SANTIAGO L. SACRISTAN
Santiago L. Sacristán was born in Valdepeñas (Ciudad Real, Spain) and studied at the Royal Conservatorio Superior de Música of Madrid with Guillermo González, where he achieved the highest qualifications. He acquired a complete training in the school of Central European piano playing, especially in impressionism, inherited from Vlado Perlemuter (a pupil of Maurice Ravel), and finally specialising in Spanish music. He developed his playing further with important pianists including Paul Badura-Skoda and Alexander Tselyakov. He began his concert career at the age of fifteen as a a soloist with the first orchestra established in Castilla La Mancha, giving successful premières of works, including Cantata in Memoriam for piano and orchestra by Ignacio Morales Nieva, a pupil of Joaquín Turina. He has appeared in various European countries in concert and in chamber music, with an extensive repertoire that ranges from the clavecinistes to the contemporary. Since 1999 he has been part of the National Body of musicians directing the Isaac Albéniz Conservatorio de Música.