Josu Gallastegui is widely viewed as one of the country's leading ballet pianists, known for the excitement, imagination, and impeccable musical judgment he brings to class. Born in Bilbao, in the Basque Region of Spain, Gallastegui has won the acclaim of teachers and performers throughout the dance world. "Josu Gallastegui is a wonderful pianist," says Cynthia Gregory -- "I think he is the best around." >> Read more
One of the ballet world’s most accomplished and beloved pianists, Josu Gallastegui was born in Spain’s Basque Country and grew up surrounded by its rich musical traditions. In "A Journey Home," he brings this subtle, evocative music to life for dancers, teachers, and students everywhere.
His father, Hipólito, taught him many of the popular Basque songs included in this collection. Josu has dedicated this new collection to parents, Hipólito and Juanita Gallastegui.
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New From Josu: "A Journey Home"
"A Journey Home" features 32 selections on two CDs, including choices of music for plié, tendu, adagio, turns and small, medium, and large jumps.The ballet class is based on the teaching of Professor Marta Ruiz Estrampes of the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza in Madrid. The final selection is the exuberant, joyful jota ¡Viva Navarra!—more than 5 minutes of music superbly played in Josu’s own unforgettable style. Get more information about "A Journey Home" here.
Now You Can Download Josu's Most Popular Recordings -- An Entire Album or Individual Pieces
This year, we’re making Josu’s entire collection of ballet music and his general audience recordings available through the wonderful independent music site, www.cdbaby.com. Both CDs and MP3 downloads are available for purchase. Visit Josu's order page to learn more.