Biography


... "his warm sound, plural in dynamics, was always molded according to the hidden emotional message -characteristic of romantic music" - Francisco San Emeterio (11/2016)

Javier Berná was born in Cox (Alicante, Spain). He is a multifaceted and prominent musician who combines his activities as clarinet soloist with teaching at the Conservatory of Torrelavega very devotedly. Laureate for international competitions, he was for 9 years teacher in the Conservatory Jesus de Monasterio of Santander. Javier is like a professor an active exponent attracted by the search for excellence, the educational renewal and the development of a critical spirit.

His interest in and commitment to chamber music has made him found and promote different music groups such as the Baalbeck Trio (www.triobaalbeck.com)

In the field of orchestral interpretation, he was selected by the OJRM (Youth Orchestra of the Region of Murcia), the Orchestra of the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, the European Union Youth Wind Orchestra and the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra. Besides, he was part of the music unit of the First Aerial Region and Air Control of the Centre (MACEM). Later he was a member of the Municipal Wind Band of Santander.

He has taken part in diferents masterclasses with teachers as R. Jowitt, J. Sanz, E. Hoeprich, A. Carbonare, P. Moragues or M. Arrignon, between others.

As a soloist, or as member of various groups, Berná has played all over Spain at important venues such as the Palau de la Música de Valencia, Teatro Monumental and Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Auditorio y Centro de Congresos in Murcia, Palacio de Festivales  in Santander, etc. as well as in France, Italy and Poland. In the field of the area of the early music he studied ancient clarinet with Lorenzo Coppola in l'ESMUC and he has performed with the orchestra El Teatre Instrumental.

He is also an educator dedicated to the broadcast of classical music through countless educational concerts and workshops for children, young people and hospitals, senior centers, etc.

Javier finished his studies at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid  with J. V. Peñarrocha and continued his musical education at L’École Normale de Musique/Alfred Cortot (Paris, France) with Guy Deplus.