CV Javier Corcuera (English)


Born in Bilbao in 1973, Javier began his singing, piano and violin studies at the Bilbao Conservatory of Music.

He obtained the title of Advanced Singing Teacher and Advanced Choir Conductor from the Madrid Royal Conservatory of Music, and completed his training in Orchestral Conducting, Analysis, Instrumentation and Orchestration, achieving the highest Grade with a Distinction, in his Degree in Orchestral Conduction from the Royal School of Music.

Symphonic-choral Conductor:

Among his work in symphonic-choral conducting, the following concerts can be highlighted:

Haendel’s Messiah, with the Orquesta Barroca de Granada and Coro de la UPM, held on 14 December 2013 the Symphonic Hall of the Madrid National Auditorium.

Commemorative Concert for Verdi’s bi-centenary birth, with the Orquesta Filarmónica de España, Coro de la UPM, Coro Vallekanta, Coro de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares and Coro del Conservatorio de Toledo, held on 26 October 2013 the Symphonic Hall of the Madrid National Auditorium.

Arriaga’s Overture “ Los esclavos felices” and Sinfonía a Gran Orquesta; Capricho Español (Rimsky-Korsakov) and Suites No 1 y 2, Carmen (Bizet) with the Orquesta Filarmónica de España, held on 14 June 2013 in Teatro Nuevo Alcalá, Madrid.

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances” and Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky with the Madrid Metropolitan Orchestra and the UPM choir, held on 19 October 2012 in the Symphonic Hall of the Madrid National Auditorium.

Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with the Community of Madrid’s Youth Orchestra and the UPM Choir, held on 21 April 2012 in the Symphonic Hall of the Madrid National Auditorium.

Bach’s Magnificat with the Spanish Chamber Orchestra and the UPM Choir, held on 17 December 2011 in the Symphonic Hall of the Madrid National Auditorium.

Verdi’s Requiem from the Excelentia Cycle, in which he conducted the Santa Cecilia Classic Orchestra and a choir of 300 amateur singers, held on 15 April 2011 in the Symphonic Hall of the Madrid National Auditorium.

Javier has taken part in the Choral Cycle concerts organised by the (Spanish National Radio and Televison (RTVE) Choir since the 2007-2008 season, in which he conducts the RTVE Choir and Orchestra for works such as Anton Bruckner’s Mass No. 2 en E minor, J. Rutter’s “Gloria”, O. Respighi’s “Lauda per La Nativitá del Signore”, B. Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, G. Holst’s Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda and N. Dello Joio’s Nativity.

The Handel, Haydn and Mendelssohn Anniversary Concert which took place in October 2009, within the Excelentia Cycle, in the Madrid National Auditorium, in which he conducted the following works of those composers : Zadok the Priest, Psalm 42 and Missa Nelson. These works were performed by the Santa Cecilia Classic Orchestra.

Mozart’s Requiem, Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” and Grieg’s Holberg-Suite in March 2008 in the Tomelloso Municipal Theatre where he conducted the Camerata Classic Orchestra of Madrid, together with the Tomelloso Conservatory Choir.

Also worth highlighting is Javier’s conducting of the Spanish Zarzuelas (operetta): Breton’s La Verbena de la Paloma and Barbieri’s El Barberillo de Lavapiés, performed at the Barakaldo Theatre on the 29 January and 25 March 2012, as well as Serrano’s Los Claveles and Alma de Dios on 24 February 2013.

Choir Conductor:

Javier has been the Assistant Conductor of the RTVE Choir since 2006.

Javier regularly takes part in the preparation of choral and symphonic choral works, as well as in the conducting of concerts such as the TVE’s 50th Anniversary Gala, and many others within the Choral Cycle, and he collaborates on the preparation of the symphonic repertoire and researches new choral repertoires.

Among the works that he has prepared, the following can be highlighted: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Choral Fantasy, Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42 and Lobgesang, Britten’s War Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Fauré’s Requiem, Pulenc’s Stabat Mater,Duruflé’s Requiem, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Haendel’s Mesías, Guridi’s Cuadros Vascos, Silvestri and Morricone’s repertoire of cinema scores, Haydn’s Misa Nelson, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Shostakovich’s Symphonies Nos. 3 and 13, Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé, Lachenmann’s La Cerillera, Sibelius’ Snöfrid and Canción de Väinö, Estévez’s Cantata Criolla, Debussy’s Nocturnos, Szymanowsky’s Stabat Mater and Symphony No. 3, and Vaughan William’s Fantasia on Christmas Carols, among others.

Javier has prepared the RTVE Choir in the recording of Alonso’s “Curro el de Lora” for RTVE record label, the complete works of Olavide and Ibarrondo’s “Zuk ser dezu” for the Verso record label.

Javier has conducted the RTVE Choir in representative choral works both with orchestra ensembles and “”a capella”, such as Bruckner’s Mass No. 2, Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, Debussy’s “Trois Chansons” from Charles d’Orleans, Ravel’s “Trois Chansons”, “Pavane”, “Madrigal” and Fauré’s “Cantique de Jean Racine”, Duruflé’s Motets sur des themes Gregoriens, Rutter’s Gloria, García Abril’s “Tres acuarelas aragonesas”, Bartók’s Four Slovak Folksongs, Pärt’s Magnificat, Rheinburger’s 3 Sacred Songs, Lauridsen’s Les Chansons des Roses, Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs and Cloudburst, Holst’s Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Vaughan Williams’ Three Shakespeare Songs and Respighi’s “Lauda per la Nativita del Signore”, among others.

Chief Conductor of the Polytechnic University of Madrid Choir

Javier was appointed conductor of the UPM Choir in January 2011, having directed this Choir in concerts such as Haendel’s Messiah; Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky; Dvorak’s Stabat Mater; Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle ,Tomás Luis de Victoria’s O Magnum Mysterium Mass; Fauré’s Requiem; Bach’s Magnificat and Cherubini’s Requiem; and prepared works such as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mahler’s 8th Symphony, Rheinburger’s Stabat Mater, Salas’ Oficio de Difuntos, Haydn’s Missa brevis St Joannis de Deo, Villalobos’ Mandú Çárárá and Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang, performed on the 11 May 2013 in the Wiener Musikverein’s Große Saal.

Creator of the Female Vocal Group Spargens Sonum

In his quest to explore new musical trends this choir held its first concert in January 2005 within the Chamber Music Cycle of the RTVE Orchestra and Choir, including the premiere of Albert Alcaraz’s Hi (Polite) and Nunc dimittis, and the premiere of Carlos José Martínez’s Iberia, in January 2007, also within the same Cycle.