more info...
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, NYmore info...
Friday, November 24, 2017Soloist with Filarmonica Banatul of Timisoara, ROMANIASala CapitolTimisoara, ROMANIAConductor: Bruno ApreaProkofiev Piano Concert Nr. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16more info...
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, TUNISIAmore info...
Sunday, October 8, 2017Chamber Music Recital with the Solera String QuartetRecital Hall (James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center)Huntstville, TXmore info...
Saturday, October 7, 2017Chamber Music Recital with violinist DYLANA JENSONRecital Hall (James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center)Huntsville, TXmore info...
Thursday, September 28, 2017Soloist with Filarmonica Dinu Lipatti of Satu Mare (ROMANIA)Satu Mare, ROMANIAConductor: Robert HoulihanBartok Piano Concerto Nr. 3more info...
Thursday, September 21, 2017Soloist with Tirgu Mures Philharmonic (Filarmonica de Stat TirguPalatul Culturii, sala mare (Palace of Culture, Great Hall)Tirgu Mures, ROMANIAConductor: Ilarion Ionescu GalatiBeethoven Piano Concerto Nr. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37more info...
Thursday, September 14, 2017Soloist with the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de ColombiaTeatro ColonBogota, COLOMBIAConductor: Rossen MilanovRachmaninov Concerto Nr. 3, Op. 30more info...
Thursday, September 14, 2017Soloist with Paul Constantinescu PhilharmonicPloiesti , ROMANIAConductor: Radu PostavaruPaul Constantinescu Piano Concerto and Paul Constantinescu Triple Concertomore info...
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 -West Chester University of PennsylvaniaWest Chester, PAmore info...
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)more info...
July 11 - 25, 2017Residency at the Miami International Piano Festival ACADEMYMiami, FLORIDAmore info...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017Solo Piano RecitalTaplin Auditorium (Princeton University)Princeton, NJhttps://www.golandskyinstitute.org/symposium/2017-international-piano-festival/program-de-solaun
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 VIPA 2017Valencia, SPAINmore info...
Saturday, May 28, 2017Participation in MALAGA CLASICA INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTChamber Music Recitals (May 28 - June 4, 2017)Malaga, SPAINmore info...
Friday, May 12, 2017Soloist with Filarmonica Moldova IASIIasi, ROMANIAConductor: Horia AndreescuKhachaturian Piano Concerto (exact concert still TBD)more info...
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, TXmore info...
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. 83more info...
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. 467more info...
Thursday, March 23, 2017Soloist with George Enescu Philharmonic of BucharestRomanian AthenaeumBucharest, ROMANIAConductor: Christian BadeaMozart Concerto K. 467more info...
Friday, March 17, 2017Solo Piano RecitalNicholas Roerich MuseumNew York, NYmore info...
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 DUOmore info...
Sunday, March 5, 2017Chamber music recital with violinist Jesus ReinaPalacio EuskaldunaBilbao, SPAINFestival Musika-Musica de Bilbaomore info...
Saturday, March 4, 2017Chamber music recital with violinist Jesus ReinaPalacio EuskaldunaBilbao, SPAINFestival Musika-Musica de Bilbaomore info...
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 clRiver Oaks Country ClubHouston, TXChamber music recital for the Houston Symphon Legacy Societymore info...
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, ROMANIAmore info...
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 PJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center (Recital Hall)Huntsville, TXDvorak's PIANO QUINTET in A MAJOR, Op. 51more info...
Sunday, October 16, 2016Solo Piano RecitalPearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts (PEARLFORMANCE CONCERT SERIES)Houston, TXWorks by Chopin, Schumann and Brahmsmore info...
Friday, October 14, 2016Chamber Music Concert (Project Music Heals Us, Season 3, OpeningFirst Congregational ChurchMadison, CTWith violist MOLLY CARRSchumann: Marchenbilder, Op. 113; Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, selections; Schubert: Die Winterreise, selections; Bartok: Rumanian Folk Dancesmore info...
Saturday, September 24, 2016Solo Piano RecitalRomanian AthenaeumBucharest, ROMANIAWorks by George Enescu, Elliott Carter, F. Chopinmore info...
Friday, September 16, 2016Soloist with Banatul Philharmonic of Timisoara (Enescu-Bartok MuSala CapitolTimisoara, ROMANIAConductor: Haoran LiKhachaturian Piano Concertomore info...
Wednesday, September 7, 2016Four-hands Piano Recital (Bruckner's First Symphony, arr. for fJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center (Recital Hall)Huntsville, TXwith pianist Mario AschauerBruckner Symphony Nr. 1 (arr. for four-hands by Ferdinand Lowe)more info...
Wednesday, August 31, 2016Solo Piano RecitalJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center (Recital Hall)Huntsville, TXMusic by Schumann, Brahms, Chopin, and Wagnermore info...
Tuesday, August 30, 2016Solo Piano RecitalDudley Recital HallHouston, TXhttp://www.uh.edu/class/music/Music by Chopin and Schumannmore info...
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, CHINAmore info...
Saturday, July 30, 2016Solo Piano RecitalChongqing Guotai Concert HallChonqing, CHINAmore info...
Thursday, July 28, 2016Solo Piano RecitalNanjing Cultural and Arts CenterNanjing, CHINAmore info...
Tuesday, July 26, 2016Solo Piano RecitalSuzhou Cultural and Arts Center - Performance HallSuzhou, CHINAmore info...
Monday, July 25, 2016Solo Piano RecitalShanghai City TheatreShanghai, CHINAmore info...
Sunday, July 24, 2016Solo Piano RecitalShanghai Oriental Art CenterShanghai, CHINAmore info...
Friday, July 22, 2016Solo Piano RecitalChongqing Guotai Concert Hall - Small HallChongqing, CHINAmore info...
Wednesday, July 20, 2016Solo Piano RecitalXi´an Concert HallXi´an, CHINAmore info...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016Solo Piano RecitalDalian Development Area Grand Theater - Small TheaterDalian, CHINAmore info...
Sunday, July 17, 2016Solo Piano RecitalTianjin Concert HallTianjin, CHINAmore info...
Saturday, July 16, 2016Solo Piano RecitalBei Hang University - Cheng Xing Concert HallBeijing, CHINAmore info...
Friday, July 15, 2016Solo Piano RecitalNational Centre for the Performing Arts - MF TheaterBeijing, CHINAmore info...
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 Minormore info...
Sunday, May 29, 2016Chamber Music RecitalMalaga Clasica Chamber International Chamber Music Festival (4thMalaga, 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 (4thMalaga, 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 (4thMalaga, 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 (4thMalaga, SPAINwith violinist Jesus ReinaGeorge Enescu' s Impressions d' enfance, Op. 28more info...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016Chamber Music RecitalMalaga Clasica Chamber International Chamber Music Festival (4thMalaga, 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.more info...
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. 15more info...
Saturday, April 16, 2016Soloist with the Port Angeles Symphony OrchestraPort Angeles, WAConductor Jonathan PasternackRachmaninov Concerto Nr. 3more info...
Sunday, April 3, 2016Solo Piano RecitalThe Nassau Music SocietyNassau, BAHAMASmore info...
Saturday, April 2, 2016Solo Piano RecitalThe Nassau Music SocietyNassau, BAHAMASmore info...
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)more info...
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
more info...
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
more info...
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
more info...
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 10025Works by Schumann, Brahms, and Chopinmore info...
Thursday, March 3, 2016Solo Piano RecitalNicholas Roerich MuseumNew York, NY 10025more info...
Sunday, February 21, 2016Solo Piano Recital (MIAMI INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL DEBUT)Aventura Cultural Series, Sundays at FiveAventura, FL 33180more info...
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.orgmore info...
Thursday, January 14, 2016Enescu Complete Piano Works, RECITAL IIIJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TXwith collaboration of pianist Anna Petrovamore info...
Saturday, January 9, 2016Performance as soloist with Bilbao Symphony OrchestraTeatro BarakaldoBarakaldo, SPAINConductor Marco de ProsperisTchaikovsky's Piano Concerto Nr. 1, Op. 23more info...
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, TXmore info...
Monday, October 26, 2015Chopin Cello Sonata with cellist Daniel SaenzJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center (Recital Hall)Huntsville, TXmore info...
Sunday, October 18, 2015Solo Piano RecitalRomanian AthenaeumBucharest, ROMANIAOrganized by the Romanian Cultural InstituteAll-Enescu Programmore info...
Wednesday, October 14, 2015Enescu Complete Piano Works, RECITAL IJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts RecitalHuntsville, TXmore info...
Tuesday, October 13, 2015Solo Piano RecitalDudley Recital Hall (University of Houston - Moores School of MuHouston, TXmore info...
Monday, October 5, 2015Schumann Piano Quartet and Quintet with Kolonneh Chamer PlayersJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center (Recital Hall)Huntsville, TXmore info...
Wednesday, September 30, 2015Chamber Music Recital with Saxophonist Masahito SugiharaRecital Hall, James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TXWorks by Edison Denisovmore info...
Friday, September 25, 2015Soloist with Bilbao Symphony OrchestraOtono Musical SorianoSoria, SPAINKarl Sollak, conductorManuel De Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spainmore info...
Monday, September 21, 2015Chamber Music RecitalJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TXWith Violinist Jesus ReinaRichard Strauss's Violin Sonatamore info...
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. 7more info...
Tuesday, August 11, 2015Concerto Soloist with Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia 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. 56more info...
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. 56more info...
Friday, May 29, 2015Participation in MALAGA CLASICA Chamber Music Festival (MAY 29 -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, TXmore info...
Wednesday, April 22, 2015DUO PIANO RECITAL WITH PIANIST ANNA PETROVAJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TXmore info...
Monday, April 20, 2015Solo Piano RecitalGanz HallChicago, ILmore info...
Thursday, April 9, 2015Solo Piano RecitalTeatro Infanta Leonor23004 Jaen, SPAINInaugural Recital for JAEN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION 2015Works by Enescu and Schumannmore info...
Monday, April 6, 2015Solo Piano RecitalAuditorio Ciudad de LeonLeon, SPAINWorks by Enescu and Schumannmore info...
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 Albenizmore info...
Thursday, March 12, 2015Solo Piano Recital (Benefit for PONY - Piano Outreach of New Yor130 East 80th Street (2nd Floor Salon)New York, NYWorks by Schumann and Granadosmore info...
Sunday, March 8, 2015Solo Piano RecitalNicholas Roerich MuseumNew York, NY 10025Works by Enescu and Schumannmore info...
Monday, March 2, 2015Chamber Music Recital with bassoonist Nathan KochJames and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TXmore info...
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 Enescumore info...
Monday, February 16, 2015Solo Piano RecitalRecital Hall, James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts CenterHuntsville, TXmore info...
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. 18more info...
Sunday, May, 26, 2019Solo Piano RecitalAuditorio Manuel de FallaGranada, SPAINSeries "PIANO CON SABOR"more info...
Biography
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REVIEWS

