Jordán Tejedor

Jordán Tejedor

Violin Professor

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Having won awards in Spain’s most prestigious music competitions, Jordán Tejedor is one of the most distinguished violinists of his generation within the Spanish musical landscape. He is regularly invited to national and international violin and chamber music competitions as part of the panel of judges, which in recent years have included: the soloist category of the “Concurso Permanente de Juventudes Musicales de España”, held in Banyoles 2010, Ávila 2012, Barcelona 2014, and Sabadell 2016; the “Ciutat de Vinaròs” International Chamber Music Competition in 2010, 2011 and 2014; and the 2012 Norwegian Music Competition for Youth held by the EMCY in Oslo.

He began his musical education in the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Zaragoza under the tutelage of Slawomir Arsziñski, and in the Conservatori Superior del Liceu de Barcelona under the tutelage of Gonçal Comellas and Victoria Fernández. Over the following years he mastered his art by continuing to train with various internationally renowned masters: Mauricio Fuks and Alfredo García (Bloomington, USA), Adam Korniszewski (Brussels), Joshua Epstein (Saarbrucken), and Boris Kuschnir (Vienna). Throughout his career he also regularly received advice from prominent musicians such as Agustín León Ara, Antón García Abril, José Peris Lacasa, Jordi Cervelló, Rugiero Ricci and Igor Oistrakh, among others. He has also trained in chamber music with Juan Carlos Segura, the Enesco String Quartet, and Joshua Epstein of the Bartholdy String Quartet.

He has won prestigious prizes, including first place in the "Concurso Permanente 2002 de Juventudes Musicales de España” in the soloist category for stringed instruments, and the silver medal in “El Primer Palau 2003” at the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall, among others. Throughout his career as a soloist, he has played the best-known violin concertos – Bach, Mozart, Brahms – and has been accompanied by orchestras such as the RTVE Symphonic Orchestra, the “Gonçal Comellas” Chamber Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia, the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and the Symphonic Orchestra of the Hochschule für Musik Saar of Saarbrucken, among others. In 2004, the Orfeó Català Foundation produced a CD which was recorded live in the Palau de la Música Catalana, in which he played Brahm’s concerto for violin and orchestra, accompanied by the National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia and the maestro Manel Valdivieso. This was followed by a tour, which held its closing night in the Sala Mozart in the Auditorio de Zaragoza. In honour of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall in 2008, he was invited to participate in a Ravel concert in Barcelona and Rome (playing Berceuse, Tzigane, Sonata with cello and trio with piano). In that same year, he also participated in the concert celebrating the Festival Day of Zaragoza at the Zaragoza Expo, which was held in the newly opened Convention Centre, playing a selection of Sarasate’s works, among others, in honour of the 100th anniversary of his death. Shortly afterwards, he held four more performances in Zaragoza and London together with the pianist Miguel Ángel Tapia and the Amici Musicae choir of the Auditorio de Zaragoza. He has also recorded live for TVE’s “Los conciertos de la 2”, RNE’s Radio Clásica, Catalunya Radio, and ComRadio, among others.

One of his passions within the musical sphere is teaching, in all its forms. In 2006 he passed the specialisation exams for both the violin and viola set by the Association of Music and Performing Arts Teachers (Cuerpo de Profesores de Música y Artes Escénicas), while carrying out significant teaching work within the Conservatorio Profesional de Música José Peris Lacasa de Alcañiz and in the Conservatorio Profesional de Música Miguel Fleta de Monzón. He has worked as an assistant teacher for the violin and chamber music during the courses run by the Enesco String Quartet at Rueda Abbey, and currently works as a teacher for the Puigcerda Music Festival and as the director of the Curs Internacional de Música de la Cerdanya, held in Alp (Girona).

Within the field of research, he earned a Master of Advanced Studies from the IE University of Segovia with his paper “Antón García Abril: His works for the violin in the teaching of Basic, Professional and Higher Studies.” (Antón Gacía Abril: La obra para violín en la didáctica de las Enseñanzas Elementales, Profesionales y Superiores.) He is currently working on his PhD thesis, on the topic of Antón García Abril and his works for the violin, at the King Juan Carlos University of Madrid, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Álvaro Zaldívar Gracia.

He is currently a professor of the violin and the teaching of stringed instruments at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón (Zaragoza), which he combines with continuous intensive artistic output. He plays as a duo with the pianists Pablo Lleida and Laia Martín, and is a founding member of the Trío Massià, along with the cellist Cristoforo Pestalozzi and the pianist Albert Giménez.

He plays an Italian Felix Mori Costa violin (Parma 1803).