José De Eusebio (Madrid, 1966) has been awarded with a Grammy (2001), the Cannes Classical Award (2002), was finalist to the Gramophone Awards (2001) and has also won the CD Compact Award for the Albéniz opera recording Merlin (Decca). This CD was received with international acclaim after its presentation at the 2001 Salzburg Musikfestspiele. His second major opera recording for the Decca label is Henry Clifford, released last May 2003.
Deutsche Grammophon will register with Mto. De Eusebio the opera Pepita Jiménez (2004), and is also due to record for DG San Antonio de la Florida, Magic Opal, Poèms d´amour, Lancelot and Albéniz´s orchestral works.
José De Eusebio has conducted the staged world première of Merlin at Teatro Real (recorded by BBC-Opus Arte for a DVD; live broadcasted by the U.E.R.; and world wide acknowledged), as well as the world premières of Tomás Marco´s operas El Viaje Circular and Teatro Imaginario.
Previous recordings by José De Eusebio include Cds for Col Legno (2004); two CDs with Sax-Ensemble; the first world recording of Albéniz´s Rapsodia Española, with the original orchestration by Albéniz; Stravinnski´s Petrouchka; a monographic recording with works by Tomás Marco as well as a live recording of the première of Teatro Imaginario by the same author. José De Eusebio has also premièred and recorded Luis De Pablo’s Tréboles and Corola.
Mtro. De Eusebio has conducted in such important halls as Musikverein in Vienna, as well as in the main venues of Mannheim, Hamburg, Stuttgart, München.... He has worked with soloists like Plácido Domingo, Carlos Álvarez, José Cura, Eva Marton, Carol Vaness, Alessandra Marc, Jane Henschel or Tzimon Barto. He took part as pianist in the Concert for the Heroes which was organized in Los Angeles after September the 11th 2001, being the only Spanish Grammy nominee taking part in this event.
Trained as a pianist and conductor in France, Austria, Hungary, Spain and the United States (as a Fulbright scholar), José De Eusebio has worked with such musical personalities as Gyögy Kurtág, Péter Solymos (Franz Liszt Academy), Vlado Perlemuter, Charles Bruck, Joaquín Achúcarro, Guillermo González, Gustav Meier, and has studied at the Salzburg Mozarteum, Wiener Masterclasses, Pierre Monteaux School, Aspen Music Festival…
José De Eusebio has performed in Argentina, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Check Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, Taiwan and the United States, as well as in different International Festivals like the Aspen music Festival in the USA. His performance at the Saarbrücken Musikfestspiele was broadcasted live for Europe by the U.E.R. He has conducted most of the Spanish orchestras.
His interest on recovering the past and present musical heritage draws also Mtro. De Eusebio to work intensely on contemporary music. He was Music Director of Sax-Ensemble (National Music Prize) from 1997 to 2002, and has premiered numerous works by world renowned composers.
José De Eusebio continues researching and performing the unknown lyrical and symphonic repertoire within the frame of different recording projects such as the important recovery of the Albéniz opera Merlin, which he premièred (concert version) in 1998. Editor of the critical edition of Merlin, Henry Clifford, Pepita Jiménez and San Antonio de la Florida, José De Eusebio is directing the CD recovery of Albéniz´s complete lyrical works for Decca and Deutsche Grammophon.