"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 REVIEWSSHARE
"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 - EMVSHARE
"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 MagazineSHARE
"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 HeraldSHARE
"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 ReviewsSHARE
"Josu De Solaun, the Spanish sensation"NAXOS RECORDSSHARE
"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 ReviewsSHARE
"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 NewsSHARE
"De Solaun brings a clear authority to the music, which he plays with unassuming sensitivity."Graham LockInternational Piano MagazineSHARE
"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 ReviewsSHARE
"[...] 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 MorenoRITMOSHARE
"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 AlvarezCODALARIOSHARE
"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 ZeitungSHARE
"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 ZeitungSHARE
"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 SecoCODALARIOSHARE
"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 2016SHARE
"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 SecoCODALARIOSHARE
"... 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 2016SHARE
"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 2014SHARE
"Virtuosismo superlativo, lleno de matices"EL MUNDOSHARE
"[...] éloquence et poésie, virtuosité et sens de la suggestion, maîtrise de la forme... [...]"Jean-Charles HoffeleARTAMAG'SHARE
"[...] Posesor al unei tehnici virtuoze, pianistul spaniol Josu de Solaun [...]"Despina Petecel-TheodoruACTUALITATEA MUZICALA - April 2017SHARE
"...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 2017SHARE
"[...] transparenţa momentelor de cantilenă nocturnă au condus ascultătorii în atmosfera onirică creată cu măiestrie de solistul magician... [...]"Sanda Hirlav MaistoroviciACTUALITATEA MUZICALA - December 2017SHARE
"[...] un pianista de formidables cualidades: técnica refinada, claro en los planteamientos musicales, expresivo hasta en los más pequeños detalles."Juan Miguel Moreno CalderonDiario de CordobaSHARE
"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 MUSICASHARE
"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 FriederichPIANISTESHARE
"Delicado y exquisito solista"Miguel Angel NepomucenoDiario de LeonSHARE
"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 CantonSCHERZOSHARE
"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 2016SHARE
"...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 PantinCODALARIOSHARE
"[...] dio muestras de una exquisita musicalidad en la articulación melódica, por ejemplo, en el tema principal del último movimiento."Cesar RusLas ProvinciasSHARE
"[...] 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 PlazaSHARE
" 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 SurSHARE
"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 JerezSHARE
"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 MediterráneoSHARE

