Spanish-born pianist Joaquín Achúcarro's career took off after winning the 1959 Liverpool International Competition. Since then, he has performed in 60 countries with more than 200 orchestras, has been knighted by King Juan Carlos of Spain, receiving both the Gold Medal of Fine Arts, and the Great Cross of Civil Merit honoring a lifetime of achievement, and, for the past 20 years, has been the Joel Estes Tate Professor of Piano at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He spoke with Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton about his life, and the new Achúcarro Foundation, which supports emerging artists.
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