Regarded as an artist of expressive refinement, luminous pulsation and great personality, Judith Jáuregui has become one of today’s most captivating Spanish pianists. British magazine International Piano has recently described her as ‘creative intuition’, ‘an imaginative artist, a strikingly individual performer who has impressed European audiences with her maturity of expression’. Likewise, in the words of the German magazine Piano News, ‘it is not only the impeccability of her performance that counts, but rather the impression of listening to a pianist who really has something to say’.
Born in San Sebastian in northern Spain, Judith Jáuregui has a multicultural background derived from her Basque mother and her Mexican father, who grew up in France. After initial studies and a debut recital at the age of just 11, she moved to Munich to study with the distinguished Russian pianist Vadim Suchanov at the Richard-Strauss Konservatorium.
In recent years she has been enthusiastically received on leading stages, including the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Southbank Centre in London, Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Konzerthaus Berlin, Suntory Hall Tokyo, NCPA Beijing, Festival International de Piano de La Roque d’Anthéron, Festival Radio France in Montpellier, Schloss Elmau, Murten Classics or Klosters Music.
She has collaborated with the Britten Sinfonia, Neubrandenburger Philharmonie, the PFK Prague Philharmonia, Das Neue Orchester Köln, the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, the Slovak Sinfonietta and the Simón Bolívar Orchestra of Venezuela, besides the principal Spanish orchestras such as the Spanish National Orchestra, Spanish National Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, the Basque National Orchestra, the Castille and Leon Symphony or the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, having the opportunity to work, amongst others, with conductors like Andrey Boreyko, Marc Soustrot, Víctor Pablo Pérez, Günter Neuhold, Diego Matheuz, Erik Nielsen, Jan Willem de Vriend, Jaime Martín, Claus Efland, Virginia Martínez and Kaspar Zehnder.
Involved in chamber music, Judith latest alliances are alongside the string quartets Signum Quartet and Gerhard Quartet, the winds quintet Azahar Ensemble and the cellist Nadège Rochat.
Highlights for the season 20/21 include collaborations with the Spanish National Radio & Television Orchestra, the Basque National Orchestra and the Hradec Králové Philharmonic. She will also visit the Great Pianists Series at the Teatro Mayor of Bogotá in Colombia, the Lille Piano Festival and the Biarritz Piano in France, the Palermo Classica Festival in Italy and she will return to main Spanish stages like the Auditorio in Zaragoza, the Teatro Victoria Eugenia in San Sebastian or the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid.
Her latest album ‘Die romantische Seele’ (Ars Produktion – 2020) with music by Robert and Clara Schumann has been celebrated by European musical media, as underscored by musical magazine Audio Klassik that states that “Jáuregui discovers a deep-seated melancholy in all its sparkling brilliance, which shines through on this album again and again. In short, the pianist identifies herself here as Schumann’s soul mate’. Judith’s previous recordings reflect her broad repertoire: from Schumman himself, to whom she dedicated her first album released in 2010 and that was awarded at the Spanish Independent Music Awards, to other composers such as Granados, Liszt, Chopin, Falla, Mompou Albéniz, Szymanowski or Scriabin. Particularly notorious was her album ‘Pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy’ (Ars Produktion – 2019), a live recording of an intimate concert in Vienna that was nominated for the 2020 Opus Klassik Awards in the Live Recording of the Year category, following critical acclaim that defined Judith’s interpretation as ‘being one of pianistic sovereignty’, ‘poetry that glows with its own light’.
Judith Jáuregui is a Bösendorfer Artist.