Javier Pérez Garrido

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Javier Pérez Garrido
Born (1985-07-20)July 20, 1985
Madrid, Spain
Alma mater Conservatorio Superior de Música de Murcia,
Occupation Composer, Conductor, Clarinetist, music teacher
Website
www.perezgarrido.com

Javier Pérez Garrido is a Spanish composer, conductor, clarinetist and music teacher. He holds an Advanced Degree in Clarinet Performance and Composition from the Conservatory of Murcia, Spain. He has been given performance and composition awards in several national and international music competitions. Pérez Garrido has played as soloist with many of the most important youth wind and symphonic orchestras around Europe. Since 1998, he has composed nearly 80 works including solo, chamber music, ensemble, choir, concert band and orchestra pieces. His compositions have been performed in various European and American countries.

Biography[edit]

Javier Pérez Garrido started studying music at an early age in Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.

He has received lessons with the clarinetists P. V. Alamá, J. M. Azorín, J. Carrasco, A. Cuenca, J. F. Ferrer, C. Gil, Yehuda Gilad, F. Lara, F. Meloni, J. Nees, J. Peitz, E. Pérez Piquer, A. Piters, M. Rives, J. Ros, J. Sanz, M. Torres and R. Wiensser and with the composers M. D. Aguilar, J. Artaza, S. Herrero, Antón García Abril, P. Illescas, D. Mora, J. Martínez Oña, F. J. Sánchez, José María Sánchez-Verdú and Juan María Solare. Furthermore, Pérez Garrido has attended film scoring composition courses with film composer Roque Baños (The Oxford Murders), chamber music courses with C. Martínez Mehner, I. Sulyga and lectures by composers Luis De Pablo, Cristóbal Halffter, F. Larso, Tomás Marco, I. Nommik, etc.

As a clarinet performer, he has won several national and international awards in soloist competitions (First Prize by VII Entre Cuerdas y Metales Young Musicians Competition, Spain) chamber music contests (Finalist by II “Acordes” National Chamber Music Competition, Spain) and concert band competitions (First Prizes by Valencia International Band Competition, Spain, Murcia National Band Competition, Spain, Campo de Criptana National Band Competition, Spain, Leganes National Band Competition, Spain, Aranda de Duero International Band Competition, Spain, Acordes National Band Competition, Spain etc.)

Pérez Garrido has been a member of several concert bands and orchestras, including the Agrupación Musical Sauces Concert Band, the Banda Sinfónica de la Federación de Murcia Concert Band, the Murcia Youth Orchestra, the Spanish National Youth Orchestra, the FIOJ International Youth Orchestra, the European Union Youth Wind Orchestra, etc. playing as soloist in Spain, Austria, Luxembourg, Holland, Portugal and Slovakia. Many of his concerts have been broadcast on radio and television.

As a composer, Pérez Garrido has created almost eighty works. Some of them have been awarded in several composition competitions. His music includes soloist works, chamber music works, vocal and chorale works, opera works and symphonic works for concert band and orchestra.

In 2006, his symphonic poem “Fantasía, Op.14” became finalist by the International Symphonic Wind Band Composition Competition “Adolf Ventas”, Spain. In 2008, he obtain a First Award and a Special Mention by the XVI National Concert Band Composition Competition “Villa de Pozo Estrecho”, Spain, with his work “Asociación Musical el Castillo, Op.24”. In 2012, his composition “Obertura Latinoamericana Op.45” for brass ensemble has been awarded by the II International Competition “Bronces Verdes”, Argentina. His composition for wind orchestra "Rex Regum, Op.23" received the First Prize by the National Wind Orchestra Composition Competition of Toledo (Spain) in 2012. His work "Soledad, Op.56" won the Third Prize by the IV National Concert Band Composition Competition "San Pedro del Pinatar 2013" (Spain). Besides, Pérez Garrido has recently won the Honor Mention by National Competition "Manuel Carrascosa" 2013 (Valencia, Spain) and been selected by Fifteen Minutes of Fame to premiere his Op.51 in New York City, USA (2012). In 2014, Pérez Garrido receive the Gold and Bronze Medals at important Global Music Awards, California, USA, the First Honorical Mention at the III National Concert Band Composition Competition of Toledo and the Official Nomination for the prestigious Hollywood Music in Media Awards from Los Angeles (USA) at the Instrumental/Orchestral music composition category.

