Biography

Born in Canals, (Valencia, 1982). He made his saxophone studies in Castellón, Valencia, Paris and Amsterdam, where he finished an acting Master with “Cum Laude” in the prestigious Arno Bornkamp class in 2009.

Juani has been dedicated to music and saxophone for more than 20 years, receiving advice from musicians such as David Alonso, Jean-Denis Michat, Claude Delangle, MB Charrier, Jean-Marie Londeix, Pedro Iturralde, Vincent David, Walter van Hawe, among others. .

She has been awarded numerous prizes in Spain and abroad, which has led her to play in countries such as Holland, France, Germany, Colombia, Russia, Japan and China.

Requested as a collaborator in orchestras, she has worked with the Madrid Symphony Orchestra for the Royal Theater, the JONDE, JOSC, JJ.MM World Orchestra, NJO, Musicaeterna and Vrije-Universiteit Orkest Amsterdam, Radio Filarmonish Orkest or Mahler Chamber Orchestra under the baton from Gunter Schüller, Eliahú Inbal, Pablo Heras-Casado, Arturo Tamayo, Josep Vicent, Teodor Currentzis, Edo de Waart or Barbara Hannigan.

He forms a duo with the pianist Juan Carlos Cornelles and is a member of the Barcelona Reed Quintet and Zavasax. From this group is born the Alcosax project – Course and Festival of saxophone – of which she is artistic director, and which this season will celebrate its tenth edition.

Since 2010 occupies the saxophone plaza in the Municipal Band of Barcelona.
In 2017 he collaborates with the Berlage Saxophone Quartet and Via Berlin in the musical theater project ‘Breaking the silence’ participating in the Oerol theater festival, at the Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam and touring throughout the Netherlands, as well as Kosovo and Russia.

He also participates with the Pannonica saxophone quartet at the opening concert of the Grachtenfestival.

He combines this intense concert and pedagogical activity with his work in the Municipal Band of Barcelona, to which he belongs since 2010.

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