José Gallardo

The Argentinean José Gallardo is one of the most sought-after chamber music pianists in the world. Gallardo has won numerous national and international prizes, including the First Prize at the International Piano Contest in Cantù, Como, Italy (1992), and the First Prize and the Prize of the International Press Jury in Trapani, Italy (1995). He plays concerts worldwide in venues such as Berlin’s Philharmonie, Zurich’s Tonhalle, Hamburg’s Musikhalle, Wiesbaden’s Kurhaus, London’s Wigmore Hall, Teatro della Pergola Florence, to name but a few. He has been repeatedly invited by the world’s most important international festivals, including, Lucerne Festival, Verbier Festival, the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, Chopin and his Europe in Warsaw, Schleswig Holstein, Rheingau Music Festival and City of London Festival.

A passionate chamber musician, José Gallardo has collaborated with musicians such as Gidon Kremer, Vilde Frang, Barnabás Kelemen,  Linus Roth, Janusz Wawrowski, Nils Mönkemeyer, Tomoko Akasaka, Andreas Ottensamer, Nicolas Altstaedt, Julius Berger, Danjulo Ishizaka, Miklós Perényi, Maximilian Hornung, amongst others. Since 2013, he has been co-Artistic Director of the Bürgenstock Chamber Music Festival in Lucerne.

His rich discography includes over 20 albums for EMI, Warner, Deutsche Grammophon, Hänssler, Challenge Records Int., Oehms Classics, Neon, Genuin and Naxos, as well as TV and radio broadcasts for BR, SWR, MDR, BBC and RAI, amongst others. From 1998 until 2008, José Gallardo was a lecturer at the Department of Music in the University of Mainz, and since 2008, he has been a professor at the Leopold Mozart Centre in the University of Augsburg.