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Joaquín Soriano began his studies in Valencia, Spain, with Professor Magenti. He later continued with Professor Vlado Perlemuter at the Conservatoire National de Paris, and privately in Viena, with Alfred Brendel. Due to his great success in several international competitions (Vercelli - first prize -, Jaen –first prize -, Casella, Naples -  second prize - to name a few), a brilliant carreer was launched. He has since performed with many of the world's leading orchestras, including the Israel Philharmonic, the National Orchestra of Spain, the RAI Orchestra of Italy, the ORTF Orchestra of France, the Gürzenich Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchesrta, the English Chamber, the Royal Philharmonic, the Manchester Hallé Orchesrta, the Laussana Camerata, the Varsovia Camerata and the New-York Chamber.


He has also appeared as a soloist in the Festivals of Granada, Santander, Menton, Annecy, Montpellier, Saintes, Kavala, San Petersburgo, and Brisbane. In 1978 he founded with P.León (violin) and P.Corostola (cello) the Trio de Madrid, which is very well known within the Spanish musical world and also abroad. After a succesfull tournée in Europe they where invited to make their USA debut at the Kennedy Center, obtaining a standing ovation. Futher artistic engagements brought them on other stages of America and also of Mexico. It was the beginning of a growing interest in chamber music, which nowadays plays an important role in the musical life worldwide. His recordings include works of Albeniz (Iberia), Granados, the complete work of Schubert-Liszt (Soirées de Vienne), Liszt, Chopin, and the complete work for chamber music of Turina, as well as his Symphonic Rhapsody. He has also recorded Nights in the Gardens of Spain with the English Chamber Orchestra and Falla's Clavecin concerto. He made a new recording of Nights in the Gardens of Spain with Frübeck and the National Orchestra of Spain in the year 2000.

Joaquin Soriano's masterclasses are highly appreciated in Europe, U.S.A., Australia and Asia. As a jury member, he has been on the panels of well known International Competitions: Tchaikovsky, Rubinstein (as a vice-president), Marguerite Long, Van Cliburn, María Callas (as a president of the jury), Hamamatsu, Bolzano, London, Leeds, Dublin and Santander (as a president and artistic director). At present, he is the artistic director of the Iturbi International Piano Competition in Valencia (Spain).

He gives master classes regularly at the Juillard and Manhattan Schools of New York, at the Paris International Yamaha Center, in Fribourg, Hannover, Schlitz, as well as at the Hochschule of Stuttgart in Germany, in Imola and Fiesole (Italy), in San Francisco, Moscow, at the Austin University, in Shanghay, Hamamatsu, Brisbane and, from 2007, at the Sommer-Akademie of the Salzburg Mozarteum.

Joaquín Soriano teaches as a professor at the Madrid Royal Conservatory. He is a member of the Academy of San Fernando and of the Institute of Spain. Amongst his honours are the Gold Medal of Fine Arts, the French Order of Arts and Letters and the Medal of the City of Paris. He also owns the title of the Republic of Lithuania's.officer award.

Joaquín Soriano is open minded about the new musical tendencies but he also keeps alive the transmission of the classic tradition, He is fully active in his career as a musician, a professor and as an international juror.
He is collaborating with the Eutherpe Foundation since 2005.














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