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Sept. 2004. Javier Conde


“Javier Conde, despite his youth,has all the most difficult artistic attitudes of taste,dazzling technique and a strong performing personality."

Andrés Batista
(Concert Guitarist,Composer
and Guitar Teacher)


Javier Conde is a very young flamenco concert guitarist who has excelent skills and an amazing technique. Despite his youth(he was born the 25 of December 1988), he was awarded the most prestigious national prices :

-First Prize II Competition "Ateneo de Córdoba". Córdoba 2002       

-First Prize "Paco de Lucena". Lucena. Córdoba. 2002       

-First Prize IV Flamenco Guitar International Competition "Ciudad de Jaen". Jaen. 2003       

-First Prize XXIV Flamenco Guitar National Competition "Torre del Cante". Alhaurín de la Torre. Málaga. 2004       

-Prize "Bordón Minero" XLIV International Competition "Cante de las Minas" La Unión. Murcia. 2004       

- Prize National Critics "MIGUEL ACAL", by the National Asoociation of Critics, Writers and Researches Flamenco.

Javier started playing the guitar when he was 4 years old under the supervision of his father Jose Antonio Conde, a proffesional guitarist who is really recognized within the flamenco world and a disciple himself of the master Andrés Batista.

The innate personal skills of Javier Conde encouraged his father to inspire more dedication and interest in his studies; Thanks to it he soon got important performings in his hometown Cáceres and he had the opportunity to play with well-known artist such as Manolo Sanlucar,Victor Monge "Serranito", Enrique de Melchor, Lebrijano, José Mercé, among others.

Among all his performings, we hightlight the following:

NATIONAL CONCERTS

-"El flamenco viene del sur" season.Granada-Málaga-Sevilla, 2005
-Flamenco Guitars Concert.Victor Monge, "Serranito", Javier Conde.Cáceres,
2004.
-Jerez International Festival."Bordón y Cuenta Nueva" season.Jerez, 2004
-Caja de Madrid Flamenco Festival."Jóvenes Flamencos" season.Madrid, 2004
-Canena International Festival. Canena, Jaen, 2004
-Córdoba Guitar Festival. "Flamenco en las Peñas" season.Córdoba, 2003
-Caja de Madrid Flamenco Festival. "Tribute to Paco de Lucía". Madrid, 2003
-Classical Guitar International Festival. Vélez-Málaga, Málaga, 2001/2/3
-Classical Guitar International Festival. Petrer, Alicante, 2003
-Classical Guitar International Festival, "Ciudad de Elche". Elche, Alicante,
2003
-Flamenco Concert. Manolo San Lucar,Manolete and Javier Conde. Cáceres,
1999


INTERNATIONAL CONCERTS

-XV Flamenco Festival. Nimes, France, 2005
-International Guitar Festival. "Two Cities". Treviso, Italy, 2004
-International Music Festival. "Summer 2004". Kastoria, Greece, 2004
-International Classical Guitar Festival. Belgrade, Serbia, 2004
-International Guitar Festival. Siracusa, Italy, 2003
-International Guitar Festival. "Two Cities". Rome, Italy, 2003
-International Classical Guitar Festival. Sernancelhe, Portugal, 2003; Santo Tirso, Portugal, 2003; Malmo, Sweden, 2002; Cagliary, Italy, 2001.


RECORDINGS

-"JóvenesValores" Flamenco Guitar Competition. Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, 1999
-"Jóvenes Promesas" National Flamenco Guitar Competition. Jaen, 2003
-C.D. edited by Extremadura Music Association. Cáceres, 2002
-C.D. "Sonamos". Cáceres, 2003
-Tribute to "Grandes de la Guitarra" edited in 2003. Javier Conde was 12 years old
-C.D. dedicated to his father, Jose Antonio Conde, edited by "Peña Amigos del Flamenco de Extremadura" Cáceres, 2004
-C.D. Classical Guitar Competition and Festival. Sernancelhe, Portugal, 2003
-C.D. VIII Guitar Art Festival. Belgrade, Serbia, 2004
-C.D. "Summer 2004" Festival. Kastoria, Greece, 2004


The artistic evolution of Javier Conde has been fast and solid, showing incessantly a progressive control and improvement in his repertoire; thanks to it he has been rewarded with the most appreciative national and international critics.