Biography

My passion for the saxophone begins in the music school of my native village Alcorisa, in the province of Teruel. Being a teenager, I decide to move to the Turolense Musical Institute where I finish my professional studies with an extraordinary prize in saxophone and chamber music. In the CSMA of the Aragonese capital I continue my studies under the tutelage of Dº Francisco Roy, finishing higher degree with Honors.

In 2007 a great dream comes true, to study with the teacher Arno Bornkamp, ​​my reference. It will be my years at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where I graduate in 2009, which enrich me extraordinarily both personally and professionally. It was there that I understood the true dimension of the study of this instrument.

In my years as a student I attend several competitions, musical challenges that fill me with motivation. Among all of them, perhaps the 1st Prize in the International Saxophone Competition of Merza or the 1st Prize “Young Performers” in 2002 and 2007 of the Government of Aragon and the Ibercaja Foundation are the most special.

My enthusiasm for the history of the saxophone takes me to study in the VIU (International University of Valencia) the Master in Musical Research, where I focused my research on the acoustic and organological study of an Adolphe Sax tenor saxophone from 1857 in my collection.

During all these years I have had the opportunity to participate in extraordinary formations such as the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Basque Country (EGO), Symphonic Band of the European Union (EUYWO) directed by Jan Cobero or World Symphonic Band “World of Winds” directed by trombonist Christian Lindberg. And at festivals like “On Wings” (Holland), “St. Olavs Festival “(Norway), “The Music Festival“(Norway) or “Rheingau Musik Festival“(Germany). In the same way I have participated in recordings for Klassic Radio, Radio Klassiek Nederlands, Norwegian Band Federation, RNE, RNE Clásica, Canal Mezzo TV or BelAir Classiques.

It will be my time at the Madrid Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Theater that makes me discover an unknown repertoire for me, the saxophone at the Opera. Lulu, Wherter or Mahagonny are some examples, in which I was able to work under the baton of masters such as Pablo Heras Casado, Eliahu Inbal, Teodor Currentzis or Emmanuel Villaume and who have allowed me to participate in the first international tour of the Royal Theater in Russia, in the Moscow Bolshoi Theater.

This exciting profession has given me the opportunity to teach courses and masterclasses throughout the Spanish geography, not forgetting the Arno Bornkamp invitation to teach their students in the CVA Amsterdam unforgettable experience in a cross that I have a special appreciation It will be in this conservatory where I meet Juana Palop, with whom I formed in 2007 Zavasax Saxophone Duo. Formation with which thanks to the invitation of Adolphe Sax Foundation, participated in the International Festival of Saxophone “Saxfest 2014” Amsterdam, with Branford Marsalis, Vicent David, Otis Murphy, Claude Delangle, Paquito D’Rivera or James Carter, premiering the “Suite Anemoi”, work of Santiago Báez dedicated to “Zavasax”. The training has been awarded with the 2nd Prize in the Youth Musical Contest and in 2016 their first album “Inventions” comes to light.

At present, I am the artistic director of the “International Festival of Saxophone Alcosax” and professor of saxophone and repertoire orchestra of the Superior Conservatory “Manuel Castillo” of Seville.

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