Juan Pérez Floristán

Winner Arthur Rubinstein Competition 2021
international prizes & awards
Sun 16 Apr ’23 14:15 uur

Chopin -  Préludes (selection)
Liszt - from Années de Pèlerinage  “Italie”: Lo sposalizio; Il pensieros
Wagner/ Liszt -  Isoldes Liebestod
Schubert - Wanderer Fantasie

Sun 16 Apr ’23
14:15 uur

Looking for a Chopin crash course? Listening to his preludes will teach you everything.  They offer a fantastic overview of Chopin's enormous versatility and his almost uncanny originality. Stortmy, lovely, deeply sad, expectant and sinister, it's all there. These short pieces are also a perfect showcase for a pianist's virtuostity and their skill to penetrate the listener with this wide range of emotions.

Someone who liked playing Chopin's preludes a lot was Liszt. Worshipped like a pop star, nobody could play as well as he. Liszt travelled through Europe as a pianist and reported his travels in his ‘Années de Pèlerinage'.

Liszt also loved playing Schubert's Wanderer Fantasie. The level of virtuosity is such that Schubert himself, half way through the finale, stopped playing and said: "Let the devil play this piece, because I can't". But  Liszt could.

Spanish pianist Juan Pérez Floristán (1993) won one competition after another. His latest triomph was the 2021 Arthur Rubinstein Competition.

A selection of cheeses & a glass of wine (or an alternative) are included in the ticket price.


Franz Liszt