Javier García Verdugo biography
Javier, who was born in Madrid in 1993, received classes 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. He also received regular classes from the master Ricardo Gallén. 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, with a grant from the Ministry, to study at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt. 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.
In March 2015, he presented his first solo album, entitled DESIDERATUM, with the company QTV Classics. In February 2015 and January 2016, he recorded for the TV program “Musical cities”, broadcast by Mediaset. In July 2015, he made a video recording for RTVE in association with Sony. In 2014, he made a live recording for the TV Castilla-La Mancha, in a tribute to the guitarist Paco de Lucía. In 2017, he published his second solo álbum “Impresiones” and “El i-deario de Silvina” as member of “En casa del erizo”. In addition, he performed throughout Spain and in some parts of Europe. As soloist with orchestra, after having his debut at the age of 17, he played with conductors like Guillermo Bautista and Mariano Domingo.
Having won several awards in national and international guitar competitions, Javier was interviewed in 2014 by the music magazine Melómano, and presented as one of the most promising figures of the current guitar scene.
Javier plays a guitar made by luthier Paulino Bernabé, assigned by the Spanish Guitar Foundation.