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Lecture 3/8/2021 06:30 PM
Joaquín Soriano interviewed by Íñigo Alfonso
The pianist Joaquín Soriano (Corbón del Sil, 1941) studied at the Conservatorio de Valencia, with Leopoldo Magenti, and the Paris Conservatoire with Vlado Perlemuter and Marcelle Heuclin. In Vienna he studied with Alfred Brendel with a scholarship from the Fundación Juan March.
His international career began when, in 1965, he was awarded overall first prize in the Vercelli International Competition (Italy). This award was followed by the international prizes of Jaén, Casella (Naples) and Pozzoli (Milan). He has performed in the most important capitals of Europe and America, toured the USSR and Asia, and has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the ONE and the ORTVE, the ORTF of Paris, the Italian RAI, the Hallé of Manchester, the Sinfônica Brasileira, that of the Estado and the Universidad de México, the Royal Philharmonic and the London Symphony, among others. He has been Professor of Piano at the Conservatorio de Madrid since 1972.
He was awarded the Medalla de Oro de las Artes, the French Ordre des Artes et des Lettres and the Médaille de la Ville de Paris. The Republic of Lithuania awarded him the title of Order for Merits to the country.
He is a member of the Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando and of the Instituto de España. He has acted as Artistic Director of the Concurso Internacional de Piano José Iturbi de Valencia. He has been Vice-President of the Fundación Eutherpe since 2009.