Juan Carlos Garvayo is a pianist, Professor of Chamber Music at the Madrid Royal Conservatory of Music and a founding member of Trío Arbós, created in 1996. He has performed at leading venues and festivals in over 30 countries, from the Konzerthaus in Vienna to the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, and from the Kuhmo Festival (Finland) to the Shanghai Festival (China). He has made over 30 recordings and premiered more than 200 works, many of them dedicated to him, in close collaboration with composers like Hans Werner Henze, Pascal Dusapin, Jonathan Harvey, George Benjamin or Georges Aperghis. His artistic endeavor extends to musical research, with a focus on the recovery of Spain’s musical heritage, and his recordings of composers of the so-called Generation of the Republic, such as Julián Bautista, Fernando Remacha and Salvador Bacarisse, have been widely acclaimed. Founder of the Festival Música Sur in Motril, Granada, his various distinctions include Spain’s National Music Prize.