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David Hernando Vítores (1988) is a musician specialized in the contemporary and classical saxophone repertoire. He has performed important concerts nationally and internationally, both as a soloist and as part of various musical groups. His performances stand out in nationally renowned venues, such as the Zarzuela Theater in Madrid, the Symphony and Chamber Hall of the National Music Auditorium, the College of Architects of Madrid (COAM), the Monumental Theater of Madrid, the Palacio de Congresos Auditorium. of Zaragoza, the Longoria Palace (SGAE), Royal Theater of Madrid, the Music Classroom of the University of Alcalá de Henares, Auditorium of the Carlos III University, Mira Theater of Pozuelo de Alarcón, Cicus Auditorium in Seville, Casa Granada Auditorium in Madrid, Jaén Cathedral, Auditorium 400 of the Reina Sofía Museum, Museum of Romanticism in Madrid, Burgos Cathedral, Auditorium of the Casa de la Moneda, Basilica Santa María de Castellón de Ampurias, Toccata in A of Madrid, José María Rodero Theater of Torrejón de Ardoz, Eutherpe Foundation in León, Civivox Condestable in Pamplona, Isabel de Farnesio Auditorium in Aranjuez, Ateneo Theater in Madrid, Cloisters of the University of Alcalá de Henares, Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Aula Magna of the Conservatory "Jesús Guridi” of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Santo Tomás de Villanueva Cloister of the University of Alcalá, Casa Russia Foundation of Barcelona, Sephardic Museum of Toledo, Palau de la Música of Valencia, Galileo Theater of Madrid, Conde Duque Musical Library of Madrid, Foundation Siglo Futuro, Miguel Delibes Auditorium of Valladolid, Música en Vena Association, Bulevar Theater of Torrelodones, Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Church of Castilforte, Great Ramón y Cajal Amphitheater of the Complutense University of Madrid, Mariana Pineda Auditorium, Caja de Burgos Foundation Auditorium of Aranda de Duero, Language Function in Madrid, European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona, Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Church in Labastida, Hermitage of Sant Sebastià in Sitges, Church of Sant Romà in Lloret de Mar, Espacio Ronda in Madrid, Romanesque Monastery of Sant Llorenç del Munt, Church of San Pedro Roda in Port de la Selva, Church of Sant Vicenç in Llança, Museum of Fine Arts of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Auditorium of Getafe, MIMMA Museum of Málaga, CentroCentro Cibeles in Madrid, Fundación Olivar de Castillejo, Clasijazz Cycle of Almería, Royal Church of San Nicolás de Medina de Huete in Cuenca, Professional Conservatory of Alcalá de Henares, Manuel de Falla Auditorium of the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid, La Torre Auditorium in Guadarrama, Príncipe de Asturias Auditorium of Quintanar of the Order, Mendizorroza in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Casal de Barri Can Travi in Barcelona, Auditorium of the Conservatory of Music of Getafe, Auditorium of Casa Cantabria in Madrid, Casa Usua Kultur Etxea in Arbeitza, Espacio Contemptación in Madrid, Teatro Felix Petite in Vitoria -Gasteiz, Círculo de la Unión in Burgos, Musas Producciones, Palacio de Congresos Europa in Vitoria–Gasteiz, Teatro Gonzalo de Berceo in Logroño, Círculo de la Amistad in Soria, Ibercaja Auditorium in Guadalajara, Church of San Martín “Taramundi” in Asturias , Kursaal Auditorium in Donostia-San Sebastián, Antzokia Principal Theater in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Royal Theater Coliseum Carlos III in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Calatrava Castle in Ciudad Real, Mercantile Athenaeum in Valencia, Puerta de Toledo Cultural Center Auditorium in Madrid, Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, Auditorium of the University of Alcalá de Henares, Castle of Argüeso in Cantabria, Monastery of Santa María la Real in Nájera, Tower-Palace of the Counts of Orgaz in Álava and a long etcetera. In addition, Hernando has performed numerous concerts internationally in cities such as Milan, Reggio Calabria, Bologna, Zagreb, Strasbourg, Cosenza and Paris.

