Juan Carlos Tortosa

Bassoon Player

Introduction

Juan Carlos Tortosa is the promoter of this web site, Iberfagot. Enthusiastic about music, communication and specially enthusiastic about learning new things every day. This site is the result of an idea from few years ago, an important project in which it has been put great expectations. The main target is to share; to share projects, illusions, activities and knowledge. And also to promote participation of all people with same interests. 

Training

I begin studying music in the year 1974 as clarinetist in the Unión Musical “La Artística” from Novelda, in the province of Alicante and also my academic training as oboist. I have coursed oboe elementary studies at the Conservatorio Superior de Música “Oscar Esplá” from Alicante with the teacher Francisco Coderch. In the year 1982 I choosed Bassoon studies. This was at the Conservatorio d'Elx with the teachers Juan Torres and at the Conservatorio Superior de Música “Oscar Esplá” de Alicante with Miguel Rodilla and Juan Iznardo. I got my Bassoon Teacher Degree in 1988 with the mark of Outstanding and Honour Mention and I finished my superior studies in 1990 with the mark of Outstanding. I also studied basics of violin with Matilde Salvador. I have attended at repair and maintenance of wind instruments courses; Chamber Music with Luis Rego, Orchestra and Wind Band Conducting with Francisco Cabrelles Romero and Bassoon with Klaus Thunemann and Stefano Canuti. I have has also taken courses related to education and ICT, music and computer science, web development and management and school news.

During 2004-2005 I finished the studies of research aptitude corresponding to Doctorate Program of Music from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. 

Performing

I have been member of the Orquesta del Conservatorio Superior de Música “Oscar Esplá” from Alicante, Orquesta de Cámara de San Vicente, Orquesta Sinfónica de Alicante, Orquesta de Cámara “Ciutat d’Elx, Orquesta “Ciutat d’Elx”, Orquesta Sinfónica de Albacete and "Orquestra Ciutat de Novelda"

I have collaborated with the Banda Sinfónica Municipal de Alicante, Orquesta Filarmónica de Cuenca, Orquestra de Cambra de l’Empordà, Orquesta Lírica Mediterránea, Orquesta Barroca Valenciana and with other chamber music groups.

I have played as soloist with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Albacete, Orquesta “Ciutat d’Elx” and the Orquestra Ciutat de Novelda.

I have promoted with other colleagues the creation of the “Euterpe” Wind Quintet and the Trío de Novelda and also I have been member of the “Conjunto de Cámara de Altea” and “Camerata Ciudad de Elche”. Near the year 2004 I promoted the creation of the “Tabarca” Bassoon Quartet whose debut was in February from 2005.

Teaching

I developed an important pedagogical work as a professor of Music Theory and Bassoon at the Sociedad Unión Musical “La Artística” from Novelda, and as Bassoon teacher, Musical Language and Theory and Choir at the Conservatorio Elemental de Música from Novelda. I have conducted introductory music courses for kids in public schools in Novelda and I have taught courses in the summer of 2004 at Los Montesinos and Tibi and in 2005 at Benejama (Alicante).

I have teached classes at the Conservatorio Superior de Música “Oscar Esplá” from Alicante, teaching Bassoon and Bassoon Orchestral Repertory, Repertory Reserching to Woodwinds and elective course in Group Dynamics. I have teached Bassoon and Chamber Music at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música “Ana María Sánchez” de Elda and at the Conservatorio Municipal de Música de Xàbia. I have also teached Bassoon at the conservatories of Elche, Denia, Cullera, Lorca, Cartagena, Burgos and Zamora and at the Escuela de Música de la Sociedad Unión Musical “La Artística” de Novelda, the CIMO from Onil and at the AMCE “Santa Cecilia” from Elda. 

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