Jorge Garcia Herranz
Spanish pianist Jorge García Herranz began his studies in Madrid, where he came to appreciate the work of Spanish composers such as Albéniz, Granados and Falla, whose music he now often performs in his concerts. He also developed a great passion for Spanish popular music, which would later lead him to discover the popular music of other countries. Indeed, for the past fifteen years he has been working on several tango projects, including his latest CD with works by Astor Piazzolla, which has just been released.
He arrived in Paris at the age of 20 to pursue his music studies, and has lived there ever since, enjoying the city’s rich cultural life. Indeed, Paris serves as the stage for many of his musical projects, such as the complete cycle of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, and a cycle for piano and violin (the complete cycle of Beethoven’s ten sonatas, and the complete Mozart sonatas for piano and violin). With a predilection for “complete” interpretations, Jorge has also presented a seven-concert cycle of Chopin, a cycle of sonatas and pieces by Schubert. One of his greatest challenges, for which he has already given several concerts, is to perform Bach’s complete keyboard works in public.
Jorge takes great pleasure in improvising and drawing inspiration from various musical genres. For example, he often provides musical accompaniment for silent films, with the aim of bringing out the right musical style for each film. He has accompanied some of the best silent films of all time, including Metropolis, Nosferatu, Faust and Asphalt. Finally, his experience as an accompanist at the Conservatoire Darius Milhaud in Paris makes him an ideal partner for chamber music, much appreciated for his attentive ear, musical knowledge and vast repertoire.
Arabesque op. 18
Carnaval de Vienne op. 26
Pieces de Fantasie op. 12.