Javier Artigas (organ--Spain)
Academician of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de Murcia
Born in Zaragoza, Javier Artigas began his musical education in Escolania de Infantes del Pilar. He studied organ and harpsichord – with the highest marks, won Premio Extraordinario – with J. L. González Uriol and in monographic courses with Torrent, Radulescu, Alain, Rogg and Schnorr.
He gives concerts in the most important Organ and Early Music Festivals, as a soloist, and as a member of chamber musical groups like Ministriles de Marsias.
Among his recordings stand out Tañer con Arte (five stars Goldberg), Organ in Dialogue with J. Vaz, and Trazos de los Ministriles e Invenciones de glosas with Ministriles de Marsias (several prizes).
Internationally recognized as a specialist in Spanish Historical Music, he is responsible for Jimenez and Bermudo New Works Edition, as well as the complete works by A. Cabezón.
He teaches in different Universities and Higher Musical Education Schools about Interpretation of Early Music.
Before he moved to Murcia he was the principal of the organs in the Basílica del Pilar in Zaragoza.
In Murcia Region he was Coordinator of the Organ Restoration Plan, Director of the Organ Festival as well responsible for the restoration of the Merklin Organ (1854) in Murcia Cathedral.
He is Academician of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de Murcia, Department Chief at Departamento de Música Antigua del Conservatorio Superior de Murcia, Organ and Harpsichord Professor, Visiting Professor at EsMuc, and teaches in Curso de Música Antigua de Daroca and
Semaine de l’Orgue Italien in Saorge.