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Biography

David was born in Tavernes de la Valldigna (Valencia) in 1984. He is a Saxophone teacher and Deputy Director in the Conservatorio Superior of Music of Murcia. He is collaborator of the National Orchestra of Spain, artist in D’addario Woodwinds, Silverstein Works, Instrumentomanía and the first saxophonist in Spain to be the face of the prestigious Japanese saxophone brand Yanagisawa.

He has recorded 3 CDs of music chamber: Original (2015) with the Octavia Saxophone Quartet, Alma (2017) with the pianist Sonia Sifres and LU-2 Tonalis (2019) with the pianist Manuel Jesús Corbacho.

He studied at the RCSM in Madrid, specialising in Pedagogy and Saxophone, graduating with Distinction. He studied a Master’s degree in Cultural Management at the University of Alcalá de Henares, and a Master’s degree in Musical Interpretation at Valencia International University (VIU). He has participated as a judge in several competitions, including the International Music Tournament (TIM), the ENKOR International Woodwinds and Brass Competition and “Ciutat de Xàtiva” competition.

He has won awards as a soloist in Spanish young musician’s competitions, including “Ciutat de Xàtiva”, “Villa de Castellnovo”, “Vila de Betxí”, “Jóvenes Saxofonistas de Tarragona”, “Ruperto Chapí” in Villena, “Allegro 2005” and “Melómano” Intercentros. He has also won awards with the Octavia Saxophone Quartet in the international “Yahama” competition for Saxophone Quartets, “Mirabent i Magrans”, “Pedro Bote”, “International Music Tournament in Verona” and “Masterplayer 2012”. With the duet Dúo Lu-2 Tonalis he has won the award for the best Contemporary Music Group and Premio Liceo Gestión Cultural from the Miguel Ángel Colmenero Foundation and First Prize in International competition for chamber music “Antón García Abril” 2017.

He has played as a soloist in the main theatre of the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid and in the Palau de la Música in Barcelona with the National Classical Orchestra of Andorra within the programme ‘El Primer Palau’. He participates in international congresses and festivals, such as the World Saxophone Congress in St Andrews, Scotland, in 2012, Touquet International Music Masters in 2013, World Saxophone Congress Saxopen 2015 in France, the 1st European Saxophone Congress in Ciudad Real, Spain in 2014 and the 2nd European Saxophone Congress in Porto in 2017. He has been a part of the the Orchestra of the Community of Madrid, the Orchestra of Valencia and the European Philamonic Orchestra and he has played live for the classical radio channel of RNE, Euro Radio and Cataluña Música.

Interviews and
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Interviews and
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Discography

Discography

Prizes

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Individual prizes

I Prize in the XII National Competition of Young Performers "Ciutat de Xàtiva".
I Prize in the 6th “Villa de Castellnovo” Young Performers Competition.
I Prize in the individual and group modalities of the III Open Interpretation Contest for young people "Vila de Betxí".
I Prize in the “Quart Concurs Internacional per a Joves Saxofonistes de Tarragona”.
II Prize at the XV “Ruperto Chapí” Young Performers Competition in Villena
II Prize at the XVI “Ruperto Chapí” Young Performers Competition in Villena
II Prize in the II International “Allegro” Saxophone Competition 2005
Honorable Mention at the "Melómano" Intercentros Interpretation Contest

Chamber music prizes

“Prizes for the best Contemporary Music Group and Liceo Cultural Management by the “Miguel Ángel Colmenero” Foundation with the piano duet Lu-2 Tonalis
I Prize I International Competition "Yamaha" for Saxophone Quartets with the Octavia Saxophone Quartet.
I Prize in the International Chamber Music Competition "Mirabent i Magrans" in 2011 with the Octavia Saxophone Quartet.
II and III Prize in the XII and XIII “Pedro Bote” Performers Contest with the Octavia Saxophone Quartet.
Diploma of Honor at the Verona International Music Tournament with the Octavia Saxophone Quartet.
Segundo Diploma de Honor en el Concurso Internacional de Música Masterplayer 2012 con el Octavia Saxophone Quartet.
Second prize in the II Chamber Music Competition of Cofrentes (2017) with Lu-2 Tonalis.
I Prize in the International Chamber Music Competition “Antón García Abril” (2017) with Lu-2 Tonalis”.