This Summer, 2013, the European Union Youth Wind Orchestra under the direction of Jan Cober premiered his composition "Obertura Europea, Op.42" in Luxembourg and performed it again in all of their tour´s concerts including their participation at the World Music Championship (Kerkrade, Netherlands) with Simón Bolivar Orchestra, among others. The composition of Pérez Garrido became a success and was very well received by important musicians, critics and audience.

In recent years, Pérez Garrido has been commissioned to premiere works for the 38th International Trumpet Guild, Michigan, USA, the First Centennial of Alicante Symphonic Concert Band, Alicante, Spain, Fifteen minutes for fame, New York City, USA, XX National Concert Band Competition “Ciudad de Murcia”, Spain, among others.

His compositions have been premiered in Argentina, Austria (Vienna), Canada (Quebec), Colombia, Costa Rica (San José), France, Germany, Italy (Rome), Luxembourg, México, the Netherlands (World Music Championship, Kerkrade) Portugal (Porto), South Korea (Seoul), Spain and the United States (New York, California, Washington, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota) by important soloist, chamber groups, choruses, wind bands and orchestras. Last year, people could hear almost thirty concerts including some of them. Many of his works have been broadcast (radio, television), recorded (CDs, DVDs) and published by MOLENAAR (The Netherlands), CIMARRON MUSIC PRESS (USA), PILES (Spain) and EGGE VERLAG (Germany).

Sometimes, he is invited to conduct his works. By this way, he has conducted the Camerata de Murcia Orchestra as well as the Ciudad de Toledo Concert Band, the Asociación Musical El Castillo Concert Band and the Sociedad Unión Musical Santa Cecilia de Caudete, a concert band whose new titular conductor is Pérez Garrido.

In recognition to his musical career, Pérez Garrido has received the Silver Medal of Serón (Almería, Spain)

Compositions[edit]

Instrumental[edit]

Brass Ensemble[edit]

  • Opus work: Obertura Latinoamericana Op.45, (2011)

Chamber Music[edit]

  • Opus work: Bajo el viento Azul Op.20, (2006-7) for piccolo and alto flute
  • Opus work: Bajo el viento Azul Op.20a, (2006-7) for Eb soprano clarinet and bass clarinet
  • Opus work: Bajo el viento Azul Op.20b, (2006-7) for oboe and English horn
  • Opus work: Bajo el viento Azul Op.20c, (2006-7) for violin and double bass
  • Opus work: Bajo el viento Azul Op.20d, (2006-7) for trumpet and tuba
  • Opus work: Bajo el viento Azul Op.20e, (2006-7) for soprano saxophone and baritone saxophone
  • Opus work: Canciones modales Op.38, (2010) for harp violoncello and double bass
  • Opus work: Carmen Checa Jiménez Op.8a, (2004) for clarinet quartet
  • Opus work: Cinco dúos Op.1, (2000) for two Bb soprano clarinets
  • Opus work: Cuarteto nº1 Trágico Op.53, (2012) for clarinet quartet
  • Opus work: Divertimento Op.25, (2008) for five trumpets
  • Opus work: El patito feo Op.Cuack, (2005-7) musical tale for clarinet and narrator
  • Opus work: Fantasía Andaluza Op.47, (2012) for tuba quartet
  • Opus work: Gran Dúo Op.13, (2005)for trombone and tuba
  • Opus work: Medusa Op.30, (2009) for clarinet and electroacustic tape
  • Opus work: Pequeña pieza Op.2a, (2002) for theremin and piano
  • Opus work: Pequeña pieza Op.2, (2002) for violoncello and piano
  • Opus work: Preludios Sinestésicos Op.32, (2008-9) for violin and piano
  • Opus work: Preludios Sinestésicos Op.32a, (2008-9) for violoncello and piano
  • Opus work: Sonatango Op.39, (2011) for clarinet and piano
  • Opus work: Quinteto nº1 Op.19, (2006-7) for clarinet and string quartet
  • Opus work: Tres duos para dos cajas Op.9, (2004) for two snare drums
  • Dios te Salve (2012) for A or Bb soprano clarinet, violin and violoncello
  • El Domador de Orugas (2006) for Bb soprano clarinet and accordion
  • Ensueño (2000) for clarinet, violin and violoncello
  • Lento Espressivo version a, (2006) for soprano Bb clarinet and violin
  • Lied nº1 (2004) for flute and piano
  • Lied nº2 (2004) for Bb soprano clarinet and piano
  • Melodia (2002) for Bb soprano clarinet and piano
  • Minueto nº1 (2003) for clarinet quartet
  • Muñeira (2006) for Bb soprano clarinet, tenor saxophone and accordion
  • Papá, hazme un bocadillo de sobrasada (2003) for clarinet quartet
  • Pequeño dúo (2004) for Bb soprano clarinet and tenor saxophone
  • Ro (2011) for any instrumet
  • Sevillanas (2004) for woodwind quintet

