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Biography

21- year-old cellist Javier Iglesias Martin is an exciting solo and chamber music performer as well as an active orchestra player.

Spanish cellist Javier began playing cello at the age of 7 with Eduardo Palao and Adolfo Gutierrez and has performed in master classes for Steven Doane, Ralph Kirshbaum, Lluis Claret, Jens Peter Mainz, Richard Aaron, Timothy Eddy and Gary Hoffmann. His accomplishments include winner of the Hazen Chamber Music and Solo Competition, Curso Ciudad de Toledo Competition and Best Academic Music Record in Madrid in 2009, and 3rd prize on the Mary Lasley Graham Scholarship Competition In 2012, he attended the Heifetz International Music Institute and the New York String Orchestra Seminar, where he had the opportunity of playing two concerts at Carnegie Hall. Javier made his public debut at the age of 16 with a solo recital and at the age of 17 he made his debut as a soloist playing Elgar Cello Concerto. Javier has been an active orchestra player participating as principal cellist in Orquesta Ciudad de Alcala, Joven Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Festival junger Kunstle Bayreuth, Peabody Concerto Orchestra and Peabody Modern Orchestra and has also collaborated with orchestras such as JONDE and Orquesta Filarmonia.

 As a chamber musician, he has performed on stage with artists such as Ronald Leonard, Joan Kwon, William Purvis and James Dunham and played in masterclasses for the Brentano String Quartet, Guarneri Quartet, Orion String Quartet, Emerson String Quartet and Jupiter String Quartet. He is also a member of the Kubrick String Quartet, winner of the Honors Ensemble Competition at Peabody for two years. They have participated in festivals such as the Beethoven Institute, Julliard String Quartet Seminar, Robert Mann Seminar, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and the Britten-Pears Quartet Programme in Aldeburgh (UK).

He is currently in his fourth year pursuing a Bachelors of Music degree at Peabody Conservatory studying with world-renowned soloist and professor Amit Peled.

 

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