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
Francisco Javier Lupiáñez Ruiz began his studies in his hometown, Melilla, Spain, where he received several prizes in interpretation and composition. After years of studies and practice, he received many diplomas, including an Advanced Diploma in Classical Violin, a Master’s in Musicology and a Master’s Degree with distinction under the guidance of Enrico Gatti at The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.
Javier has performed several times as a soloist and leader with numerous groups and orchestras. He has performed in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Lithuania, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Belgium, The Netherlands, as well as in Japan and United States and has recorded for Harmonia Mundi, Ayros, France Musique, Musiqu3, Concertzender, Radio Klara and Snakewood Editions, among others.
Javier plays on an instrument made in 1682 in Amsterdam by Gijsbert Verbeek, which is on loan from the collection of The Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation.
His work as a researcher led to the identification of works by Pisendel, Westhoff, Leclair, Lonati and Corelli; as well as new works by Antonio Vivaldi: the Trio sonata RV 820 (the earliest known work by Antonio Vivaldi), the violin sonata RV 205/2 and a newly discovered violin cadenza.
He has given masterclasses and lectures at Mozarteum (Austria), Conservatorio Superior de Vigo (Spain), Conservatorio Statale di Musica, Cagliari (Italy), Musica Antica Festival (The Netherlands), Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Italy), Symposium “Ex umbra in solem”, Haliciana Schola Cantorum in Lviv (Ukraine) and 18th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music in Cremona (Italy).
He has been invited as a guest author to write for the RISM online catalogue. He is the author of several articles and music editions featured in international publications.
Javier is a PhD student at Universidad de Guanajuato, under the guidance of Dr. Fabrizio Ammetto, where he is conducting research into the forgotten art of improvisation and the works of Antonio Vivaldi.
He is co-founder of the recording label and publishing house Snakewood Editions.
Javier has a baroque violin, Verbeek, made in 1682, on loan from the collection of The Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation. (http://www.muziekinstrumentenfonds.nl)