CSM Galicia Percussion Professors


Associate Percussion Professor


Jose Vicente Faus Faus is a timpani of the Royal Philharmonic of Galicia, professor at the Escola de Altos Estudos Musicais de Galicia and professor at the Valga Superior Conservatory of Music.

He is a member of the Grupo Taller Atlántico Contemporáneo (TAC) and a member of the Contemporary Music Duo “COLLOQUY” for saxophone and percussion, where they obtained the honorary diploma at the Zaragoza International Music Trophy.
He was a member of the percussion group from Zaragoza “Per-secusión Ensemble” and timpani of the Youth Orchestra of the Valencian Community.

Among the orchestras to which he has been invited are: Principality of Asturias Symphony Orchestra, City of Oviedo Orchestra, Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra, Castellón Symphony Orchestra, City of Granada Orchestra, Radio Televisión Española Symphony Orchestra, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra , City of Barcelona and National Orchestra of Catalonia, Cadaques Orchestra, Grupo Enigma Zaragoza Orchestra and Oporto Symphony Orchestra.

He has been a professor at the Rioja Professional Conservatory of Music. He has participated as a percussion teacher in the Youth Orchestra of Catalonia (JONC) and the Youth Orchestra of Andalusia (OJA).

Among the different concerts he has performed, it is worth highlighting:

– “The rhythm and the word” Didactic concert, EAEM Percussion Group, Composer: Fernando Buide and Director: Jose Vicente Faus within the season of the Real Filharmonía de Galicia.

– The premiere in Spain of the “Concerto for Flute, Percussion and String Orchestra” Daniel Schnyder with the Real Filharmonía de Galicia.

– The Japanese music concert held at the Santiago de Compostela Professional Conservatory with the Trio: Marie Kobayashi (voice), Claude Delangle (Saxophone) and percussion Jose Vicente Faus.

– Participation in the music cycle of the 20th century in Vitoria – Gasteiz of the saxophone and percussion duo “Colloquy”.

In addition to having taken various masterclasses and percussion courses in Spain.

You can read his full CV here.


Associate Timpani Professor

Born in Xixona, Javier trained at the Óscar Esplá Superior Conservatory of Music in Alicante and is the Timpani-Soloist of the Valencia Orchestra.

He regularly participates with orchestras such as Dissonances, Bandart, Mahler Chamber or the Evian Festival Orchestra. They are orchestras formed by soloists from world-class orchestras.

He is one of the promoters of the Liber Quartet, a group formed by two pianos and two percussionists, highlighting the interpretations of The Consecration of Spring by I. Stravinsky and West Side Story.

Soon he has future projects as a soloist with the Chémitz Orchestra (Germany), the Monterrey Orchestra, the Swedish Orchestra, the Galician Symphony Orchestra, etc.

Currently is Soloist kettledrum professor of CSM Galicia and Soloist Kettledrum of Orquesta de Valencia.


You can read his full CV here.


Associate Marimba and Percussion Professor

Trained in the conservatory of his hometown, Alicante, he receives at the same time the advice of the soloists Sisco Aparici (València) and Katarzyna Myćka (Stuttgart). Later he studied at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, under the tutelage of percussion soloist Li Biao.

He has received the First Prize in the International Marimba ConUCOpercussion Contest, the Honorary Prize of the Alicante Concert Society Interpretation Contest or the Musical Interpretation Scholarship of the Pro-Music Association Amadeo L. Sala.

He currently maintains his career as an international soloist and participating in chamber music groups.

You can read his full CV here.


Associate Symphony Percussion Professor

He studied at the conservatories of Valencia and Madrid, at the Neopercussion study center and at Hogeschool loor Muziek in Theater Rotterdam (Netherlands).

Author of several pedagogical projects such as The Age of Materials, The Masked Box (Master class based on D. Shostakóvich’s symphonies) or Modernity, Method and Mind (improvement course of orchestral repertoire).

In Chamber Music he plays with Madrid OKHO Dúo has several shows such as Talking Drum or ORIGEN. Coming soon Spain Our Music will premiere in the Chamber Cycle of the RTVE Orchestra and will record B.Bartok’s sonata for two pianos and percussion with pianists Victor and Lluis del Valle.

He is currently a percussion soloist in the RTVE Symphony Orchestra and symphony percussion professor of CSM Galicia. 

You can read his full CV here.


Percussion professor

He began studying music at the Professional Conservatory of Music in A Coruña. He was part of the Young Symphony Orchestra of Galicia. He has the title of Superior Degree of Music from Musikene.

He combined the solo route (San Sebastián Musical Fortnight) and the orchestral (he collaborates with numerous Spanish orchestras and is part of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester). Academician of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and 1st percussionist in the NDR Sinfonieorchester, with which he has performed on countless concerts, tours, recordings and twice as a soloist.

In addition, he continues to make chamber music with various NDR Percussion, Piano Duo Grau-Schumacher, etc. He has also been a professor of orchestral percussion at the Musikhochschule in Hamburg

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