Javier García Verdugo Biografía

1er premio en el “Festival Internacional de Guitarra de La Habana” y “Disco Melómano de Oro” por su segundo solo album “Impresiones”.

Javier ha recibido clases de grandes maestros de la guitarra en la actualidad, entre los que destacan Leo Brouwer, David Russell, Hopkinson Smith, Carles Trepat, Roberto Aussel, Eduardo Fernández, Gerardo Arriaga, Zoran Dukic, Carlo Marchione, Roland Dyens o José Miguel Moreno. En 2015 finaliza los estudios superiores de interpretación musical en el Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid. En el curso 2014-2015 se traslada a Weimar, Alemania, para estudiar en la Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt de Weimar junto a Ricardo Gallén. Actualmente realiza el Master de Interpretación Musical en la Universität Mozarteum de Salzburgo, Austria, en la cátedra de Eliot Fisk. Igualmente, ha realizado cursos de música antigua, bajo continuo y tiorba, así como cursos de blues, jazz, flamenco e improvisación moderna, lo que lo convierten en un guitarrista muy versátil.

Tras haber ganado más de una decena de premios en certámenes nacionales e internacionales de guitarra, Javier es presentado como una de las figuras más prometedoras del panorama guitarrístico actual. Destacan el premio de Juventudes Musicales de España (2015), el Primer Premio en el Concurso Internacional de Guitarra Gredos de San Diego (2015) y el Primer Premio del Concurso Internacional de Guitarra de la Habana (2018).

Su último trabajo discográfico, “Impresiones” ha sido nombrado “Disco Melómano de Oro” por la revista de música clásica Melómano. En marzo de 2015 presentó su primer trabajo discográfico, “Desideratum”, el cuál ha sido retransmitido por RNE, siendo bien acogido por la prensa especializada. En enero de 2018 grabó su tercer trabajo discográfico que próximamente saldrá a la luz.

Javier es artista del Grupo Mediaset España, para el cuál ha participado en numerosas producciones. Entre sus apariciones en televisión destacan sus dos actuaciones para el programa “Musical Cities” de Telecinco, un homenaje al guitarrista Paco de Lucía para Castilla-La Mancha TV y una producción para RTVE en colaboración con Sony.

Sus actuaciones abarcan gran parte de la geografía española y varios países europeos. Como solista de orquesta ha actuado junto a directores como Albert Gonzálvez Cardós, Antonio Navarro Borsi o Mariano Domingo. En la vertiente de la música de cámara, Javier toca regularmente en grupos de cámara, entre los que destacan el dúo Primo Tempo junto al clarinetista Carlos Orobón y el dúo con la soprano Natalia Labourdette.

Javier toca una guitarra de Paulino Bernabé, está patrocinado por la Spanish Guitar Foundation y es representado por la agencia BIAM artists.

Javier García Verdugo biography

1st prize on “International Guitar Competition of Havana” and “Melómano’s Golden Award” for his second solo album “Impresiones”

Javier has received lessons from the most of the greatest guitar masters nowadays, including names such as Leo Brouwer, David Russell, Hopkinson Smith, Carles Trepat, Roberto Aussel, Eduardo Fernandez, Gerardo Arriaga, Zoran Dukic, Carlo Marchione, José Miguel Moreno, and many others. In 2015, he finished the Musical Performance Higher Degree with honors at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid, and he received the Special Degree Prize. During 2014 and 2015, he moved to Weimar, in Germany, to study at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt with Ricardo Gallén. Nowadays, he is studying a Master’s program in Music Performance at Mozarteum University in Salzburg, in Austria, with Eliot Fisk. He also received courses about ancient music, basso continuo and theorbo, and courses of blues, jazz, flamenco and modern improvisation, which make him a versatile guitarist.

After winning several awards in national and international guitar competitions, Javier is presented as one of the most promising figures on the current guitar scene. The Spanish Youth Musician Prize (2015), the First Prize in the Gredos of San Diego International Guitar Competition (2015) and the First Prize in the International Guitar Competition of Havana (2018) between others.

His latest solo album “Impresiones” has been awarded as “Disco Melómano de Oro” by the music magazine Melómano. In March 2015 he released his first solo album, “Desideratum”, which has been broadcasted by RNE, being well received by the specialized press. In January 2018 he recorded his third solo álbum which will soon be released.

Javier is a Mediaset Spain Group artist, for which he has been involved in several productions. Among his TV appearances include his two performances for the program “Musical Cities” of Telecinco, a tribute to guitarist Paco de Lucía for Castilla-La Mancha TV and a production for RTVE in collaboration with Sony.

His performances over the Spanish geography and several European countries were always very good received for the audience. As an orchestra soloist, he has performed with conductors such as Albert Gonzálvez Cardós, Antonio Navarro Borsi and Mariano Domingo. On chamber music, Javier sometimes plays with other musicians, including the Primo Tempo duo with the clarinetist Carlos Orobón and the duo with the soprano Natalia Labourdette.

Javier plays a guitar made by Paulino Bernabé, is sponsored by the Spanish Guitar Foundation and is represented by BIAM artists manager agency.