After a period of fifteen years (2004–2019) working as a full-time recorder professor at the Superior Conservatory of Music in Sevilla, Spain, I have decided to request a leave of absence to focus on artistic doctorate studies and my career as a performer. A new and exciting step for me in which I will be lucky enough to delve deeper into a subject that I am passionate about, historical improvisation, and I will do so both on a theoretical and a practical level, as I will be following a PhD in the Arts. I have just enrolled at docARTES, a doctoral programme for performers and composers hosted by Orpheus Instituut (Ghent) and Leuven University’s Doctoral Programme of Arts KU Leuven / LUCA Faculty of the Arts.
For this reason, news and updates will no longer appear on this website for the coming years, which however documents the activity of my class during the period from 2011 to June 2019. Nevertheless, I hope that all the contents published here during that time will remain online and available for consultation, such as the audiovisual archive, the bibliography and a good number of articles.
I should like to acknowledge my students for their excellent job during their education years in Seville, as well as for their great responsibility and commitment in carrying out their studies, very often with outstanding results. It has been a great satisfaction for me and a great learning experience. I believe I have not always made things easy as a teacher. But I am convinced that it has been worth it.
In September 2018, we’ll be offering three vacancies for recorder students for the next academic course 2018-2019. For further information and help with the application and enrollment process, just contact us.
An open day, usually held during the month of April, is a perfect opportunity to learn more about a study programme at Sevilla’s superior conservatory. You will be able to attend performances, concerts and exhibitions by students and meet the teachers.
During the admission test you will be asked to perform three works in three different styles from the recorder repertory, from at least two differente centuries. For instance:
Contemporary, 18th c. Italy and 18th c. France
17th c., 18th c. Italy and 16th c.
Contemporary, 17th c. and 15th c.
Any other combination including three differente styles from two centuries
At least one of the pieces must be performed by heart. You will also be asked to sight read a piece after a brief period of preparation. Applicants should bring their own accompanists, in case they are needed. However, it is not compulsory, since the focus will be on how you perform, rather than what or with whom. Finally, you will be asked to briefly analyse a piece.