Juan Pérez Floristán wins International Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition

Juan Pérez Floristán © Antonio del Junco

Juan Pérez Floristán has won the renowned Arthur Rubinstein Award of the International Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition 2021 in Tel Aviv. The master's student from Prof. Eldar Nebolsin's class also won the audience award and three other special prizes for the best interpretation of a chamber music work, a Beethoven concert and a work by an Israeli composer in addition to the $ 40,000 prize. The finale took place in Tel Aviv from April 29th to May 3rd with the Israel Camerata Jerusalem and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

At the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin, Juan Pérez Floristán has already completed his bachelor's degree with Prof. Eldar Nebolsin and is currently studying for a master's degree. In 2015, the Spanish Seville pianist won the Paloma O'Shea International Piano Competition in Santander and the Steinway Competition in Berlin. He has performed with the Spanish Television Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. In 2018 he was awarded 1st prize at the Kissinger Piano Olympics. He made his debuts at the Wigmore Hall London, the Philharmonie St. Petersburg, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg and the Auditori Barcelona.

The Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition has been held every three years since 1974. His winners in history include Kirill Gerstein, Igor Levit, Khatia Buniatishvili, Daniil Trifonov and others.