Curriculum Vitae

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Born in 1985 in Moncada (Valencia), Juan Carlos Matamoros obtained his bachelor in music in the Royal Conservatoire of Music of Madrid with Enrique Cotolí, winning the Bachelor Prize. Later he completed his studies at the Berlin University of the Arts with Mr. Stefan Schulz and Mr. Andreas Klein.
He improved his technique in the Spanish-Brass Academy with the two most influential people in his career: Inda Bonet and Carlos Gil. Also he has been first trombone of some youth orchestras as the Youth Orchestra of the Generalitat Valenciana, Spanish Youth Orchestra and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.

He has completed his studies with some of the most renowned professors in the world as Gilles Milliere, Michel Becquet, Branimir Slokar, Ben Van Dijk, Álvaro Martínez, Ximo Vicedo, Lito Fontana, Andras Fejer, David Bruchez, Jacques Mauger, Daniel Lassalle, Stefan Schulz, Joe Alesi, Ingemar Roos, Ian Bousfield.

Along his career he has being awarded in various national and international competitions such as the Brass 1st prize of the IV national Contest of Interpretation Intercentros of Spain, 2nd prize of Musical Interpretation Competition III for young “City of Valencia”, 2nd prize of Juventudes Musicales of Spain, 3rd Prize of the First International Trombone competition Christian Lindberg – CGConn, 2nd Prize V Jeju International Trombone Competition (Korea), 1st Prize II Lieksa International Trombone Competition (Finland) and 3rd Prize at the 55th International ARD Competition in Munich where he also won the Special Prize for the best interpretation of the Premiere Work of the contest.

He has worked with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, SWR Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Frankfurt Opera, RTVE, Madrid Symphony Orchestra, Community of Madrid Orchestra, Orquesta del Liceo de Barcelona, Castilla y León Orchestra, Valencia Symphony Orchestra and Tapiola Sinfonietta among others.

As a soloist he has collaborated with Spanish Radio Television Orchestra playing the Fantasy Paul Creston, Munich Chamber Orchestra playing the Alto Trombone Concerto of Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchestra playing the Concert of Henri Tomasi, Joensuu City Orchestra playing the Concert of Nino Rota and Romanza Weber, Jeju Symphony Orchestra playing the concert Launy Grondahl, for naming some of them.

He is a member-founder of trombone quartet “2i2quartet”, of the brass quintet “BrassONEquintet”  and ex member of the “Mediterranean Chamber Brass”, winner of the 1st Prize of the 5th Jeju International Brass Competition in specialty Quintet Metal, the 3rd Prize Quintet Competition Metals Jan Koetsier (Munich) and the 1st Prize of Lieksa International Brass Quintet Competition.

He is currently solo trombone of the Spanish National Orchestra (Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España) with whom he played the World Premiere of a commissioned work of the prestigious Spanish composer Francisco Coll, “Tapias”, composed expressly for Juan Carlos Matamoros.
In 2013 he recorded his first CD, “Música y Filantropía” accomplishing a great success in his career. Juan Carlos Matamoros plays with STOMVI instruments, TITAN model.