Concert Band[edit]

  • Opus work: 1952 Op.49, (2012)
  • Opus work: Amiguiño Op.5, (2003)
  • Opus work: Asociación Musical El Castillo Op.24, (2005-8)
  • Opus work: Carmen Checa Jiménez Op.8, (2004)
  • Opus work: Concertino de los Filabres Op.54, (2012–13)
  • Opus work: European Overture Op.42, (2013)
  • Opus work: Homenaje al Maestro Alvarez Alonso Op.3, (2002)
  • Opus work: Fanfarria Op.50, (2012)
  • Opus work: Fantasía Op.14, (2005)
  • Opus work: Rex Regum Op.23, (2007–10)
  • Opus work: Santiago Apóstol Op.4 nº1, (2003)
  • Opus work: Santiago Apóstol Op.4 nº2, (2004)
  • Opus work: Soledad Op.56, (2013)
  • Opus work: Sueño de un Recuerdo Op.10, (2004)
  • Opus work: Virgen de los Remedios Op.7, (2004)
  • Opus work: Virgen del Rosario Op.48, (2012)
  • An Irish Dream (2012)
  • Anniversary Overture (2013)
  • Beethoven is dancing Salsa! (2013)
  • Far West Fantasy (2014)
  • Pater Dimitte Illis (2014)
  • Santo Grial (2012)
  • Song for Peace (2013)

Orchestra[edit]

  • Opus work: Concertino Op.34, (2009–10) for four solo clarinets and three orchestras
  • Opus work: La Reina de las Flores Op.11, (2004-5 Rev.2010) for symphonic orchestra
  • Opus work: Lento Op.18, (2006) for string orchestra with harp
  • Opus work: Obertura Op.26, (2008) for symphonic orchestra
  • Minueto nº2 (2004) for classic symphony orchestra
  • Minueto nº3 (2004) for classic symphony orchestra
Orchestral wind and percussion section[edit]
  • Opus work: Escenas diabólicas Op.29, (2008)

Solo[edit]

Bass Clarinet

  • Opus work: Sonata Op.28a, (2008)

Bassoon

  • Opus work: Tres piezas Op.43a, (2011)

Flute

  • Opus work: Tango Suite Op.36, (2008–10)

Keyboard (not specific)

  • Hamada´s Prelude (2012)
  • Seis invenciones (2003-6)

Oboe

  • Opus work: Tres piezas Op.43, (2011) (II. Movement: English horn optional)

Organ

  • Opus work: In Paradisum Op.46, (2009–11)

Piano

  • Opus work: Tres tristes tangos Op.41, (2011)
  • Adagio (2004)
  • Lento Espressivo (2006)
  • Tetracordos (2003)

Soprano Bb Clarinet

  • Opus work: 0:51 Op.51, (2012)
  • Opus work: Pequeña Pieza Op.12, (2005)
  • Opus work: Tango Suite Op.36a, (2008–10)
  • Poema (1998)

Saxophone

  • Opus work: Pequeña Pieza Op.12a, (2005)
  • Opus work: Tango Suite Op.36b, (2008–10)

Violoncello

  • Opus work: Sonata Op.28, (2008)

Vocal[edit]

Chamber Music[edit]

