Gustavo Diaz-Jerez is one of the greatest exponents of interpretation and musical creation in Spain. As a pianist he has performed in most of the Spanish auditoriums and in many of the major worldwide venues (Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Royal Festival Hall in London, Beijing University of China, Auditorium Nacional de Madrid, etc.). He has also been soloist with most of the leading Spanish orchestras (Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra, Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, RTVE Orchestra, Galicia Symphony Orchestra, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Castille and Leon, Madrid Symphony …) and major foreign formations (Budapest Festival Orchestra, Turin Symphony Orchestra Turin, Northern Symphony, Berliner Symphoniker, etc.), under the baton of conductors such as Stanislaw Skrowaczevski, Ivan Fischer, Adrian Leaper, Matthias Bamert, Lü Jia, Günther Herbig, José Ramón Encinar and Victor Pablo Perez, among others. Also he is regularly invited to major festivals like the Festival de Música de Canarias, Quincena Musical Donostiarra, Festival de Granada, etc.
Outstanding interpreter of Spanish music, in 2010 he was awarded the Albéniz Medal, an award that Alicia de Larrocha also received, for the recording and promotion of Iberia. In 2009 his previous album of the work was already described as “exceptional” by critics. Among his extensive discography he has also recorded the complete Manuel de Falla piano works (SEDEM), music for piano by Teobaldo Power (RALS) and Carlos Suriñach music for solo piano and piano and orchestra, with Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and Victor Pablo Perez.
He recently recorded as a world premiere, the first video recording in high-definition of Albeniz’s Iberia. The video, released on DVD by ORPHEUS label in December 2015, has been welcomed with great enthusiasm by critics and the media.
He has been awarded in numerous international competitions (Santander Paloma O’Shea, Maria Canals, Palm Beach (USA), Pilar Bayona, Jaén Prize, Viña del Mar in Chile, among others). He has also been honored with significant awards such as the “Mont Blanc” to culture in the Canary Islands in 1991, “Casino de Tenerife” in 1990 and “Harold Bauer Award” of the Manhattan School of Music in New York.
As a composer, his works have been performed by renowned performers and groups, in Spain and abroad. In 2011, his orchestral work Ymarxa, commissioned by the XXVII Festival de Música de Canarias, was premiered by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit.
He is also author of the software “FractMus” dedicated to the exploration of algorithmic composition, and many articles on the subject have been published in prestigious publications, such as Electronic Musician and Leonardo Music Journal of MIT. Since 2009 he participates as a researcher at the University of Malaga in “Melomics”, a project that applies evolutionary computation and artificial intelligence to musical creation. In 2012, the album “Iamus” with the recordings made by the London Symphony Orchestra of the resulting compositions of his research in the field of artificial intelligence, caused great impact on the world of musical creation.
Triana (DVD IBERIA)
El Corpus Christi en Sevilla (DVD IBERIA)
Sonata nº 6 op. 62
Gerardo Gómez de Valcárcel
Executive Director and Artist Manager of Linked Artists.