The pianist Juan Carlos Cornelles performs an intense activity as a chamber musician that has led him to perform together with prominent instrumentalists and international singers in concert halls in Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy, Austria, Holland, Portugal, Brazil, Bulgaria and Slovenia. Highlights include his appearances at Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, St. John Smith Square or St. Martin in the Fields in London, Americas Society in New York, Sala Cecilia Meirelles in Rio de Janeiro, Bernhard Haitink Saal in Amsterdam, Juan March Foundation in Madrid or Palau de la Música de Valencia among others.
He has made recordings for RNE, RTVE, BBC3 and RTVSLO. He has recently recorded, along with British violist Ashan Pillai, two CDs under the Verso label; the last of them dedicated to the sonatas of Brahms. He has also starred in the absolute premieres of the composers Antonio Gómez Schneekloth, Javier Costa, Vicente Roncero and Jordi Cervelló.
Juan Carlos, originally from Alcalà de Xivert, received his higher education at the Royal Superior Conservatory of Madrid and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, his most important teachers being Almudena Cano, Graham Johnson and Caroline Palmer. He has completed a “Master in Performance” at G.S.M.D. (London) and another Master’s Degree in Music Creation and Interpretation from the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid. He has also received training in Alexander Technique for four years from Professors Simon Fitzgibbon and Nelly Ben-Or, in Madrid and London respectively.
He combines his concert activity with teaching, which he has held at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London and at the Superior Conservatories of Madrid, Zaragoza, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona and Castellón. He has been a career civil servant as professor of Music and Performing Arts since 1993 and now a professor at the Higher Conservatory “Salvador Seguí” of Castellón in the service commission and at the Superior Conservatory of Liceu in Barcelona.
He is also a consultant professor of the Master of Interpretation and Music Research at the Universidad Internacional Valenciana (V.I.U.) and artistic director of the “Alcossebre en-Cant” Festival of Alcossebre (Castellón).