Javier Sanz Pascual

Javier Sanz Pascual

Born in Madrid, Spain, in 2002. Since 2020, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Bassoon Chair with professor Gustavo Núñez, having received the Diploma to the most outstanding student of his chair in 2021. He has been granted a scholarship by Fundación Albéniz.

He studied at Majadahonda’s Professional Conservatory of Music with professor Fernando Sánchez and finished his professional degree studies winning the End-of-Degree Award. He has attended masterclasses by Dominique Deguines, Enrique Abargues, Vincenzo Menghini, Marco Postinghel, Rie Koyama, and Matthew Wilkie (bassoon and wind ensembles), as well as orchestral masterclasses by Salvador Aragó, Jean Pascal Post, Héctor Escudero, Cyril Ciabaud, and Cecilia Bercovich.

From 2014 to 2019 he was first bassoon at the European Youth Orchestra of Madrid, with whom he performed as soloist. During the 2016-2017 academic year he was first bassoon at the Tempo Primo Orchestra of Fundación Música Maestro. In the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons he was first bassoon at the Orchestre des Lycées Français du Monde, collaborating with musicians from the Orchestre Philarmonie de Radio France. In the 2019-2020 academic year he became a member of the Youth Orchestra of the Community of Madrid’s list of musicians.

As a student of the School, he has been part of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado, and that of the EY Ricercata Quintet. He is currently a member of the D'Anches Trio and the Barroco, Telemann and Françaix ensembles, as well as that of the Zéphyros Quintet and Sextet.