Under the pseudonym ‘Hannibal’, the pianist Javier Perianes (Nerva, 1978) has started this trip on the beach of La Antilla, the place that was decisive in his professional career when his aunt Isabel taught him the piano for the first time when he was little. : “This next to the clarinet – he said to himself – wins by a landslide in size, let’s see how it sounds.” And when his aunt started playing “the impact was huge“, remember.
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Javier Perianes, National Music Award 2012, is one of the most prestigious Spanish pianists on an international level. He has performed on the best stages in the world and collaborated with directors such as Daniel barenboim, Zubin Mehta or Gustavo Dudamel.
In this tour with Mara Torres, he has said that it does not matter where he is working or what time it is, he always makes the same call an hour before performing to Julia Hierro, a nonagenarian nun and her first piano teacher in Nerva: “Every time I call the convent there is a natural panic, they shout in the corridors, Julia comes running and we talk about the concert, for me it is like a second mother”, she explains.
Gatopardo decides to arrive at the lighthouse with his wife Lidia and, as he himself has said, “if more space can be made”, with his parents and his brother: “As this program is about traveling, the most impressive trip I have ever done I’ve done it on a personal level in my life, not just on a musical level. “