sonido_13_julian_elviraJulián Elvira has, in a few short years, become the name of reference in Spain in terms of interpretation of contemporary music and flute edge. His dual role as composer-interpreter, to which must be added his unique style on stage, contributes to the creation of a personality like no other.

His fascination with the sound material, which comes from his pipes and tubes is placed at the service of the composer in an enriching way and always with scrupulous respect for the music. "It's amazing the power of attraction, as this small man with his own attitude towards playing engages the audience by convincing them that what they hear is very serious and yet, if you like, magical." (Jacob Duran-Loriga. Composer and Director of the program Noche Cromática RNE Radio 2).

Classicaly trained, Julian Elvira has become interested in art and art expressions. In 1996 completed a Postgraduate-Master at the Corvina University of Budapest, referred to the sound of the flute and focused on new trends and performances. This interest has led him to collaborate with numerous composers and artists and to premiere and record several works as well as perform in important forums and festivals.

He was Senior teacher for the "Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Madrid", extended studies between 1982 and 1990. He was professor of opposition of the "Municipal Music School Majadahonda", Madrid from 1993 to 1997 and Soloist as opposed Warrior Project between 1994 and 2006.

Since 1997 he has been professor soloist in opposition of the "Madrid Symphonic Band".

Julian Elvira plays his Promono flute, based on the complex system of Istvan Matuz, a self-made and unique instrument, which is the latest step in the evolution of the flute since Boëhm.

The peculiarity of his work has attracted the attention of various composers demanding their presence and resources in various productions among which are: "La raya en el agua" by José Luis Turina, 1997, Fernando de Rojas Theatre Fine Arts Circle of Madrid. "Fragmento de Orfeo" by Jesus Rueda, Venice Biennale of Music 2005, Piccolo Arsenale Theater. "Sodom" by Eduardo Costa, Open Scene Festival 2006, Principal Theatre of Burgos and Contemporary Scene Festival Madrid.

Some of his works based on development with tubes have been staged at major venues such as Fernando de Rojas Theatre Fine Arts Circle of Madrid and the Palau de la Música in Valencia.

Focusing on electro-acoustic music, Julian Elvira has been working with composers like Eduardo Polonio, Gregorio Jimenez, Javier Arias based on their specialization System Live Music (QVS), the Mexican composer Enrique Marin, who performs "Cinco piezas sin título y un Tsunami", a work which is systematized the Complex theory, fusing it with live electronics and improvisation and with Rec_Overflow in his show "Ira" looking for a new symbiosis between technology and tradition.

His repertoire as a performer suggests names such as Guerrero, Polonius, Posadas, Rueda, Canco López, Sotelo, Villanueva, Arias Sánchez-Verdú, Duran-Loriga, Halffter, Varese, Donatoni, Berio, Sciarrino, Bussotti or Ferneyhough, he is the first piper who plays the full cycle "Carceri D'invenzione" of the latter composer, in Spain and in many others countries.

He has participated in international festivals such as: LEM Festival of Barcelona, International Electroacoustic Music Festival of Havana, International Music Festival of Alicante, International Music Festival "Astarte" in Cadiz, "Actus no Camiño de Samos Festival Samos" (Lugo), "I Mostra Sonora" of Sueca (Valencia), Artesles Festival of Santander, "Encuentros Festival 2007" of Cuenca, Point Meeting Festival organized by the AMEE in Valencia, CIMTEC Festival of Seville.

In his role as composer-performer produced "Expiral", 1998, "Ira", 2002 and 2018, 2005. All these works emerge from multidisciplinary research and development of new techniques and structures. In this line,although with attention to the children, creates "Tubocatessen", 2004.

Julian Elvira is the creator and artistic director of "La Fiesta de los Locos", multidisciplinary artistic platform, carrying out a concept of work aimed at promoting and producing shows in the field of contemporary opera.

Discography
2009: "Flute and Electronics" Julian Elvira, Flute, Series Phones.
"The Flute of the XXI Century" Julian Elvira, Flute, Sello Author.
2007: "Propro Motu", Eduardo Polonio & Maria de Alvear, World – Edition.
2005: "Integral Music Mater" ,Carlos Galan, Sello Author.
2004: "Meeting of Injuve Composition", Miscellaneous, Ensayart.
2002: "Expiral" Julian Elvira, Plataforma LTW 0003.

 

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Julián Elvira Repertoires

 

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1. Solo flute Pronomo
The Architect's house………. Julián Elvira
Prónomo…………………….. Alberto Posadas
Pitia …………………………. Eduardo Costa
El trato de Prónomo………… Hyacint Debochten
Tamuke………………………. Tradicional Honkyoku

 

2. Flute Pronomo with electronica
Esserphe…………………….. Canco López Swan's
Prophecy…………………….. Jesús Navarro
Meiso no ne…………………. Andrés Lewin-Richter
The Mysteries of Mithra……. Gregorio Jiménez

 

3. Mixed Program
Solo flute Prónomo and with electronica
The Architect's house……… Julián Elvira
Swan's prophecy…………… Jesús Navarro
Prónomo……………………. Alberto Posadas
Pitia…………………………. Eduardo Costa
Tamuke …………………….. Tradicional Honkyoku