Juan Lago (Spain)

Juan Lago (Spain) Professor José Iturbi Conservatory in Valencia, Founder and Artistic Director of the Campillos International Piano Competition. As a Laureate of the VI “Spanish Composers” International Piano Competition in Las Rozas (Madrid, Spain), XXIII “Valsesia-Musica” International Music Competition in Varallo (Italy), XX “Cidade de Ferrol” International Piano Competition (Spain) and IX “A. Scriabin” International Piano Competition in Grosseto (Italy), Juan Lago made his first European tour and his first CD recording released by “Radio Clásica” Spanish National Radio.

Spanish born pianist Juan Lago has been invited to perform in Portugal, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Turkey, United States, China, South Korea and all major cities in Spain as a recitalist, chamber musician and as concerto soloist playing under conductors such as Ovidiu Balan, Emin Guven Yasliçam, José Ramón Encinar, Ernest Martínez Izquierdo, Joachim Jousse, José Luis Martínez and Francisco de Gálvez among others, as well with orchestras such as the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana (Italy), “Mihail Jora” Philharmonic Orchestra of Bacau (Rumania), Çukurova State Symphony Orchestra (Turkey), Istambul Chamber Orchestra (Turkey), and the Spanish Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Orquesta de Córdoba, Orquesta de Valencia and Orquesta Sinfónica de Málaga.

Highlights of recent seasons include appareances as a performer and as a faculty in festivals such as Washington International Piano Festival in Washington DC, Festival del Mediterráneo at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia (Spain) directed by Zubin Mehta, ClaviCologne (Aachen, Germany), Musical Krasnogorsk (Moscow, Russia), Schubertiaden Schnackenburg (Germany), Vila-seca Festival (Spain) directed by Paul Badura-Skoda, and International Piano Festival in Italy (Pescara, Italy).

As an avid chamber musician, Juan Lago has collaborated with violinists Vasco Vassilev, Alissa Margulis and Santiago Juan, violist Santiago Cantó, cellist Alexander Buzlov and Iván Balaguer and pianist Belén Navarro.
Juan Lago is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Campillos International Piano Competition since 2007, the Paterna Piano Prize and the Director of the Piano Department at the Valencia International Performance Academy and Festival (VIPA) in Spain.

From 1999 Juan Lago is a faculty member of the José Iturbi Conservatory in Valencia (Spain). His pupils have been awarded more tan 100 top prizes in national and international piano competitions.

Juan Lago is a graduate of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam where he studied under Jan Wijn. In Spain his main teachers were Leonel Morales, Ana Guijarro (Real Conservatorio Superior de Madrid) and Juan J. Peralta (Conservatorio Superior de Málaga). He has also been influenced by Gyorgy Sebok, Stanislav Pochekin, Imre Rohmann and Claudio Martínez Mehner.