|Allegro in B minor, Op. 8||Schumann|
|Davidsbündlertanze, Op. 6
|Sonata in C Major, Op. 1
JOSU DE SOLAUN, piano
As a First Prize winnder of the the XV José Iturbi International Piano Competition and the I European Union Competition, held in Prague, Spanish pianist Josu de Solaun has been invited to perform in distinguished concert series throughout the world, having made notable appearance in Washington, D.C. (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 deEspaña), Menton (Festival International de Musique), and all major cities of Spain.
Mr. de Solaun began performing at a young age and has appeared in Canada, Germany, Japan, China, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland, the Netherlands, Chile, and Switzerland as a recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist, playing under conductors including Francesco Angelico, Yaron Traub, Max Bragado, Theodore Kuchar, Constantine Orbelian, Ramón Tébar, Yuri Krasnapolsky, Ormsby Wilkins, Alexis Soriano, Francisco Valero, Andres Orozoco, and Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez, as well with orchestras such as the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Monterey Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica de Euskadi, Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, Janacel Philharmonic Orchestra, Valencia Philharmonic Orchestra, Spain's Radio and Television Orchestra (RTVE), American Ballet Theatre Orchestra, Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, and Bari Philharmonic Orchestra of Italy. His performances have been broadcast on Spanish national radio, Taiwanese National TV, Czech National TV, and on New York's WQXR, Princeton's WPRB, and Chicago's WFMT radio.
Highlights of this season include performances of the rarely heard Martucci Second Piano Concerto in Spain, Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto in Lviv, Nights in the Gardens of Spain in the Tiles Center of New York, a solo recital in Chicago's Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and in Mexico City's UNAM, and his conducting debut in Spain with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Euskadi playing Beethoven's Fifth Concerto, solo recitals in Madrid, Stamford, Leipzig's Schumannhaus, New York's Roerich Museum, and Monterey's Sunset Center, and a CD release under Doinu Records with works by Schumann.
A native of Valencia, Spain, Mr. de Solaun is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music in New York. His main teachers have been Nina Svetlanova, Horacio Gutierrez, and Edna Golandsky, with whom he still works. He is also a graduate in philosophy from Valencia University in Spain.