He has participated in important festivals and specialized events such as the La Mancha International Music Festival (concert in tribute to the Spanish composer Claudio Prieto), the 60th Anniversary of the Hita Medieval Festival, the Tres Cantos Contemporary Music Festival, the Music Series of Chamber Music "La Blanca 2022" in Vitoria-Gasteiz, the Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival, the COMA Festival in Madrid, the Navarra NAK Contemporary Music Festival, the XII Ciudad de Huete Concert Series "Music and Heritage", the Vitoria-Gasteiz International Music Course Festival, the Plantón International Music Festival in Asturias, Argeus Clásica, the José Mardones Concert Series in Álava, the Concert Series of the Romanesque Monastery of Sant Llorenç del Munt, the Autumn Polyphonic Festival Arandino, the Girona Costa-Brava Guitar Festival, the Les Garrigues Guitar Festival in Lleida, the Llobet International Guitar Festival in Barcelona, the XVIII Classics Edition in Alcalá de Henares, the Mediterranean Guitar Festival, the VII and X National Poetry Contest for Young Poets "Antonio Hernández", the X Arsenio Escolar Literary Contest and the Veranos de la Villa Music Festival in Madrid. In addition, he has worked internationally in cities such as Bologna, Milan, Cosenza and Zagreb, participating in concerts and other activities such as his presentations at the 17th and 18th World Saxophone Congresses in Strasbourg (France) and Zagreb (Croatia), where David Hernando He premiered the composition of the composer Mario Carro and a work by José María Sánchez-Verdú in France.

In addition, he has been awarded several prizes, such as the First Prize in the Soloist Competition of the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid, the Second Prize in the City of Ávila International Competition and the First Prizes (HAZEN) in the categories of soloist and chamber music held at the Professional Conservatory of Alcalá de Henares. His unreleased recording of the work "Madre Parada" (baritone saxophone and electronics), included in his second album of the HARIA Project and composed by composer Sergio Blardony, was selected in January 2019 by the Österreichische Gesellschaft für zeitgenössische Musik (Austrian Society of Contemporary Music). In 2018, he was selected as an Artist of the MUSAE Project (Ministry of Culture), which resulted in the performance of several recitals in different State Museums of Spain.


In the field of orchestral work and chamber music, David Hernando has collaborated with various groups such as the Madrid Metropolitan Orchestra, Santa Cecilia Classical Orchestra, Orfeón Donostiarra, Cosmos 21 Group, Più Mosso Orchestra, Silvia Nogales (classical guitar), Alcalá de Henares Symphony Orchestra, Mad4Strings Orchestra, Sundara Ensemble, Duo Sonia de Munck (soprano) and Aurelio Viribay (piano), Kayoko Morimoto (piano), Rafael Salas Chía (piano), Sandro' Bakhuashvili (piano), Municipal Symphonic Band of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Barbieri Symphony Orchestra, Excelentia Foundation, Symphony Orchestra of the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid, Symphony Orchestra of the Community of Madrid, Grupo Talía, Royal Film Concert Orchestra, Band and Symphony Orchestra of the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid, Spanish Symphony Orchestra, and with the Sax-Ensemble group (National Music Award in 1997). Many of these collaborations have culminated in the phonographic recording of the works performed or their broadcast on prestigious radio stations such as RNE or Catalunya Radio.

Stably, he is part of the chamber group Wasei Dúo, with which he recorded the album "Horizontes", where you can enjoy unreleased music by composers such as Mario Carro, Claudio Prieto, Barry Crockoft and Sergei Rachmaninoff, among others. In 2016, they went on a national and international tour with more than thirty concerts. Also with Wasei Dúo, Hernando has recorded and edited the album "Romantic Pieces for saxophone and piano", with live recordings from the Museum of Romanticism in Madrid, performing works by notable authors such as C. Debussy, J. Massenet, R. Koroku and M. Ravel. In 2014, he released the album "Sixth Sense" with pieces by composers fundamental to the classical saxophone repertoire, such as J. Ibert, B. Singeleé, N. Paganini, Rode, Dont, E. Bozza and R. Muzynski.

In 2019, Hernando Vitores published the album "But Sometimes I Get So Sensitive" together with the Georgian pianist Sandro' Bakhuashvili, which includes unreleased music by composers such as Ryota Ishikawa, Barry Cockcroft and S. Bakhuashvili himself.

Silvia Nogales Barrios and Hernando Nogales have been an artistic duo since 2017, when they coincided as soloists at the Piantón International Music Festival. From that moment on, they decided to combine their brilliant individual careers into a joint project in which they explore unusual combinations of saxophone and guitar, such as tenor saxophone and guitar, or baritone saxophone and guitar.

Attracted by the peculiarity of this formation, they carried out research work, rescuing pieces never before performed for this instrumental combination. Despite their short career as a duo, they have attracted the attention of various composers, who have trusted them for the premiere of their works, some dedicated especially to Nogales & Hernando. They have premiered works and versions at a national and international level by composers such as Sánchez-Verdú, José Galeote, Mateo Soto, Erik Marchelie and Alan Hovhaness. In 2018, they released their first album titled Nuit D'été.

