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Joaquin Diaz


My name is Joaquin and I traveled last December to "Adams Muziekcentrale BV" to find out how the Adams euphoniums were; and who knows, i could buy one if I really liked it. They gave me the oportunity of trying a lot of diferent models that were great, but one of them captivated me: the custom series brass gold silver plated E2 with 0.80 mm.

Its tone is bright, intense and powerful when you play fortissimo, without never breaking the sound. All of Adams´ Euphoniums are agile, ease, ligh and they had an excelent entonation; because of that, you are able to create a sound that would impress almost anyone. Furthermore, his big bell feels fantastic when you perform in group. Even if all the models could be great, the particular model that I chose is even more amazing for my own playing, with plenty of air above the notes.  I sincerely recommend this instrument to musically powerful players.

He was born on the 22th of May o1986, in  Caudete (Albacete). At the age of 6 he began his musical studies as a euphonium player in his town´s music school. After two years, he continued his studies at the Music Conservatory of Almansa, studying with the teachers D. Manuel Solaz Vidagany (euphonium) and D.Luis Marzal(percussion). When he was 16 years old, he exceeded the entrance exams for the Conservatory "Oscar Esplá" of Alicante, where at the age of 20 years he had already completed high musical education with outstanding rating. His teacher there was Professor D. Juan Palacios Zaragoza. During the school year 2009/2010 he performed graduate/more advanced studies with Professor Walter Hilgers at the music Conservatory of Aragon. The current school year 2012/2013, he is complementing his postgraduate studies with  tuba lessons  in the Brass Academy Alicante with Patricio Cosentino and with solo singing lessons at the "Jesus Guridi" of Vitoria-Gasteiz with Miren Urbieta.

He has done courses with Miguel Moreno (professor at the Conservatory of Castellón), Manuel Vidagany (professor of the Conservatory of Torrent), David Llácer (tuba soloist with the Orchestra of Valencia ), Daniel Llosa ( professor at the Conservatory of Denia), Mel Curbertson (ex-professor of the conservatories of Lyon, Bordeaux and Perpignan), Vicente Lopez (Professor at the Conservatory of Murcia and international soloist), Miguel Navarro (tuba soloist with the ONE), Steven Mead (euphonium international soloist and professor at the Royal College of Manchester), Alberto Pons (euphonium soloist of the Symphonic Band of Madrid), Santiago Juanes(Professor at the Conservatory of Alicante), Pablo Fernandez (OBC tuba soloist and professor at the ESMUC), Shoichiro Hokazono (Master Sergeant of the Air Force and Japanese international euphonium soloist), Hendrik-Jan Renes (tuba soloist and professor Orkest Philharmonisch Rotterdam in Rotterdam), Daniel Férriz (Conservatory Professor Lorca), David Moen (tuba soloist with the Orchestra Asturian), Miguel Fabra (Professor at the Conservatory of Music of Valencia),  Juanjo Munera (euphonium soloist of the Symphonic Band of Bilbao), Brian Bowman (international soloist and professor at the College of Texas) and Pep Burguera (euphonium soloist of the Symphonic Band of Palma de Mallorca).

In 1998 he won the first prize in the final grade of elementary Almansa Conservatory and he was  one of the finalist in the Young Performers Competition XIII of Villena in the horn-metal  section. In the fourteenth edition of the same awards, he was honored with the 2nd prize. In the eighth edition of the International Contest of Young Performers "Ciutat de Xativa", he received an honorable mention in the category C. He has also won the first prize in the II and III tuba and euphonium Contest of "Ciudad d'Altea", where all the students of Valencia compete in their last year of the superior studies. In 2008 he took part in the II Contest of Young Performers "Ciutat d'Alaquás" and achieved the third prize. He has recently won the 1st Prize in the Young Performers Competition held in Caudete. Furthermore,  in the International Competition for Wind Instruments "Terres de la Salette" held in Azemeis Oliveira (Portugal) he had won the 1st Prize in the category of Senior Euphonium, in April of 2012.

Since 1998 he is part of the template Caudete band, gigging in turn as a soloist. Besides, he has performed as soloist with Union Band Musical "St. Cecilia "Caudete, with the band at the Conservatory of Music of Valencia and with the" Philharmonic Society Alteanense "Altea. He has also worked with bands such as Calpe, Elche, Fuente-Alamo, Jumilla, Tobarra, Jarafuel, Aspe, Sant Vicent del Raspeig (concert tour of Asturias), Petrel, Sax, Almoradí, Novelda (where they made the recording a CD of Oscar Navarro´s works), La Gineta and professional groups such as the Symphonic Band of Barcelona and the Symphonic Band of Bilbao. Since 2000 is a member and euphonium soloist of the band tubas de Valencia, directed by David Llácer.
 Nowadays he is a member of the Big Band of the Conservatory of Alicante, led by Mr. Antonio Molto. He is also  a member of the Gasteiz Big Band. He has large experience as a tuba teacher  and as a euphonium teacher at the municipal music school of  Caudete and at the music school of Alegria-Dulantzi . Since 2007 he is theeuphonium soloist of the Banda Municipal de Vitoria-Gasteiz, where he actually lives.

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