the firmly eloquent violin of Javier Lupiáñez” GRAMOPHONE, March 2012
“Francisco Javier Lupiáñez possède un jeu diabolique, quelque part entre Paganini et Méphistophélès. Son archet déploie tous les motifs de la séduction: rubatos enjôleurs, glissandos imperceptibles, rythmes ensorceleurs… Ces audaces esthétiques s’appuient sur une technique impeccable” Pierre-Carl Langlais, Qbuz
“le violon virtuose et goûteux de Francisco Javier Lupiañez”, ODB-Opéra
After studying hard and going to many classes, Javier treasures a large number of papers: Advanced Diploma in Music for the modern violin at the Superior Conservatory of Salamanca, baroque violin bachelor and master’s degree (with distinction) under the tutelage of Enrico Gatti at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Master’s degree in musicology from the University of Salamanca and doctorate in musicology (laureate) from the University of Guanajuato.
As a performer he has won some awards such as the Internationaal van Wassenaer Concours or the Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik, in 2021 he is nominated for best performer of the year and revelation artist of the year at the Opus Klassik awards. His recordings have been nominated several times for the ICMA and the Opus Klassik and have received several critical awards from the international press.
He has performed as a soloist in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Lithuania, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Belgium, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Czech Republic… well, almost in all Europe and in Japan and United States, and has recorded for Harmonia Mundi, Ayros, Snakewood Editions, France Musique, Musiqu3, among others. Javier has very good memories of concerts with figures such as Frans Brüggen, Sigiswald Kuijken, Amandine Beyer, Olivia Centurioni, Enrico Onofri, Enrico Gatti, Emilio Moreno, Peter Van Heyghen, Francois Fernandez, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Johannes Pramsohler, Inés Salinas, and many others other wonderful musicians.
As a researcher he specializes in 18th century ornamentation and instrumental improvisation; his doctoral thesis on Vivaldi, Pisendel and ornamentation will soon be published by the Vivaldian Institute in Venice.
He has written articles on the subject in various international publications such as Studi Vivaldiani, Brepols, Quodlibet, RISM online, Journal of the National Early Music Association or Early Music Performer. He has given lectures and master classes on the subject at the Mozarteum (Austria), Conservatorio Superior de Vigo (Spain), Conservatorio Statale di Musica de Cagliari (Italy), Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Italy), Haliciana Schola Cantorum de Lviv ( Ukraine), among others.
In addition, his investigative work has led to the identification of works by Westhoff, Leclair, Lonati and Corelli, as well as the discovery of new works by Antonio Vivaldi and Johann Pisendel.
Javier plays a violin made in 1683 by Cornelis Kleynman, on loan from The Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation.
He is co-founder of the recording label and publishing house Snakewood Editions.