During a personally difficult time, Sergei Rachmaninoff completed his 10 Preludes Opus 23 in 1903. He composed the works in a hotel, financially dependent on his cousin, to whom the Preludes are dedicated. Juan performs the brilliant virtuoso and rhythmically complex Prelude no. 2.

Piece: Prelude no. 2
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Location: Palais Lichtenau
Piano: Juan Pérez Floristán

Juan Pérez Floristán
Winner of the First Prize and the Audience Prize at the Santander Piano Competition "Paloma O'Shea" 2015, First Prize at the Berlin Steinway Competition 2015 and the Medal of the City of Seville, Juan Pérez Floristán is at the young age of 25 a benchmark among the new generations of Spanish and European musicians. Tireless and young pianist, in a short time he has made his debut in some of the world's major venues, such as Wigmore Hall in London, Herkulessaal in Munich, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Béla Bartók Hall in Budapest, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Auditorio Nacional of Madrid and Auditori of Barcelona. He has also performed at festivals such as the Ruhr Klavier Festival, the Verbier Festival, the Sommets-Musicaux Festival in Gstaad (Switzerland), the Santander Festival, the Granada Festival, the Beethoven Festival in Warsaw. Visit Juan's website to read his full biography.