Javier Somoza

Biography Javier Somoza

Javier Somoza
After an initial self-teaching period, Javier Somoza completed his musical studies in Madrid, his native city, at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música with Jose Luis Rodrigo, with Gerardo Arriaga (Guitar and Musicology at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid) and with the pianist and orchestra conductor Jesús Burguera.

He has obtained numerous awards at international guitar competitions like: IX Guitar Competition “Guitarras Admira” (Zarautz, Spain, 2000), XXXI Concorso Internazionale “Fernando Sor” di Roma (Rome, Italy, 2002), III Concurso Internacional de Guitarra “Luys Milán” de L’Ollería (Valencia, Spain 2004), XXV Concorso Internazionale di Chitarra “Mauro Giuliani” (Bari, Italy, 2004), II Concorso Internazionale “Agustín Barrios” (Nuoro, Italy, 2005), etc.

He currently maintains an intense activity as soloist, with orchestra, and participating in several chamber music projects. Since 2008 he is Professor at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música of Madrid and offers master classes, seminaries and conferences at festivals, conservatories and universities in Spain, Italy, Austria, Russia, Portugal, South Korea, etc.

Javier Somoza is Honorary Member of the “Segovia Guitar Academy” of Pordenone (Italy) and Executive Editor of Roseta, the Spanish musicological review of the SEG (Spanish Guitar Society).

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