Solista y Profesor

Fco. Javier Gonzalo Ciria

Born in Aniñón (Zaragoza), he began studying music with teacher Antonio Uriel. He studied trombone at the CPM (Professional Conservatory of Music) of Zaragoza with teachers Ruben Pascual Granel and Agustín Puig and at the CSM (Higher Conservatory of Music) of Aragon with Enrique Cotolí, Joaquin Vicedo and Daniel Perpiñán. He had lessons from Ricardo Casero and has attended the International Brass Academy of SPANISH-BRASS LUUR METAL with teachers Indalecio Bonet and Carlos Gil. In 2007-08 and 2008-09 he did a postgraduate course with teacher Gilles Milliere at the Conservatory of Music in Paris.

He has been a member of the Symphonic Band of Aragon, Tunocco- Brass Group, Academic Orchestra of the University of Zaragoza, Orchestra of the Teatro Lírico of Zaragoza, National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia. (JONC) Basque Youth Orchestra (EGO) Musical Youth World Orchestra, Orchestra of the Academy of Gran Liceu in Barcelona and Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra and is currently a member of the Orchestra of the Aragon Kingdom.

He has collaborated with the National Symphony Orchestra of Catalonia, Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona, National Chamber Orchestra of Andorra, Amadeus Orchestra of Moscow, Orchestra Auditorio of Zaragoza, Group Enigma, Orchestra of El Vallés, Chamber Orchestra “Modus Novus “, the ORTV, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Pamplona, Cadaqués Orchestra, etc, under the baton of conductors like Victor Pablo, R. Früheck de Burgos, Juan Luis Martínez, J. Olives, Lutz Kholer, Josep Pons, Beltran de Billy, Martinez Izquierdo, Edmon Colomer, J. Cervera Collado, Fredy Cadena, Manuel Valdivieso, Christoph Eschenbach, Sir Neville Marriner, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Kurt Masur, Dennis Russell Davies, Heinrich Schiff, Valery Gergiev accompanying numerous soloists in the height of Gidon Kremer, Nigel Kennedy, Steven Isserlis, Evelyn Glennie, Elisabeth Batiashvili, Viviane Hagner, Becker-Bender, Heinrich Schiff, Yuri Bashmet and Thomas Hampson among many others.

He has attended numerous master classes with teachers Gilles Miliere, Michel Becquet, Baltasar Perelló, Raul Garcia, Stephan Loyer, Jean Pierre Matheu, Stefan Geiger, Christian Lindberg, Falk Maertens, Peter von Wienhardt, Reinhold Friedrich, etc.
He was a founder-member of the brass group Tunocco-brass and is currently a member of TROMBUMBA group.
He has been awarded the second prize in the Chamber Music Contest of Alcaniz (Teruel 1999), Cycle of Young Performers by Ibercaja 2002, Second Prize of the 2nd National Contest of Interpretation Intercentros (Advanced Level), the Special Prize for best instrumentalist in brass-wind in the 3rd edition of the Competition and Improvement of Ibercaja Scholarship 2005.

He has performed as a soloist accompanied by the Symphonic Band of the Zaragoza CPM in the Mozart Hall Auditorium in Zaragoza, with the Banda Municipal of Calahorra playing the “T-Bone” concerto for trombone and band by Johan de Meij and with the Symphonic Band CSM Zaragoza with the “Trombone Concerto” by Salvador Brotons.

As a teacher, he has participated in important training courses and masterclasses conducted throughout the entire Aragonese and Spanish geography highlighting the Course for Trombone in Leciñena (Zaragoza) for its relevance.

He has taught trombone at the Municipal Music School in Calahorra (La Rioja), as well as in the music schools in the Aragonese towns of Villanueva de Gallego, Alagon and Gallur.

In July 2006 he obtained a position as a teacher for the Music and Performing Arts Faculty in the community of Aragon and is currently active teaching in the CP Music of Huesca.
In addition to his training as a trombonist he is a certified Primary Teacher in the Music specialty by the University of Zaragoza.

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