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Pianist Javier Perianes, who was born in 1978 in Nerva in southern Spain, graduated in piano studies from the Conservatorio Superior de Música in Seville and received additional guidance from Richard Goode, Alicia de Larrocha, and Daniel Barenboim. His international career was launched when he won first prizes at the Concurso Internacional de Piano Premio Jaén and the Concurso de la Fundación Jacinto e Inocencio Guerrero. In 2005 he was awarded the Medalla de Andalucía by his homeland. Perianes has appeared at all the major Spanish festivals, including in Granada, Santander, Perelada, and San Sebastián. He is also a sought-after performer throughout Europe and in North America and Asia. He has given concerts in Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, and the Konzert-haus in Berlin, as well as at the Festival de la Roque d’Anthéron, the Ravinia Festival, and the Gilmore International Festival. Javier Perianes has worked with such conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Daniel Harding, Jesús López-Cobos, Zubin Mehta, Vassily Petrenko, and Antoni Wit. Highlights of the 2010-11 season have included performances with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; he also gave recitals at the Zurich Tonhalle and the Pushkin Museum and in Tokyo, Warsaw, Cracow, and Lisbon. Along with works by Spanish composers Federico Mompou and Manuel Blasco de Nebra, Perianes has also recorded Impromptus and Piano Pieces by Franz Schubert.