Jon Urdapilleta – Piano Recital

Hosted at Steinway Hall on Wednesday 27th March at 6:30pm

Join us for a solo piano recital at Steinway Hall London with Jon Urdapilleta of the Royal Academy of Music.

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Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) Sonata K 450 in G minor
Sonata K 460 in C Major
Sonata K 491 in D Major
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) Polonaise Fantaisie op. 61 in A flat Major
Enrique Granados (1867-1916) Allegro de Concierto
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Prelude no7 (Book I) Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest
Prelude no3 (Book II) La Puerta del Vino
Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) Fantasia Baetica


Born in 1996 in the Basque Country (Spain), Jon Urdapilleta has been awarded prizes in various competitions, such as the Silver Medal awarded at the 1st Vienna International Music Competition (2019). He has given several solo recitals, highlighting those organized by Donostia Musika and Quincena Musical in San Sebastian, Matinées de Miramon cycle at the Basque National Orchestra, TIHMS in Holland, Festival International Piano Classique in Biarritz (France), and the Juan March Foundation in Madrid. Jon has performed in venues such as the Kursaal Auditorium in San Sebastian, Palacio Euskalduna in Bilbao, Mozart Auditorium in Zaragoza, Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Auditorio Nacional, and Teatro Real in Madrid, and St. John’s Smith Square in London. Jon recently made his solo debut with the Basque National Orchestra. In addition to his role as a soloist, he often collaborates with the Orfeón Donostiarra choir, having performed works such as the Brahms Requiem or Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini, to name a few. He has performed in masterclasses for artists such as Galina Eguiazarova, Jacques Rouvier, Christopher Elton, Yevgeny Sudbin, Pascal Devoyon, Kristian Bezuidenhout, and Maxim Vengerov. Jon studied piano at the San Sebastian Music School with his mother, Maria Isabel Martín. He continued his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he obtained the Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts with Pascal Nemirovski and Rustem Hayroudinoff, graduating with Distinction. At the same time, he studied Orchestral Conducting with Dominic Grier. His interest in period instruments led him to deepen his knowledge in this field with fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout. He is grateful for the support of Fundación Kutxa, Diputación de Gipuzkoa, and Royal Academy of Music during his studies. Jon is currently a PhD candidate at the Royal Academy of Music under the guidance of Dr. Roy Howat. His research focuses on Manuel de Falla’s piano music. Jon’s future engagements include several recitals and chamber music concerts in venues such as Steinway Hall in London, as well as concerts with the Orfeón Donostiarra.