Javier Aguilar

Violin & baroque Violin

CURRICULUM VITAE


Born in Murcia  in 1994 (Spain), began playing violin at the age of 9 years old under prof. Pedro García.

At the age of sixteen, he gets a place to study in the Conservatorio Superior  de Música de Aragón, starting his Pre-bachelor studies with prof. Enrique Palomares. He has been awarded in several competitions as "Entre Cuerdas y Metales 2011"(2nd Prize) and Ruperto Chapí Competition 2007( 2nd prize).

He toured with OJRM  in 2011 through USA , playing in Lincoln Center in New York and Chicago. He played several times as soloist with this orchestra in Festivals like the "International Festival of Youth Orchestras 2011“, and also with Impulsia Ensemble and Summa Ensemble in 2018 in Berlin evening concerts and the „II Music Festival in Monzón 2018“.

His artistical educational sources have been prof. Eberhard Feltz (Hfm Hanns Eisler Berlin) Stephan Picard, Raphael Alpermann, Thomas Hoppe, Cuarteto Quiroga, Armida Quartett, Amandine Beyer, Antje Weithaas and Tabea Zimmermann,  among others.

Javier has been invited often as the 2nd violin leader in the Mannheimer Philharmoniker . He is part of  the rising international music project  "Musethica“, playing chamber music with  young talented musicians  throughout Germany and Spain, getting to play for the Minister of Foreign Affairs from Germany in History Forums of Humboldt Universität Berlin.
 
Aswell very active at chamber music making, takes part in chamber orchestras such as Kammerphilharmonie Amadé, Eroica Berlin, Impulsia Ensemble, Camerata de Murcia and especially Geneva Camerata, travelling  all around Europe and South America playing with the finest soloists such as Pieter Wispelwey, Sabine Meyer, Nicholas Altstaedt, Gil Shaham, and others. 

From 2014 to 2016, he studies his Bachelor Degree at the prestigious Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin under Professor Stephan Picard. 
Currently , he finished his studies at the Universität der Künste Berlin with the prof. Mark Gothoni in 2019. 

Javier is a holder of the scolarship from „Yehudi Menuhin“ LMN Berlin foundation since 2016, performing regularly with Santiago Gervasoni. 

As a devoted  baroque violinist, receives important musical impulses with projects from Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (Raphael Alpermann), La Tempestad(Silvia Marquez), Solamente Naturali (Milos Valent) Bremer Bach Konsort, Chiaroscuro Quartet (Pablo Hernán);  he has been also an academist at the prestigious baroque ensemble „Gli Incogniti“, with Amandine Beyer, Anna Fontana and Olivier Foures. 

From 2016 to 2018, he co-founded the Summa Ensemble, together with the „I Chamber Music Festival in Monzón 2017“. He was in charge, among others, of the artistic leadership in the Festival and the Concertmaster of the Ensemble, creating the artistic concept of this innovative art collective, where music, performance and several art disciplines collide all in one. 

Currently, he co-founded the Protean Quartet in 2018, a period instrument quartet which aspires to get closer to the historical sources and to enrich the music with the essentiality of its roots. They were the openers of  the II Music Festival of Monzón 2018, and they  get  to perform regularly in Zurich, Berlin and Basel. 

On the other side, Javier has a big interest in the neo-classical minimal music  and Jazz improvisation,  getting involved in projects with Hania Ranizewska, recording tracks in Teldex Studios Berlin, and the prestigious Olafur Arnalds, taking part in his quartet for the CD release of „Remember“ in 2019, recorded with Universal Music Group. 

Javier plays on an old fine  italian violin made by Antonio Testore, (1755) on  loan by the Udk Berlin foundation.