Meet the musicians

Javier Martin de la Torre

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Javier Martin de la Torre, viola

Javier Martín de la Torre was born in 1999 in El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz). He began his musical career at the age of seven at the Rafael Taboada Music Conservatory. Later, he continued his studies at the Conservatory Joaquín Villatoro in Jerez de la Frontera, where he obtained his Professional Degree and won a first prize in the young performers’ competition at the conservatory in 2017. He has been an outstanding student of the Orchestra Studies Academy of the Barenboim-Said Foundation, under the tutelage of Jerome Ireland, while also holding the principal viola position in the Youth Orchestra of Andalusia and the National Youth Orchestra of Spain. He has also been a member of the Youth Orchestra of the Community of Madrid and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. During his training, he has received instruction from renowned teachers such as Kim Kashkashian, Alexander Zemtsov, Cibrán Sierra, Pierre Amoyal, Diemut Poppen, Jonathan Brown, the Cuarteto Casals, Cecilia Berkovich, Sergey Teslya, Alan Kovacs and Humberto Armas. He has had the honour of performing in prestigious venues, including the National Auditorium of Madrid, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Isarphilharmonie, the Liederhalle Stuttgart and the Großes Festspielhaus Salzburg, among many others. Additionally, he has been played under renowned conductors such as Teodor Currentzis, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Juanjo Mena, Pablo González, Lucas Macías and Guy Braunstein. He has also performed as a soloist with important orchestral ensembles such as the Álvarez Beigbeder Orchestra, the Youth Orchestra of Xerez, and the Orchestra of the Katarina Gurska Higher Center. He completed his higher studies at the Katarina Gurska Higher Center under the supervision of Laure Gaudron, and he is currently pursuing his Master’s degree at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg under the tutelage of Veronika Hagen. In addition, he has collaborated with the Mozarteum Orchestra. Starting in 2023, he is a member of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Academy and is supported by the Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte.

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