Juan Jose Chuquisengo

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Juan José Chuquisengo
GenresClassical, world
Occupation(s)Concert pianist
LabelsSony Classical
WebsiteJuan Jose Chuquisengo

Juan José Chuquisengo is a Peruvian concert pianist and soloist, specializing in classical and world music.[1][2] Chuquisengo's Trascendent Journey was considered one of the "best 100 classic CDs ever" by Die Besten 100, and Chuquisengo received a fellowship award from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.[3][4]

Early life and career[edit]

Chuquisengo was born in Peru, where he taught himself how to play music by sound.[5] He studied at a local conservatory, eventually traveling to Europe and meeting conductor Sergiu Celibidache, who became his mentor. Chuquisengo studied under Celibidache for seven years in Germany, Italy and France and then relocated to New York City.[citation needed] Chuquisengo studied composition, orchestral conducting, philosophy and arts, and explored Improvisation in the area of World Music.[citation needed] He frequently tours Europe, America and Asia and teaches at universities and music institutions.[citation needed] He was invited in November 2012 by the Barenboim Foundation to teach at the Orchestral Academy in Seville.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Chuquisengo lives in Munich, Germany. He holds a black belt in Karate-Do and teaches Karate, Kung Fu and Tai Chi.


His works include:[6]

  • Piano Recital
  • Piano Recital II
  • Maurice Ravel: Piano Works
  • Transcendent Journey


  1. ^ "Pianista peruano Juan José Chuquisengo promete un recital distinto". Andina. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  2. ^ Broun, Ronald (Oct 14, 2000). "Blown Away By Chuquisengo". Washington Post. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Pianista Juan José Chuquisengo dará concierto y clases en su visita al Perú (Spanish)". Andina. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Die Besten 100". Diebesten100.de. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
  5. ^ IDB América: Magazine of the Inter-American Development Bank, Volume 27. Inter-American Development Bank. 2000. p. 155.
  6. ^ "Disco de Juan Chuquisengo entre los 100 clásicos de la historia". RPP Noticias. Retrieved 25 October 2012.

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