Juan Pedro García Oliva

Juan Pedro García Oliva (2001, Spain) began studying piano at the age of eight in the music school in his hometown. In 2013, he started his studies at the Conservatory of Music in Jerez de la Frontera, where he received piano lessons from Eduardo Rodríguez. Since 2019, Juan Pedro has been a student at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (The Netherlands), where he studies with Frank van de Laar. 

He has received masterclasses from musicians such as Eugene Indjic, James Giles, Chang-Rok Moon, Juan Lago, Boris Berman, David Kuyken, Miguel A. Ortega Chavaldas, Alexander Kandelaki, Manuela Gouveia, Kennedy Moretti, Robert Kulek, Patrín García- Barredo and Anna Fedorova. 

Juan Pedro has been awarded numerous times in competitions, to name a few: 1st  prize at ‘Concurso Jóvenes Intérpretes’ in Jerez de la Frontera (Spain), 1st prize at  ‘Concurso Nacional de Piano Diputación de Albacete’ in Albacete (Spain), 1st prize  at ‘Concurso Jóvenes Intérpretes’ in Osuna (Spain), 1st prize at ‘Concurso de Piano Ciudad de Sevilla’ in Sevilla (Spain), 1st prize at ‘Orbetello Piano Competition’ in Orbetello (Italy), prize ‘Antena 2/ACIM’ in Óbidos (Portugal), 2nd prize at ‘Concurso Internacional de Interpretación Intercentros Melómano’ in Alicante (Spain) or 2nd prize at ‘Concurso Música de Cámara Francisco Guerrero’ in Sevilla. 

He has played in important venues in  Spain, such as ‘Teatro Villamarta’  in Jerez de la Frontera, ‘Palacio de San Telmo’ in Sevilla, ‘Centro Cultural la Asunción’ Albacete, ‘Auditorio Nacional de Música’ in Madrid and ‘ADDA’ auditorium in Alicante. 

Since November 2020 he enjoys a Grotrian-Steinweg grand piano generously  loaned by the Dutch foundation Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds (NMF). 

Juan Pedro is supported by several institutions that help him continue his studies  abroad, including the scholarship offered by the Ministry of Education and Culture  of ‘Junta de Andalucía’, ‘Musici van Morgen’ and the scholarship offered by  ‘Juventudes Musicales de Madrid’, which was provided to him and handed over by the Queen Sofía of Spain.


Quarter Finals > Friday 11 February | 11:45 – 12:25 hrs | Bimhuis
L. van Beethoven Sonata no. 23 in in F minor, op. 57 ‘Appassionata’
M. Ravel Scarbo from Gaspard de la nuit M.55

Semi Final > Wednesday 16 February | 14:00 – 15:0 hrs | Bimhuis
J. Brahms Piano Quartet no. 3 in C minor, op. 60
S. Prokofiev Sonata no. 6 in A major, op. 82

Final > Sunday 20 February | start 14:15 hrs | Muziekgebouw
R. Navamar Ti’afa’a
R. Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 54