Juan de la Rubia, organist

A native of Vall d’Uixó (Castellón province, Spain), organist Juan de la Rubia keeps an active concert schedule which over the last few years has led him to more than twenty countries and to stages such as the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, the Konzerthaus in Berlín, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Cathedrals of Cologne and Westminster, the Maison de la Radio France in Paris, and the Mariinsky theatre and the Philharmonia in St. Petersburg, Russia.

His previous CD, Bach (2016), received numerous accolades and the newspaper ABC called it “one of the most beautiful and surprising albums of the year” (Stefano Russomano, Sept. 2016). 2016 also saw the release of a recording of Bach and Telemann cantatas with the Baroque Orchestra of Freiburg (Warner Classics).

De la Rubia began his musical studies with his father and Ricardo Pitarch, and continued with Óscar Candendo, Wolfgang Seifen, Michel Bouvard and Montserrat Torrent, who was of great support during his training. He also took part in masterclasses by Olivier Latry and Ton Koopman, among others.

His repertoire spans works from Early Music to the present, with highlights in four areas: Spanish Baroque and Renaissance, Romantic masterpieces, Bach, and his own improvisations.

Cabezón’s music is featured regularly in programs around the world, and yet this is the first time he has recorded works by Philip II’s blind court organist.