Javier Iglesias Martin
23-year-old Spanish cellist Javier Iglesias Martin began playing cello at the age of 7 with Eduardo Palao and Adolfo Gutierrez, and has performed in master classes for Steven Doane, Ralph Kirshbaum, Lluis Claret, Jens Peter Mainz, Richard Aaron, Desmon Hoebig, Timothy Eddy and Gary Hoffmann. A recent winner of the 2014 Baltimore Music Club Competition and the Mary Graham Lasley Scholarship Competition, his accomplishments include winner of the Hazen Chamber Music and Solo Competition, Curso Ciudad de Toledo Competition and Best Academic Music Record in Madrid in 2009, and 3rd prize on the Mary Lasley Graham Scholarship Competition. In 2012 and 2014, he attended the Heifetz International Music Institute, and in 2012, the New York String Orchestra Seminar, where he had the opportunity of playing two concerts at Carnegie Hall. Javier made his public debut at the age of 16 with a solo recital and at the age of 17 he made his debut as a soloist playing Elgar Cello Concerto. Javier has been an active orchestra player participating as principal cellist in Orquesta Ciudad de Alcala, Joven Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Festival Junger Kunstle Bayreuth, Peabody Concerto Orchestra and Peabody Modern Orchestra, New England Conservatory Philarmonia Orchestra, and has also collaborated with orchestras such as JONDE and Orquesta Filarmonia.
As a chamber musician, he has performed on stage with artists such as Ronald Leonard, Joan Kwon, William Purvis, Steven Doane, Andy Simionescu and James Dunham and played in master classes for the Takacs String Quartet, Brentano String Quartet, Guarneri Quartet, Tokyo String Quartet, Orion String Quartet, Emerson String Quartet and Jupiter String Quartet. He was also a member of the Kubrick String Quartet, winner of the Honors Ensemble Competition at Peabody for two years. They participated in festivals such as the Beethoven Institute, Julliard String Quartet Seminar, Robert Mann Seminar, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and the Britten-Pears Quartet Programme in Aldeburgh (UK). Recently, he was chosen to perform with his new quartet at Jordan Hall in the New England Conservatory’s Gala Concert as one of the best groups in school.
A former student of Amit Peled, he graduated from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in 2014. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Music degree at the New England Conservatory studying with professor Paul Katz. Javier plays on a contemporary cello by Peter Goodfellow on loan from the Virtu Foundation.