José Luis Nieto, with an intensive activity of concerts at an international level, is considered one of the most important Spanish pianist of the new generation. After studying at the Royal Superior Conservatory of Music in Madrid, he went to the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow, from 1997 to 2006. In this conservatory, he studied under the guidance of the famous pianist Mikhail Voskressensky. He have got his postgraduate in the same Tchaikovsdy Conservatory, under the guidance of the famous Russian pianist Victor Merzhanov.
Jose Luis Nieto is the first Spanish pianist that has played in the most prestigious concert halls in the regions of Siberia and the Urals (Russia). He has covered almost all of the country´s geography, playing with institutions like Kaliningrad, Ekaterinburgo Philharmonic , Omsk Philharmonic, Tiumen Philharmonic, Arkhangelsk Philharmonic, Tver Philharmonic, Tula Philharmonic, Yaroslavl Philharmonic, Severodvinsk Philharmonic, Murmansk Philharmonic. He also played in various well known concert halls such as the Sheremetevo Palace in Saint Petersburg (Russia), the Svetlanovsky Hall if the Music House of Moscow (Russia), as well as the Rachmaninov Hall and the Maly Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Russia).He has been invited to the International Piano Festival “Pianoforum” in Donetsk (Ukraine).
His international journey and high quality lead him to be invited by institutions such as Fordhan University in New York, Instituto Cervantes in New York, Albuquerque and Chicago, Spanish Cultural Center in Miami or Latino Festival Chicago Composers, en Los Ángeles, San José of California, etc.
In Europe he includes concerts at the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome (Italy), Hamburg Laeiszhalle – Elbphilharmonie, Rudolf Oetker Halle in Bielefeld, Gasteig München, Tonhalle Düsseldorf (Germany), Stockholm konserthuset (Sweden), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen (Denmark), Instituto Cervantes en Dublin (Ireland), Juan March Foundation in Madrid, The Auditorio Nacional in Madrid (Spain), Embassy of Spain in Stockholm (Sweden), West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge (United Kingdom), Philharmonic Hall of Transylvania in Cluj, Athenaeum Big Hall of Bucarest (Romania), Suk Concer Hall in Prague (Czech Republic), Salzburg Mozarteum (Austria), Belgrade Philharmonic in Belgrade (Serbia) and many others.
Mr. Nieto’s activities also stretch to the Middle East, having received excellent reviews when he played in the Great Hall of the Opera of Cairo in Cairo – Gomhoreya- (Egypt) and the Great Hall of Theatre Sayed Darwish in Alexandria (Egypt). He has also been invited by Superior Conservatory of Music in Alexandria (Egypt), as a teacher of Master Degree level. In his visits to Latin-America, Jose Luis Nieto has offered more than 50 concerts and Master classes in emblematic venues such as the Gran Teatro Oriente and the Providencia Cultural Center in Santiago de Chile, the Cultural Center of Spain in Antigua Guatemala, the National Conservatory of Guatemala in Guatemala city and National Conservatory of Honduras in Tegucigalpa, the National Theater of El Salvador, the Auditorium of the University of Costa Rica in San José, National Library of Panama, Music House of Quito (Ecuador), Municipality of Lima (Peru), CAFAM Theater of Bogotá (Colombia), Central Bank Theater of Paraguay in Asunción, at the National Symphonic Center in La Paz (Bolivia) and many other famous stages in cities such as Arequipa (Peru), Cali (Colombia), Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), Porto Alegre (Brazil), Mexico City (Mexico), Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Montevideo (Uruguay), etc.
Jose Luis has been invited as a soloist by the Camerata Baltic Orchestra of Siberia (Rusia), Symphonic Orchestra Gniessens (Rusia), Orchestra of Virtuous from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Rusia), Kaliningrad Orchestra Philarmonic (Rusia), Ensemble of soloists Hermitage (Russia), Murmansk Orchestra Philarmonic (Rusia), Prokoffiev Philarmonic Orchestra of Donetsk (Ucrania), Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile (Chile), Orquesta Sinfónica de Antofagasta (Chile), Library Chamber Orchestra of Alexandria (Egipto) and Moscow Sinfonietta Chamber Orchestra (Rusia). He has performed with great musicians like Alexe Utkin and Elena Obratszova and he has shared stage international festivals with Vladimir Spivakov and Yuri Bashmet.
All this professional travel is reflected in the publication of eight recordingswhich has received excellent recognition from music critics for these releases. José Luis Nieto is not a promise of pianistic virtuosity, he is one of the great references as an international concert player, one of the most
Representative Press Reviews
“…there is no room for indifference due to a performance that can stir or create aesthetic debates.What stood out was Nieto´s solid formation and originality” EL MERCURIO (Santiago) CHILE
“…in his tour around the USA ,after performing in Chicago, Jose Luis Nieto came across as a confident pianist with an unique performing style , amongst other aesthetic parameters…a passionate concert…” WFMT (Chicago) USA
“…a different artist to what we are used to who will be talked about a lot.Yesterday a wide range of colours and contrasts made the New York public buzz, in a compulsive context of Russian technique, Spanish passion and European music” TIMES-OUT (NewYork) USA
“…yesterday Nieto showed us to be a musician with great personality.With a spark of Spanish fire and , from his schooling, the depth of Russian soul” IZVESTYA (Moscow) RUSSIA
“… we were fortunate to appreciate the wonderful musical talent of José Luis Nieto of absolute perfection in the interpretation … reaching the audience in a simple, cheerful and profound way … This approach to the audience with a unique simplicity and great humanism makes the music be for all a monumental experience” EL PAÍS (Cali, Colombia)
“… there where the majority of musicians sin of routine academicism causing disinterest, Nieto manages to capture our full attention and follow each turn and accent with unusual enthusiasm” EL CORREO DE ANDALUCÍA (Seville, Spain)