Javier Berná was born in Cox (Alicante, Spain). He is a multifaceted and prominent musician who combines his activities as clarinet soloist with teaching at the Conservatory of Music “Jesús de Monasterio” in Santander very devotedly.
Laureate for international competitions, as a teacher he is an active exponent attracted by the constant search for excellence, as well as educational renewal.
His interest in and commitment to chamber music has made him found and promote different music groups such as the Baalbeck Trio and Reeds Trio. He also works with musicians such as Jesús M. Gómez, Gorka Hermosa, Trio Malats, among other prestigious performers. His recent interpretation of the Quartet for the End of the Time by O. Messiaen alongside the Trio Malats has received a very warm welcome from both the audience and the critics.
In the field of orchestral interpretation, he was selected by the OJRM (Youth Orchestra of the Region of Murcia), the Orchestra of the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, the European Union Youth Wind Orchestra and the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra. Besides, he was part of the music unit of the First Aerial Region and Air Control of the Centre (MACEM) for three years.
As a soloist, or as member of various groups, Berná has played all over Spain at important venues such as the Palau de la Música de Valencia, Teatro Monumental and Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Auditorio y Centro de Congresos in Murcia, Palacio de Festivales in Santander, etc. as well as in France, Italy and Poland.
In the field of early music he has performed with the Orchestra “El Teatre Instrumental”.
He is also an educator dedicated to the broadcast of classical music through countless educational concerts and workshops for children, young people and hospitals, senior centers, etc.
Javier finished his studies at the Real Conservatorio de Música de Madrid and continued his musical education at l’École Normale de Musique/Alfred Cortot (Paris, France) with Guy Deplus.