HOW IT ALL BEGAN
José Luis Nieto, with an intensive activity of concerts at an international level, is considered as one of the more important Spanish pianist of the new generation. After studying in the Royal Superior Conservatory of Music in Madrid (Spain), he went on to the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow (Russia), from 1997 to 2006. In this conservatory, he studied under the guidance of the famous pianist Mikhail Voskressensky. He 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 philharmonic institutions like Kaliningrad, Ekaterinburgo, Omsk, Tiumen, Arkhangelsk, Tver, Tula, Yaroslavl, Severodvinsk, Murmansk. 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).
He has toured the United States on three separate occasions, playing in different cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, San Jose, New York, Albuquerque and Miami. He has been invited by several organizations like the Fordham University (New York), the Instituto Cervantes, the Cultural Center of Spain (Miami) and the Latino Festival of Chicago for Composers, receiving great reviews of these concerts.
In Europe he includes concerts at the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome (Italy), Hamburg 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), West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge, Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford (United Kingdom), Philharmonic Hall of Transylvania in Cluj, Athenaeum Big Hall of Bucarest (Romania), Suk Concer Hall in Prague (Czech Republic) 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 three visits to Latin-America, Jose Luis Nieto has offered more than 40 concerts and Master classes throughout Chile, in various cities like Santiago, Chillan, Iquique, Arica, Antofagasta, Rancagua, Linares, Talca, Curico and La Serena, stressing his performance in the Great Theater “Oriente” in Santiago (Chile).
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.
Jose Luis Nieto has recorded seven CD’s that have been sold in Spain and Russia. He has received excellent recognition from music critics for these releases.
Like composer Nieto continually also develops many experiments with innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to music in the 21st century.
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