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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"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 MAGAZINESHARE
"[...] éloquence et poésie, virtuosité et sens de la suggestion, maîtrise de la forme... [...]"Jean-Charles HoffeleARTAMAGSHARE
"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 HERALDSHARE
"Delicado y exquisito solista"Miguel Angel NepomucenoDiario de LeonSHARE
"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 FriederichPIANISTESHARE
"De Solaun brings a clear authority to the music, which he plays with unassuming sensitivity."Graham LockInternational Piano MagazineSHARE
"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 CantonSCHERZOSHARE
"[...] un pianista de formidables cualidades: técnica refinada, claro en los planteamientos musicales, expresivo hasta en los más pequeños detalles."Juan Miguel Moreno CalderonDiario CordobaSHARE
"[...] 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 MorenoRITMOSHARE
"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 ZeitungSHARE
"...virtuosismo superlativo..."EL MUNDOSHARE
"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 ReviewSHARE
"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 ReviewsSHARE
"...stunningly played..."Stephen EstepThe Absolute SoundSHARE
"Josu De Solaun, the Spanish sensation"Grand Piano Records/NAXOS RecordsSHARE
"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 ZeitungSHARE


Italy


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Spain


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48011 Bilbao, SPAIN

+34 944 104 746
+34 615 711 992
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Romania
PIANOFORTE ARTISTS
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USA
SIRKEN ARTISTS
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570 Fort Washington Avenue, 3L
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+1-609-306-1237
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PERFORMANCE SAMPLERJosu De Solaun, pianist
http://www.josudesolaun.com
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TVE DOCUMENTARY EXCERPTShort Excerpt from Spanish National TV Documentary (TVE)VIEW
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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