Classica France: Les Chocs du Mois - Goyescas
Nomination for Latin Grammy - Best Classical Album
José Menor’s recent CD of ‘Goyescas’ by Granados has been nominated for a Latin Grammy Award (Best Classical Album).
José Menor becomes a Steinway Artist
José is delighted to have been welcomed as a Steinway Artist in April 2018.
Album of the Week – BBC Radio Scotland Classics Unwrapped
‘Goyescas’ is Album of the Week on Jamie MacDougall’s ‘Classics Unwrapped’ programme on BBC Radio Scotland.
Editor’s Choice in Gramophone
Menor’s CD ‘Goyescas’ (IBSClassical8027) is Editor’s Choice in Gramophone Music Magazine.
BBC Radio 3
On Tuesday 31 October 2017, José Menor performs live on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’ from his latest CD, ‘Goyescas’, and talks about his other forthcoming projects.
Messiaen’s ‘Vingt Regards’ at the Festival de Arte Sacro
José Menor performs Messiaen’s ‘Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus’ at the Festival Internacional de Arte Sacro in Madrid, on 18 February 2018. More information soon…
Menor records Hèctor Parra’s solo piano works
José Menor will be recording the solo piano works by IRCAM composer Hèctor Parra on the French label Aparté in the 2017-18 season. The album will include: Impromptu; Quatre miniatures; La dona d’aigua; Piano Sonata; Impromptu pour Equinox; Cinq études d’art (complete cycle).
Three premieres at Borough New Music
WORLD PREMIERES by Sam Hayden,Tomas Peire and Patrick Nunn are included in José’s recital at Borough New Music, London on 3 October 2017. His performance marks the opening recital of Series 2, in which the piano is the featured instrument, starting a season of 34 concerts, that involves 122 composers, 49 performers and 37 premieres.
‘Goyescas’ CD launches
The IBS Classical label is delighted to launch a new CD, ‘Goyescas’ by Enrique Granados, performed by José Menor. Released in July 2017, the CD takes a refreshing look at this quintessentially Spanish work and its surrounding sketches. The launches will place in London, Barcelona and Madrid. Purchase at cdgoyescas.com.
Menor’s ‘New Crossroads’ performed in Seville & Pamplona
The piano étude, ‘New Crossroads’ composed by José Menor, was commissioned by the CNDM (Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical) in 2016. Menor premiered the work at Alicante Auditorium (ADDA) in February 2017 and it was recorded at RNE (Spanish National Radio), Radio Clásica’s “Estudio 206”, in March (listen again here.) Further performances of ‘New Crossroads’ are programmed for La Maestranza Theatre, Seville on 28 October 2017, and Palacio Baluarte, Pamplona on 13 March 2018.
Granados’ 100 Years Tour
This year, José Menor completes his survey of Granados’ solo piano and chamber works, having been Resident Pianist of the official Granados Centenary Commission in Lleida (birthplace of Granados) throughout 2016-17. After rave reviews and a standing ovation at his Carnegie Hall solo recital, José went on to perform ‘Goyescas’ at the ‘Meet in Beijing’ Arts Festival in China, the Martha Argerich Festival in Lugano, Switzerland, St John’s Smith Square, London, and venues in Cyprus, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Spain, amongst many others.