Cello teacher at the San Lorenzo del Escorial Music School (Madrid), Javier was born in Teruel (Spain) in 1985. He began his musical studies in Avilés at the Conservatory Julian Orbón specializing in cello with Katalin Illes, and chamber music with Alexander Osokin. Later he entered the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid to study the higher degree with the concert cellist and pedagogue Iagoba Fanlo, finishing his studies with honors. During this period he receives master classes from teachers as Philippe Müller, Miguel Jiménez, Wolfgang Boettcher, and Christophe Coin. In December 2006, is admitted with scholarship for postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he completed with top marks. Was welcomed by Professor David Strange, Felix Schmidt, Colin Carr and Jonathan Manson in baroque cello.



Former member of the European Union Youth Orchestra, he has collaborated with orchestras like the London Sinfonietta or the Spain National Orchestra, working under the baton of conductors such as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Leonard Slatkin, Gianandrea Noseda, or Sir Colin Davis.



He has given solo recitals and chamber music concerts in some of the most important venues in the world, such as Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Auditorio Nacional, Barbican Centre in London, or  Philharmonie in Berlin. Together with the trio Julian Orbón wins the international chamber music competition "Ciudad de Manresa". He is a former member of the Manson Ensemble of London, group dedicated exclusively to contemporary music led by the british composer and conductor Oliver Knussen. He has performed as a soloist at the Religious Music Week of Asturias with the Julián Orbón orchestra, conducted by José María Martínez Sánchez. He has worked and shared the stage with musicians like Giovanni Guzzo, Emiko Miura, Hilary Hahn, Kathryn Stott or Maxim Vengerov.

 

He also has recorded the cello solos for movies and TV series such as Exodus, Solo or Hernán.

 

Javier Romero plays on a 1747 Giuseppe Gaffino cello.



 

Hay una forma violenta sobre el escenario.
No amenaza. Un sonido nos alerta.
El instinto.
Ajeno a todo, tras la forma nos observa un hombre libre
preso de ella.
La está abrazando en su contra y no ve, aunque sus ojos quisieran.
Suena un silencio.

 

Se puede sentir el pulso. Bocas secas, terror útil.
La música nos acecha.



Pablo Cortina

-on Romero's Kodaly cello sonata

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