Javier Iglesias-Martin


2019 Fellow

Student Sponsorship by Irwin & Civia Rosenberg

26-year-old cellist Javier Iglesias-Martin is a first prize winner of the 2016 American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition and the American Protégé Strings Competition, which gave him the opportunity to play at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall.

Spanish cellist Javier began playing cello at the age of seven with Eduardo Palao and Adolfo Gutierrez and has performed in masterclasses for Frans Helmerson, Steven Doane, Lluis Claret, Jens Peter Mainz, Richard Aaron, Desmon Hoebig, Timothy Eddy, and Gary Hoffman. Other awards include winner of the Brookline Concerto Competition, 3rd prize at the “Villa de Llanes” International Competition, Juventudes Musicales de Madrid Scholarship, 1st prize winner of the Baltimore Music Club Competition, Mary Graham Lasley Scholarship Competition, and Best Academic Music Record in Madrid in 2009.

Javier has participated in many festivals and masterclasses around the world such as Yellow Barn, the Perlman Music Program, Heifetz International Music Institute, “Pablo Casals” Festival in Prades (France), Winter Workshop of the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival (North Carolina), Lisbon International Music Academy, International Masterclass Apeldoorn (Netherlands), and Forum de Violoncellos (Spain). In 2012, the New York String Orchestra Seminar selected him among other young musicians to participate in two concerts at Carnegie Hall under the guidance of Jamie Laredo. He was recently invited to perform at the San Miguel de Allende (Mexico) and Cape Cod’s Chamber Music Festivals with his former teacher Amit Peled.

Javier made his public debut at the age of 16 with a solo recital in his hometown, 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 the USC Thornton School Orchestra, New England Conservatory Philarmonia Orchestra, Peabody Concerto Orchestra and Peabody Modern Orchestra, Orquesta Ciudad de Alcala, Joven Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Festival junger Kunstle Bayreuth, and has also collaborated with orchestras such as JONDE and Orquesta Filarmonia. He is also a member of Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra and Delirium Musicum, two conductorless ensembles based in Los Angeles.

As a chamber musician, he has performed on stage with artists such as Donald Weilerstein, Ida Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom, Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, Joel Krosnick, Anthony Marwood, Roger Tapping, Lucy Shelton, Ronald Leonard, Joan Kwon, Nicholas Mann, Hsin-Yun Huang, Steven Doane, Nicholas Chords, James Dunham, Hye-Jin Kim, Ara Gregorian and Robert McDonald. In addition, he has played in masterclasses for the Takacs String Quartet, Brentano String Quartet, Guarneri Quartet, Tokyo String Quartet, Borromeo String Quartet, Orion String Quartet, and Emerson String Quartet. He was also a member of the Kubrick Quartet, winner of the Honors Ensemble Competition at Peabody for two consecutive years. They participated in festivals such as the Beethoven Institute, Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, Robert Mann String Quartet Seminar, Norfolk Chamber Music Festiva,l and the Britten-Pears Quartet Programme in Aldeburgh (UK). He was chosen to perform with his new quartet for NEC’s Gala Concert at Jordan Hall as one of the best groups in school.

A former student of Amit Peled, he graduated in 2014 from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University receiving the Grace Clagett Ranney Prize for his excellence in Chamber Music. In addition, he earned a Master of Music degree at the New England Conservatory studying with Paul Katz. He is currently pursuing a DMA at the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, under the tutelage of world renowned cellist Ralph Kirshbaum.