Joaquín Achúcarro

“One of the greats”


DR La Dolce Volta (© Jean-Baptiste Millot)

After his first public concert in Bilbao et the age of 13, Mozart KV466 Concerto, he studied with Cubiles (who played the premiere of Falla Nights in 1916) in Madrid, Agosti in Italy, Marguerite Long in France, Gieseking in Germany, Magaloff in Switzerland and Sedlhofer in Austria.

His victory in the new Liverpool International Competition, one year after Zubin Mehta had won it as conductor and the big success of his debut in London with the London Symphony marked the beginning of his uninterrupted international career touring 59 countries, with 214 different orchestras: Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic. Los Angeles, Chicago Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Scala of Milano, Tokyo Philharmonic, Yomiuri,Santa Cecilia Roma, National de France, London Philharmonic, Philarmonia, BBC, RIAS Berlin, etc under 346 conductors (Abbado, Chailly, Mehta, Menuhin, Ozawa, Rattle..) impressive list, same as the list of his repertoire close to the romanticism and the first half of the XX Century.

An art of piano playing which he strives to convey. Since 1989 he teaches at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas (USA) adjusting his teaching periods to his busy concert schedule.

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