Javier Arrebola

Javier ArrebolaJavier Arrebola is starting to be recognized as one of the most interesting and versatile pianists of his generation. Very appreciated as a collaborative pianist, his activities as a performer include solo recitals, concerts with orchestra and chamber music and art-song collaborations.

Currently finishing his doctoral studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki (Finland), Arrebola already holds a Masters Degree from the Sibelius Academy and the degrees of Lecturer in Piano and Chamber Music from the Madrid Royal Conservatory (Spain). His most influential teachers have been Claudio Martínez Mehner, Ferenc Rados and Ilmo Ranta.

Arrebola collaborated with the National Youth Orchestra of Spain and represented Spain at the Schwetzingen Music Festival in Germany. He has been invited twice to the Franz-Schubert-Institut in Austria and to the Aurora Chamber Music Festival in Sweden. Together with the Swedish mezzo-soprano Susanna Sundberg, he also claimed the First Prize in the Kokkola V Nordic Lied Competition. Recently, Arrebola has become a recipient of the 2012 Marc and Eva Stern Fellowship at SongFest in the US.

He has taught at the Universidad Mayor of Santiago de Chile and at the Sibelius Academy, and has performed in Spain, Germany, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, Austria, Sweden, Finland, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Ecuador and the United States.

During this season, his engagements will take him to Spain, the United States and Finland, and they include his debut with the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra.

Among other initiatives, he is a co-founding member of kohoBeat, an international musical organization based in Finland and devoted to the development of arts in Finland and other countries.

Photo: Heikki Tuuli