Juan Carlos Fernández Nieto, piano
Juan Carlos has concertized throughout his native Spain, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Ukraine, Central America, Puerto Rico, to name a few. He has collaborated with orchestras such as, Orquesta de Radio Televisión Española, The Chamber Orchestra of New York, Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra, Orquesta de Valencia, Orchestra Sinfonica di Bari, Orquesta Nacional de El Salvador, Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y León, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Orquesta de Extremadura, among others, and has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Schumann Haus in Zwickau, Steinway Hall in New York and London, St James’s Piccadilly in London, Chicago Cultural Center, Royal Dublin Society, Kharkov National Opera House, Palau de la Música, Teatros del Canal, Teatro de la Maestranza, Auditorio Monumental, Teatro Nacional de El Salvador, Auditorio Manuel de Falla, Fundación Juan March, Fundación Scherzo. He was featured on the Messiaen Centennial Celebration at Yale performing Vingt Regards sur l’enfant-Jésus. Also an advocate for contemporary music, he has premiered works by Fernando Buide, Jesús Rueda and Sean Hickey.
As a chamber musician, Juan Carlos has performed in festivals in Europe and the US, such as The Holland Music Sessions, Norfolk Music at Yale, Stony Brook and Wintergreen Performing Arts. Past engagements include chamber music performances with the Tokyo String Quartet, as well as performances with the Grammy-nominated "Yale Cellos" under the direction of Aldo Parisot.
Juan Carlos is a prize winner of many prestigious competitions internationally, such as Iturbi International Piano Competition, 56 Jaén International Piano Competition, CSMTA Young Artists Competition, Chamber Music Society at Yale, Ciudad de Linares, National Piano Competition in Leon. He has also been the recipient of prizes and awards as the George Miles Fellowship, Linda & Alan Englander Fellowship, and the Yale Alumni Prize. He has been a featured guest in TV shows and radio, as in Estudio 206, Programa de Mano, Los Conciertos de La2, Televisión Castilla y León, and Radio Nacional de España, Radio Nacional de El Salvador, Price-Rubin Radio, and has been featured as well in specialized magazines as Gramophone UK, Ritmo, Scherzo, and Melómano.
His newly published CD, Carnaval, a monographic CD with music of Schumann, features both his carnavals and is garnering rave reviews.
Juan Carlos holds degrees from the Yale School of Music (MM '09, AD '10) where he studied with Boris Berman. He previously studied in Spain under Julia Diaz-Yanes and Claudio Martinez-Mehner.