Javier Perianes’ flourishing international career spans five continents, taking him to some of the world’s most prestigious halls, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Barbican, Royal Festival and Wigmore Halls in London, the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, Berlin’s Philarmonie, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. He has performed with conductors such as Barenboim, Dutoit, Mehta, Maazel, Frühbeck de Burgos, Dausgaard, Petrenko, Harding, and Temirkanov, among others, and appeared at festivals such as Lucerne, La Roque d’Anthéron, Grafenegg, San Sebastian, Granada and Ravinia. Upcoming debuts include the Philharmonia Orchestra, Münchner Philharmoniker, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Hamburger Symphoniker, Rundfunk-Sinfonieonieorchester Berlin and the Finnish and Swedish radio symphony orchestras. This season he returns to, among others, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris and Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra. Perianes has also appeared with Wiener Philhamoniker, Chicago, Boston and Atlanta symphony orchestras, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio and Yomiuri Nippon symphony orchestras and London Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic and Tonkunstler Orchester. Recent and upcoming recitals include performances in London, Leipzig, St Petersburg, Paris, Miami, Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, Madrid, Barcelona, Mexico City, Auckland and Hong Kong. Other highlights include international tours with Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern and Orquesta Nacional de España, as well as a month-long-tour with orchestras in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore and North and South America. Perianes records exclusively for harmonia mundi. His diverse has earned acclaim from press and public alike. His Grieg Piano Concerto and a selection of Lyric Pieces, was widely praised by the critics and 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. This season, Perianes returns to the studio to record Schubert’s Sonata in B flat major, D.960 and Sonata in A major D.664 as well as making a recording of Bartók’s Piano Concerto No.3 with the Münchner Philharmoniker and Pablo Heras-Casado.
Manuel Hernández-Silva is currently chief conductor and artist director of Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra and music director of the Youth Andalusia Symphony orchestra. He is one of the orchestra conductors with greater potential nowadays due to his great charisma, versatility of his repertoire, and his broad and deep musical studies, achieved over the course of 20 years; including his stay in Vienna, in whose Conservatory he earned his diploma with Honors under professors R. Schwarz and G. Mark. The same year of his graduation he won the contest “Forum Junger Künstler” of Vienna’s Chamber Orchestra, conducting said orchestra in Vienna’s Konzerthaus and in Linz’s Brucknerhaus. He has been the artistic director and chief conductor of Córdoba’s Orchestra (Spain) since 2005 until 2012, having taken this group to the top of Spain’s musical sphere. He also played a distinguished role with Caracas’s Simón Bolívar Orchestra, with which he worked intensely for five years. Hernández-Silva’s repertoire spans from the Viennese classicism – period to which he has devoted his greatest concentration – including the logical bridge to the German and Russian Romantic tradition, to the Spanish or Latin American music. He has worked with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Prague Radio, Mulhouse Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Nord Czech Philharmonic, Olomouc Philharmonic, Armenian Philharmonic, National Symphony of Mexico,Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, Chile National Orchestra, Venezuela Symphony Orchestra, Caracas Symphony Orchestra, Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra, Janacek Philharmonic, and the major orchestras in Spain. Maestro Hernández-Silva has engaged in an intense docent activity, teaching international courses of performance and conduction, as well as numerous conferences. All this has earned him the recognition of the musicians with whom he has worked, as well as that of the public and specialized critics.
The Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra is one of the leading and longest established Czech ensembles. It has gained an important place on the Czech concert scene through its innovative programming and ever-increasing artistic standard. The orchestra is also a welcome guest in many concert halls abroad. Its history goes back to 1926 and is connected with the beginnings of the radio journal broadcast. The orchestra offers concerts in a series of subscription concerts held at the Dvořák Hall in the Rudolfinum. The members of the orchestra regularly appear as guests all over Europe, Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan and the USA. The orchestra collaborates with a number of renowned soloists, and their recording activity is significant. Through the EU’s European Musical Exchange the orchestra’s recordings reach hundreds of thousands of listeners all over Europe and overseas. The Prague Radio Orchestra is the residential orchestra of the IMF ČK.