Biography

Awarded in National and International Interpretation Competitions, Javier Herguera’s performances are distributed throughout the main halls of Europe and the United States, both as a soloist, with orchestra and as a member of chamber ensembles in halls such as the Auditorio Nacional de Música de Madrid, the Palau de la Música de Valencia or the Auditorio Dag Hammaskjold of the United Nations in New York.

A regular contributor to the TVE television programme “Clásicos y Reverentes”, his interest in all musical currents has led him to perform a wide repertoire ranging from monographic recitals dedicated to the works of Mozart, Liszt and Chopin, to tangos recitals by the Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla.

Javier Herguera devotes special attention to contemporary music and the work of today’s composers, having premiered on 2 June 2016 in Berlin “Ewig op.58” by the award-winning composer Alejandro Román.

Involved enormously with the musical teaching in Spain he is numerary professor of piano by opposition since 1999 and realizes since then an important pedagogical work being in addition invited with assiduity to give courses and seminars by all the national geography.

Member of the European Piano Teachers Association-Spain, he has been professor of repertoire with piano at the Alfonso X University and artistic director of the National Music Course “Ciudad de Parla”. He is currently artistic director of the Piu Mosso Foundation and President of the Association for Musical Development in Spain since its foundation in 2005.

He studied at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, where he obtained the superior titles of Piano, Chamber Music and Improvisation under the tutelage of maestro Fernando Puchol. After graduation he studied for several years with professors Galina Egyazarova and Ferenc Rados. He received a scholarship from various public bodies, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Junta de Comunidades de Castilla la Mancha, and attended postgraduate courses at the Ecole Normale de Paris and the Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest, receiving advice from Ramzi Yassa and Rita Wagner. He has also received master classes from great pianists, including Joaquin Achucarro, Brigitte Engerer, Dimitri Bashkirov and Alicia de Larrocha.

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