Josu De Solaun
Josu De Solaun, piano

Josu De Solaun


Spanish-American pianist Josu De Solaun is the winner of the First Prize of the XIII George Enescu International Piano Competition, Bucharest, the XV José Iturbi International Piano Competition and the First Piano Competition of the European Union.

He has been invited to perform in distinguished concert halls around the world, including the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest, the La Fenice Theater in Venice, the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, the Kennedy Center in Washington, Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Southbank Center in London, the Salle Cortot in Paris, the Schumann Haus in Leipzig, the Novel Hall in Taipei, the Sala Silvestre Revueltas in Mexico City, the Nostitz Palace in Prague, the Spanish Academy in Rome, the International Music Festival of Menton and all the main cities of Spain.

The 2020-2021 season featured his free improvisation concert-debut on piano, panDEMiCity, at the León Auditorium, as well as solo performances with orchestras, in Spain, the Czech Republic and Romania. In 2021, he also received the prestigious ICMA (International Classical Music Awards) award for his recording of French Violin and Piano Sonatas with violinist Franziska Pietsch (“Fantasque”), and in 2023 he obtained the same award for his Haydn Piano Sonatas album. His latest solo album of works by Brahms and Schumann for the IBS Classical label – “Digressions” – has garnered great reviews.