Soloists and Faculty
Born in Banyeres de Mariola in Alicante, Spain in 1982, Jordi has been a member with Spain’s National Orchestra since January 2008. From 2006 to 2008, he was a co-lead trombonist with the City of Oviedo’s Symphony Orchestra (now known as “Oviedo Filarmonía”) and later with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra with whom he performed in the Sydney Opera House in 2011.
Jordi has collaborated with the Mozart Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado, the Liceu Gran Theatre Orchestra, the Spanish National Radio and Television’s Orchestra, the Cadequés Orchestra, the Castile and Leon Symphony Orchestra, Gijon’s Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Cecilia Classical Orchestra, the Andrés Segovia Chamber Orchestra, the Spira Mirabilis, and the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.
During his musical career, Jordi has been a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Spain’s National Youth Orchestra, the Youth Mediterranean Orchestra, and the Community of Valencia’s Youth Orchestra.
He has also won many awards such as 1st Prize at the “Città di Chieri” International Trombone Competition in Italy for his performance of Nino Rota’s Concierto for Trombone and Orchestra with the Turin Philharmonic Orchestra, 1st Prize at the 6th Annual National Trombone Competition in Xàtiva in 2007, a semi-finalist at the “Citta di Porcia” International Trombone Competition in 2007, a finalist in the Christian Lindberg-C.G.Conn International Trombone Competition in 2006, 2nd Place in the International Trombone Competition in 2000, and 2nd Prize at the “Ruperto Chapi” Competition for Young Musicians in Villena, 1998.
Jordi began his musical studies with José Miguel Rico in his village. After attending many different conservatories, he obtained the title of Advanced Teacher with the “Oscar Esplà” Conservatory of Music in Alicante with Rafael Tortajada Fernández in 2001. From 1998 to 2002, he studied at the Spanish Brass Academy with Indalecio Bonet and Carlos Gil. From 2001 to 2002, he completed a post-graduate degree in Castellon’s CSM with Inda Bonet. He also studied with Ximo Vicedo and from 2004 to 2008, he completed another post-graduate degree with Michel Becquet in Lausanne, Switzerland’s Conservatory of Music with the highest possible recognition (Mention Très Bien à l’unanimité avec les félicitations du jury.)
Jordi has received classes and attended perfection courses with Jörgen van Rijen, Juan M. Real, Gilles Millière, Ian Bousfield, Baltasar Perelló, Enrique Ferrando, Branimir Slokar, Olaf Krümpfer, Ricardo Casero, Dennis Wick, Jacques Mauger, Daniel Lasalle, Simeón Galduf, Joaquín Vidal, Rafael Tortajada Durá, Stefan Schulz, and Joseph Alessi among others.
He is a founding member of the trombone quartet “2i2quartet,” winners of the Permanent Competition for Young Musicians of Spain in 2001, with whom he participates in performances and teaching.
He participated in the 2004 “Príncipe de Asturias” Awards Ceremony in Oviedo, and also a member of the “Trobada” trombone group with whom he has collaborated with the ensemble “Residencias” and with “Proyecto Veinte 21.”
In 2012, he participated in the International Trombone Festival which took place in Paris where he performed with 2i2quartet, the Stomvi Trombone Ensemble, playing Jordi Francés’ “Luz Secret II” for trombone.
As a teacher, Jordi has worked with the National Youth Orchestra of Spain and with the Community of Madrid’s Youth Choir and Orchestra, both as a coach and as an admissions officer. He was a professor with the “Eduardo Martínez Torner” Professional Conservatory of Music in Oviedo and has given perfection classes with 2i2quartet for the past 11 years in Biar, Villena, Granada, and Priego de Córdoba. In 2010, 2011, and 2013, he was invited as a guest professor at Moncada’s International Festival FESMON and has given a course at Alicante’s CSM as well.
Last year, he recorded Bert Appermont’s “Colors for Trombone” concierto for trombone and band (with their new, 2012, instruments) with Xixona’s “El Trabajo” musical ensemble and Jordi Francés-Sanjuán as conductor.
After having worked with many great conductors and having performed at the highest level, Jordi has since become interesting in conducting as well.
He is currently studying Orchestra Direction with Miguel Romea and from time to time participates in courses with George Pehlivanian. He also undertook a band direction course with José R. Pascual Vilaplana.
He has since conducted the Ljubljana’s Academy of Music Orchestra in Slovenia, Valencia’s Orchestral Ensemble, the Community of Madrid Youth Orchestra’s Brass and Percussion group, Moncada International Festival’s brass and percussion group, and other chamber groups from Spain’s National Orchestra both in concert and in studio recordings.
Jordi has also taken an interest in mountain biking which is helping him stay in shape.
Jordi Navarro uses the Titán line of instruments from Stomvi.