Born in Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Spain), pianist Juan Pedro García Oliva is one of the most prominent young artists of classical music in Spain and abroad. He finished his studies at the Conservatory of Music ‘Joaquin Villatoro’ in Jerez de la Frontera (Spain), where he studied with Eduardo Rodríguez. Since 2019, Juan Pedro is studying at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (The Netherlands) under the guidance of Dutch pianist Frank van de Laar.
Juan Pedro has received numerous awards in national and international piano competitions that took place in Albacete, Sevilla, Alicante, and Madrid (Spain), and abroad in Portugal, Italy and The Netherlands. He has recently been awarded the 1st prize, audience prize, best performance of chamber music prize, and best performance of Reza Navamar’s Ti’afa’a prize at the YPF European Piano Competition – Grand Prix Youri Egorov 2022 in Amsterdam.
He has attended many masterclasses by renowned musicians such as Boris Berman, Aleksandar Madzar, Eugene Indjic, James Giles, David Kuyken, Robert Kulek, Alexander Kandelaki, Miguel A. Ortega Chavaldas, and Kennedy Moretti, among others.
Juan Pedro has also performed in some of the most important venues such as Teatro Villamarta (Jerez de la Frontera), Palacio de San Telmo (Sevilla), and ADDA Auditorium (Alicante). Moreover, he has appeared as soloist with orchestras in venues such as Auditorio Nacional de Música (Madrid) together with Orquesta de Cámara ‘Andrés Segovia’ under the baton of Víctor Ambroa, and Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam) together with Phion Orkest under the baton of Antony Hermus.
Since November 2020 he enjoys a grand piano Grotrian-Steinweg generously on loan by Dutch foundation Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds (NMF).
Juan Pedro is supported by several institutions that help him continue his studies abroad, with scholarships offered to him by Ministerio de Educación y Cultura de la Junta de Andalucía, Musici van Morgen, and Jeunesses Musicales Madrid. This last one was handed over to him by the Queen Sofía of Spain.