Juan Carlos Garvayo


Juan Carlos Garvayo (Motril, Granada) is one of the world’s most active and multifaceted pianists. A soloist and a founding member of the award-winning Trío Arbós, he has performed in more than thirty countries and recorded more than thirty projects. He has premiered over one hundred new works, many of which were composed specifically for him. Garvayo studied at the Granada Conservatory and then graduated from Rutgers and New York University with degrees in music and anthropology. He explores the latter discipline in the myth, symbol, and rituals that are important themes in both his poetry and music. 33 Sueños (33 Dreams) (Editorial Nazarí, 2015) is his first poetry collection. A bibliophile and thalassophile, he lives in Madrid where he is a professor at the Madrid Royal Conservatory of Music and the Artistic Director of the Festival Música Sur. He is currently working on a new collection of poems.