Javier Comesaña Barrera

Javier Comesaña Barrera

Born in Alcalá de Guadaira (Spain) in 1999. Since 2017, he is a student of the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Telefónica Violin Chair with professor Marco Rizzi. He has been granted tuition and accommodation scholarships by the School’s Amigos and AIE-Sociedad de Artistas Intérpretes o Ejecutantes and Fundación Albéniz.

He started his violin studies in 2004 with Yuri Managadze and studied with Sergey Teslya from 2013 to 2017. He has received masterclasses from Graf Mourja, Nicolas Dautricourt and Ilya Kaler, as well as Christoph Poppen, Miriam Fried, Alexander Lonquich, Ingolf Turban, and Silvia Marcovici at the Reina Sofía School of Music. He has been awarded first prize at the Violins for Peace Competition (2009) as well as first and special prize to the best performance of Sarasate at the Marcos Pedro Moreno Jiménez Competition (2010).

Javier has participated in several national and international concerts and festivals, such as the Festival organised by the Spivakov Foundation in Moscow in 2010 (where he represented Spain), “Noches del Real Sitio” in 2015 (Spain), “Nocturnos de Cibeles” in 2016 (Madrid) and Ticino Musica 2016, where he was selected to perform in the closing ceremony concert, among others. He has also collaborated several times with the Joaquín Turina Chamber Music International Festival in Seville, where he has shared the stage with Sofya Melikyan, Simon Bernardini and Silvia Simionescu. As a soloist, Javier has performed with the Seville Symphony Band under the baton of Francisco Javier Gutiérrez Juan, with whom he premiered in 2012 “The New Light”, a piece for violin, oboe and band written by composer Antonio Moreno Pozo and dedicated to him and to oboist Francisco Javier Gutiérrez Jiménez. In 2017 he recorded his first CD along with the winners of the City of Seville Piano Competition (2016), playing Niccolò Paganini’s Caprice no. 4. He plays a Katharina Abbül violin.

As a student of the School, he performed as soloist Brahms’ Concerto for Violin with the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Pablo González. He has also been conducted by Plácido Domingo, Jaime Martín, Víctor Pablo Pérez, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, András Schiff and Péter Eötvös. In addition, he has been a member of the School’s Enagás Schumann Ensemble, the Deloitte Mozart Ensemble and the Prosegur Albéniz Quartet and Ensemble. He is currently part of the Stravinsky Ensemble.