  • Opus work: Espuma Dorada Op.16, (2004) (text: Javier Pérez Garrido) for soprano and piano
  • Opus work: Espuma Dorada Op.16a, (2004) (text: Javier Pérez Garrido) for tenor and piano
  • Opus work: Nana Huertana Op.15, (2004) (text: popular) for mezzo-soprano, violin and piano
  • Opus work: Paseo por el Betis Op.17, (2004) (text: G. Gómez de Avellaneda) for tenor and piano
  • Opus work: Paseo por el Betis Op.17a, (2004) (text: G. Gómez de Avellaneda) for tenor and piano
  • Opus work: Soneto a Cartago Op.35, (2007–10) (text: G. de Cetina) for soprano and piano
  • Opus work: Soneto a Cartago Op.35a, (2007–10) (text: G. de Cetina) for tenor and piano
  • Himno Quirón UPCT (2008) for voice, clarinet, violin and violoncello

Choir[edit]

  • Opus work: Salve Popular Cartagenera Op.6, (2003)(text: popular) for mixed choir (SATB), violoncello and piano
  • Motete (2007) (text: G. A. Bécquer) for mixed choir (SATB)
  • Vámonos, que es tarde (2003) (text: popular) for mixed choir (SATB)

Opera[edit]

  • Opus work: Escena en Yasuni Op.31, (2008-2009) (text: Javier Pérez Garrido) chamber opera in one act for soprano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, violoncello, accordion and piano.

Orchestra[edit]

  • Opus work: Misa Nupcial Op.40, (2011–12) (text: sacred) for solo voice (soprano or tenor), organ and string orchestra

Awards[edit]

Year Competition Category Result
1997 VII National Band Music Competition City of Murcia, Spain Concert Band - Playing Won
1999 IX National Band Music Competition City of Murcia, Spain Concert Band - Playing Won
2001 XXVIII National Band Music Competition Campo de Criptana, Spain Concert Band - Playing Won
2002 CXVI International Band Music Competition City of Valencia, Spain Concert Band - Playing Won
III International Band Music Competition Villa de Aranda, Spain Concert Band - Playing Won
XII National Band Music Competition City of Leganés, Spain Concert Band - Playing Won
2003 XXXII International Band Music Competition City of Altea, Spain Concert Band - Playing Second Prize
XVI National Competition for Young Musicians Ruperto Chapí, Spain Woodwind Soloists - Playing Finalist
2004 VII Regional Competition for Young Musicians Entre Cuerdas y Metales, Spain Winds & Percussion Soloists - Playing Won
XIV National Band Music Competition City of Murcia, Spain Concert Band - Playing Won
2006 I International Symphonic Concert Band Composition Competition, “Adolf Ventas”, Spain Concert Band - Composing Fifth Prize
2007 I National Band Music Competition Acordes Caja Madrid, Spain Concert Band - Playing Honorable Mention
2008 XVI National Concert Band Composition Competition Villa de Pozo Estrecho, Spain Concert Band - Composing Won
II National Band Music Competition Acordes Caja Madrid, Spain Concert Band - Playing Won
II National Chamber Music Competition Acordes Caja Madrid, Spain Chamber Music - Playing Finalist
2010 CXXIV International Band Music Competition City of Valencia, Spain Concert Band - Playing Third Prize
2012 II International Brass Ensemble Composition Competition Bronces Verdes, Argentina Brass Ensemble - Composing First Honorable Mention
I National Concert Band Composition Competition Toledo, Spain Concert Band - Composing Won
Fifteen Minutes for Fame, New York, USA Chamber Music - Composing Selected
2013 IV National Concert Band Composition Competition San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain Concert Band - Composing Third Prize
I National Composition Competition Manuel Carrascosa, Valencia, Spain Chamber Music - Composing Honorable Mention
2014 Global Music Awards, California, USA Composition Won
Global Music Awards, California, USA Composition Bronze Medal
Hollywood Music in Media Awards, Los Ángeles, USA Orchestral/Instrumental Composition Nominated
IX Jerry Goldsmith Awards Best Free Creation - Composing Nominated
III National Concert Band Composition Competition Toledo, Spain Concert Band - Composing First Honorable Mention

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