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Performing Arts Center to present pianist Nov. 3

Javier Perianes
Javier Perianes

The UGA Performing Arts Center will present award-winning pianist Javier Perianes Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall. His program will include works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Debussy and Manuel de Falla.

Tickets for the recital are $28; the performance is free to UGA students with a valid UGA ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center, online at or by calling 706-542-4400.

A native of Spain, Perianes is one of his country’s rising young classical music stars. He was the artist-in-residence at the 2012 Granada Festival, and he also was in residence with Teatre de la Masestranza and the Seville Orchestra during the 2012-2013 season.

Perianes now is gaining an international reputation, with notable appearances at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Théatre des Champs Elysées in Paris and Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall in London.

Following a recital in Switzerland, the Neue Luzerner Zeitung wrote of Perianes’ performance, “The Lucerne debut was a revelation. Perianes’ touch is incredibly gentle and sensitive. This confers on the music clarity and intimacy without any loss of expressive power. Perianes is not a virtuoso full of vigor; he is instead a poet at the keyboard.”

His CD of the piano music of Manuel de Falla was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award. In 2012 he received the National Music Prize awarded by the Ministry of Culture of Spain.