In 2005, Guitar Player Magazine chose Juan as one of the Top Ten Guitar Heroes from over 3,000 submissions worldwide. Juan played at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland for guitar legends such as Joe Satriani and Steve Lukather. The Durham Region Music Society awarded Juan with the 'Best Instrumental Recording of the Year' award the same year. Juan's newly released album, Renewal, is his first album as a solo instrumental artist. In 2007 Juan was selected again as one of the top ten guitar heroes worldwide, to participate in Guitar Player Magazine's Guitar Hero event at the American Music Hall in San Francisco. In 2007 Juan was also presented with the award for 'Best World Music' by the Ontario Independent Music Awards at the Phoenix Concert Hall in Toronto. He was also nominated for 'Best Song' for 'The 8th Floor'. In early 2008 Juan was awarded with the 'Best International Artist' by the Orange County Music Awards, and later on Juan was presented with the award for 'Best Instrumental Artist' by the Ontario Independent Music Awards. In 2009, Juan was awarded with "Rock Album of the Year" by the Durham Region Music Society.