Born in Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Spain) in 2001, pianist Juan Pedro García Oliva is one of the most prominent young classical musicians in Spain and abroad. He has received numerous awards in national and international piano competitions that took place in Albacete, Sevilla, Alicante, and Madrid (Spain), and abroad in Portugal, Italy and The Netherlands.
Among the prizes he has received, he was awarded the 1st prize, audience prize, best performance of chamber music prize, and best performance of Reza Navamar's Ti'afa'a prize at the YPF European Piano Competition - Grand Prix Youri Egorov 2022 in Amsterdam. Recently he also won 2nd prize at the “Silvio Bengalli” competition, held in Pianello Val Tidone (Italy) in 2023.
He has attended many masterclasses by renowned musicians such as Pierre- Laurent Aimard, Mikhail Voskresensky, Denis Kozhukhin, Boris Berman, Edith Fischer, Aleksandar Madzar, Eugene Indjic, and James Giles, among others.
Juan Pedro has performed in important venues such as Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (Kleine Zaal and Grote Zaal), Teatro Villamarta (Jerez de la Frontera), Palacio de San Telmo (Sevilla), ADDA Auditorium (Alicante), and Museu do Oriente (Lisbon). He has also been invited to perform at several festivals, among which SIPO (Portugal) and Sipiano (Switzerland). Moreover, he has appeared as soloist with orchestras in venues such as Auditorio Nacional de Música (Madrid) together with Orquesta de Cámara 'Andrés Segovia' under the baton of Víctor Ambroa, and Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam) together with Phion Orkest under the baton of Antony Hermus.
Juan Pedro is supported by several institutions that help him continue his studies abroad, with scholarships offered to him by Ministerio de Educación y Cultura de la Junta de Andalucía, Musici van Morgen, Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds (NMF), and Jeunesses Musicales Madrid. This last one was handed over to him by the Queen Sofía of Spain.
He is currently studying under Prof. Boris Berman at Yale University. Previously he studied at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, with Prof. Frank van de Laar, and in Jerez de la Frontera, with Prof. Eduardo Rodríguez. He has also been a student at the Accademia del Ridotto in Stradella (Italy).