Juan Jose Munera Balaguer
Finished his studies at the "Joaquín Rodrigo Conservatory of Music" of Valencia (Spain) obtaining the final degree awards and references of honor. Later he joined the "Istituto Superiore Europeo Bandistico (ISEB)" of Trento (Italy) with Steven Mead, professor at the "Northem Royal College of Music" of Manchester (England). He was a member of the "European Union Youth Wind Orchestra" and the "Worldwide Wind Orchestra" directed by Jan Cover and Christian Lindberg respectively.
He has performed with prestigious groups including the "Galicia Symphony Orchestra", the "Radio-Televisión Española Symphony Orchestra" and the "Valencia Symphony Orchestra", as well as the Municipal Bands of Barcelona, Sevilla and Albacete. From 1999 to 2005 he was partner in the "Madrid Municipal Symphonic Band".
He has participated as a teacher and soloist in several international music festivals, highlighting the "First National Seminar on Euphonium", belonging to the Simón Bolívar (FESNOJIV) national movement of youth orchestras (Venezuela), the "International Festival for instrumentalists, composers and directors" of Tatuí (Brazil), "Bandas al Melico" in San José (Costa Rica) or the "International Tuba-Euphonium Conference 2012 (ITEC)" in Linz (Austria). Between 2005 and 2010 he was professor of euphonium at the International Festival "Spanish Brass Luur Metals: Spanish BrasSurround Torrent", and was also a guest artist at the "Mediterranean Brass Festival Moncada (FESMON)".
In 2012, he premièred his music video "Egyptian Feet" and his first recorded work "Spainphonic", which blends styles as diverse as Flamenco, Latin Jazz and Funky. "Two Friends" is the first digital album released by the label Electroscene and published in August 2013 in different platforms such Spotify, Itunes, Beat Port and Amazon. In this work the Euphonium winks to chill-out by electronic music.
He has taught at the National Academy of Euphonium in Caracas (Venezuela).
He is currently euphonium soloist at the "Bilbao Municipal Symphonic Band" and teacher of "Vicente Costa" Euphonium Academy.