Biography: Antonio Simón

Antonio Simón, born in Jaén, holds modern piano degrees from the Madrid Real Conservatorio Superior de Música and the Zagreb Music Academy.  Among his teachers were Ana Guijarro, Vladimir Krpan and Javier Herreros.  Antonio is lately devoted to period instruments performance and has recently finished a Master in Fortepiano under the guidance of Richard Egarr at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.

A prizewinner in several piano competitions, he has performed at important festivals such as the Donatske Veceri in Zadar and the Quincena Musical in San Sebastián.  He has also recorded for Spanish Radio Clásica (RNE) and the Albert Moraleda label.

Since 2006, he performs regularly with cellist Trino Zurita on modern as well as period instruments.  Together they have recorded "The complete cello and piano works" of Franz Liszt playing historical instruments.

Antonio Simón teaches piano at the Málaga Conservatorio Superior de Música and has recently presented his doctoral dissertation "Liszt in the Iberian Peninsula" at the University of Málaga.