Born in Murcia (Spain) in 1981, José Cano Hernández started his music studies at the age of nine. In 2001 he passed the admission tests to attend the Conservatory Manuel Massotti Littel in Murcia, where he graduated in Piano in 2005, under the instruction of Antonio Narejos.
From 1995 he has performed in different Spanish cities and abroad, acquiring a wide experience in recitals and chamber music. He has also performed as a soloist with the Murcia Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Virginia Martínez.
In 2005 he was awarded in the Piano Contest of the Diocesan School of Santo Domingo (Orihuela, Spain). Between 2007 and 2009, he was given several grants by the European Comission and by the Region of Murcia to continue his musical formation in Slovakia and Canada. In 2009, he finished a Piano Performance Degree in the University of Montreal under the instruction of Marc Durand.
He has received master classes from important teachers such as Julian Martin (Juilliard School of Music), Robert McDonald (Juilliard School of Music), Boyan Vodenitcharov (Koninklijk Conservatorium of Brussels), Giuseppe Scotese (Academia Santa Cecilia de Roma) and Ana Guijarro (Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid).
Having music teaching as an important stimulus in his career, José Cano Hernández has always combined the demands of his formation as a performer with the teaching work. Formation courses, as well as teaching, both private and in music schools and conservatories, have made him familiar with the didactic practice.
After his first experiences as a piano and music theory teacher, he decided to improve his competence in the field by studying a degree on Musical Education in the Conservatory Manuel Massotti Littel in Murcia, where he finished his studies in April 2010 under the instruction of Miguel Ángel Centenero.
Since September 2009 he is part of the staff of the Pantonal School of Music (Montreal, Canada) where he carries out his teaching practice.
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