Described as “a pianist of impeccable and refined tastes, blessed with a warmth of touch” (The Telegraph), Javier Perianes’ flourishing international career spans five continents taking him to some of the world’s most prestigious venues. These include Carnegie Hall in New York, the Barbican, Royal Festival and Wigmore Halls in London, Philharmonie and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris and Philharmonie in Berlin, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, St Petersburg’s Philharmonic Hall, the Great Hall at the Moscow Conservatory, Suntory Hall in Tokyo and Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. He has appeared in Festivals such as Lucerne, BBC Proms, Vail, Blossom, Ravinia, La Roque d'Anthéron, Bregenz, Grafenegg, San Sebastián and Granada. 

Perianes has performed with many of the world’s leading conductors, including Daniel Barenboim, Charles Dutoit, Gustavo Dudamel, Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Daniel Harding, Yuri Temirkanov, Jesús López Cobos, Sakari Oramo, Juanjo Mena, David Afkham, Pablo Heras-Casado, Josep Pons, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Robin Ticciati, Thomas Dausgaard, Vladimir Jurowski, Yu Long and Vasily Petrenko. 

The 2017/18 season includes high-profile concert dates including returns to Los Angeles Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Wiener Symphoniker, Finnish Radio, Danish National, City of Birmingham and Hamburger Symphoniker, as well as debuts with Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Basel, RTÉ National, Lille and Moscow State Symphony orchestras. Perianes embarks upon a mini-residency in Oslo, returning to the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and making his debut with Oslo Philharmonic playing Brahms’ Concertos for Piano No.1 & 2, respectively. He also tours with the Münchner Philharmoniker and Spanish National Orchestra. 

Recent highlights include concerts with the Wiener Philharmoniker, Philharmonia Orchestra, Münchner Philharmoniker, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago, Boston and Atlanta symphony orchestras, Los Angeles, New York and London philharmonic orchestras, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and the Finnish and Swedish Radio symphony orchestras. He has also toured recently with ensembles in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

Recent and upcoming recitals include performances in London, Istanbul, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Mexico City, Auckland and Hong Kong, as well as a month-long tour of North and South America, performing recitals in Washington, New York, Vancouver, San Francisco, Santiago de Chile, Lima, Bogotá and Buenos Aires. This season, Perianes collaborates with regular chamber music partners such as Tabea Zimmermann in Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional and Bonn’s Beethoven Haus, and Cuarteto Quiroga in a tour of Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Perianes records exclusively for harmonia mundi. His diverse discography ranging from Beethoven, Schubert, Debussy, Chopin, and Mendelssohn to Turina, Granados, Mompou, Falla and Blasco de Nebra has earned acclaim from press and public alike. His Grieg’s Piano Concerto and a selection of Lyric Pieces was described as “a new benchmark” by Classica, which awarded it a ‘Choc’; it was also Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and Maestro in Pianiste magazine. Perianes’ recording of Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain and selected solo works received a Latin Grammy Nomination. Demonstrating “a true lyrical gift” (Gramophone), his most recent album with the label was Schubert’s Sonata in B flat major, D.960 and Sonata in A major D.664, and his next release will be in Spring 2018 with his recording of Bartók’s Piano Concerto No.3 with Münchner Philharmoniker and Pablo Heras-Casado.

The piece demands of its soloist an elusive blend of expressive confidence, subtlety, and poetry. Happily, the pianist Javier Perianes, here in his BSO debut, had these qualities in abundance.
— The Boston Globe