Born in Barcelona, Jordi Palomares started his musical education with his father, pianist Joaquim Palomares.

Jordi Palomares studied piano with Carme Undebarrena at the Conservatori Superior Municipal de Música in Barcelona, where he graduated with the First Prize of Virtuosity in 1986. After that he continued his studies in the Hartt School of Music (University of Hartford USA) as a scholarship student of “Hartt Talent Award”, with Luiz de Moura Castro and received the Artist Diploma in 1988. Also he received classes of Nina Svetlanova, teacher of the Manhattan School of Music. Afterward he studied Orchestral Conducting with Uwe Mund at Gran Teatre de Liceu in Barcelona. In 1994 obtained his Diploma of Orchestral Conducting at the Sweelinck Conservatorium of Amsterdam, where he studied with Joop van Zon.

He participated in many master classes given by outstanding pianists, including R.Tureck, G.Sebok, B.Siki, N.Svetlanova, B.Ringeissen, Moura, J.Huizing and J.Colom. He has won awards in several national and international piano competitions, including the Bronze medal of the “World Piano Competition Cincinnati” (USA) in 1988.

Jordi Palomares has played extensively for audiences in Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, USA and Japan as a soloist, with a repertoire in which he combines Romantic music (Chopin, Liszt, Schumann) with Spanish music, of which he is a recognized specialist (Granados, Albeniz, Mompou, Soler, Turina, etc). In 1999 he made his debut at the Teatro Regio di Parma (Italy) being praised as “Ambassador of Spanish music” by La Gazzetta di Parma. He has been invited to many international  music festivals such as Isaac Albeniz Festival in Camprodon, International Music Festival Ciutat de Mallorca, Barcelona, Sant Cugat and Alella (Spain).

In 2013 he was invited to play for the “Dual Year Spain-Japan 400 years” and in Commemoration of 20 years of brotherhood between the cities of Kobe and Barcelona, a concert that was held at The Kobe Club and in which he performed music by Spanish composers and his own arrangement of traditional Catalan songs.

In 2015 he gave a piano recital at the Spanish Embassy in Tokyo with a program made up Spanish works. That same year he was invited to play at the “Peace Memorial Concert” at Hozan Hall in Kagoshima.

Jordi Palomares is also a composer and known for his mastery in transcribing solo piano music from symphonic and chamber music works. In 2016 he premiered his own transcription for solo piano of the work for string orchestra "Vistes al Mar" by Eduard Toldrà. Concert that was held in the Eduard Toldrà Hall of the Barcelona Municipal Music Conservatory.   

He has collaborated with violinists and singers, giving recitals in Palau de la Música de València, Teatre Principal de Barcelona, Ramon Llull University, Fukuyama Reed &Rose Hall (Japan) and Takatsuki Gendai Theatre.

He was also official piano accompanist in the Francesc Viñas Singing Competition and the Ricard Viñes International Piano Competition.

His live performances have been recorded and broadcasted by several media including Catalunya Ràdio, Ràdio 4 (Spanish National Radio), Televisió de Catalunya, Ràdio Avui and Canal 13 (TV Hartford, USA).

He has given piano master classes in Teatro Cinghio di Parma (Italy), Conservatories in Barcelona, Olot, Mallorca, Torroella de Montgrí, (Spain), Rokko Music Festival in Kobe, PTNA Piano Seminar in Fukuoka and Hiroshima (Japan).

Jordi Palomares has been invited to be a judge at several important International Music Competitions such as the Osaka International Competition (Japan), Piano Competition “Ciutat de Mallorca” (Spain) and the World Piano Competition Cincinnati (USA).

He was a professor at the Conservatori Superior Municipal de Música in Barcelona and currently is the pianist in the department of Orchestral Conducting at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona (ESMUC).

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