In addition, he has collaborated with renowned conductors such as Donato Renzetti (Conductor at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan), Alain Crepin (Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles), José Rafael Pascual Vilaplana (Primary Conductor of the Bilbao Symphonic Band), Miguel Ángel Serrano (Band Symphony Orchestra of the RCSMM), José Luis Temes (National Music Award in 2008), Oliver Díaz (Musical Director of the Zarzuela Theater), Gabriel Delgado (Victoria Eugenia Higher Conservatory of Music in Granada), Carlos Galán (Grupo Cosmos 21 ), Paolo Bortolameolli (Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra), Santiago Serrate (Sax-Ensemble, RTVE), Silvia Sanz (Director of the Madrid Metropolitan Orchestra), Sebastián Mariné (Director of the RCSMM Contemporary Music Group and Director of the COMA Festival ), Hilario Extramiana (Primary Conductor of the Municipal Band of Vitoria-Gasteiz), Andrés Valero Castells (Conductor of the Municipal Band of A Coruña), Domenico Longo (Orchestra Sinfonica Metropolitana di Bari), Fedor Vrtacnik, Fuad Ibrahimov (Conductor of the Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the New Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and the Baku Chamber Orchestra), Fernando Furones, Carlos Garcés (Conductor of the Santa Cecilia de Cullera Symphony Orchestra), Luis Orduña (Principal Conductor of the Band Municipal of Vitoria-Gasteiz), Iván Palomares (Harold Arlen Film, TV Award and finalist for the 2019 Goya Awards), José Antonio Sainz Alfaro (Director of the Orfeón Donostiarra) and the composer José Nieto, winner of 6 Goya Awards, among others. With the SaxEnsemble Foundation, he has collaborated with prominent composers such as Cruz López de Rego, Tomás Marco, Mario Carro, Gabriel Erkoreka, Jesús Villa-Rojo, Marta Lozano, Jesús Rueda, Sandro Fazzolari, César Camarero or José Manuel López López.

He is the founder of the innovative avant-garde project HARIA, in which he proposes a reinterpretation of Andalusian music and related genres from a contemporary perspective. The idea underlying this novel project is the union between performer and creator, with the aim of promoting experimentation, research and the study of new techniques in the use of the saxophone to expand repertoires in the classical-contemporary field of the 21st century. The composers who have collaborated in the creation of music for this project are of international and national renown, among them Luigi Morleo, Serban Nichifor, Sergio Blardony, Mario Carro, A.L. Guillén, Bartosz Smoragiewicz, Manuel Comesaña, Mateo Soto and Mario Gosálvez (Queen Sofía Composition Prize).

In addition to the two albums released in February 2017 and September 2018 under the title "HARIA Project", works by prominent composers who have been references in the Spanish repertoire and influential in the concert programs of many national and international saxophonists are included. such as Jesús Villa-Rojo, Karen Tanaka, François Rossé, Jacob ter Veldhuis, Eneko Vadillo, Fuminori, Thierry Allà, Fuminori Tanada, Jean-Claude Risset and Christian Lauba.

In 2019, he participated in the unreleased recording of the ballet "Sueño del Viajero" by the renowned composer José Nieto, winner of six Goya Awards.

As a soloist, his phonographic records encompass notable works of contemporary music for his instrument, such as Luciano Berio's Sequenza IXb for alto saxophone, Ryota Ishikawa's Rhapsody on Japanese Folk Songs and Bloomin Ireland, Christian Lauba's Blue Balafon and Clouds, Any Blackbird by Manuel Comesaña, and the historical Mysterious Morning III by Fuminori Tanada. He also has the EP Asahi, which includes his own works dedicated to the victims of the Hiroshima nuclear disaster in 1945.

Furthermore, as a result of his humanistic and personal concerns, he has donated more than twenty recordings to Wikimedia Commons of works in the Public Domain by composers such as Debussy, Ravel, Telemann, Albinoni, Albéniz, among others.

In 2021, he made the first complete recording of the work of French composer and saxophonist Guy Lacour, "28 Etudes sur les Modes à Transpositions Limitées d'Olivier Messiaen". Also in 2022, he performed an arrangement for soprano saxophone of the 12 Fantasies for solo flute by Georg Philipp Telemann, reflected in a recorded album. In 2023, he released a new album for solo saxophone and electronics featuring groundbreaking works by Jenni Watson and Alastair Penman titled "How do you feel?"

David Hernando is the creator of the project, "Tango para un Loco." This project is specifically designed for solo saxophone and covers various Argentine musical genres, from tango to folklore with jazz and classical music influences. Hernando Vitores seeks to find a balance between the popular essence and the tango repertoire adapted or written especially for the saxophone. In this new album, his obsession with exploring new sounds and trends when approaching Argentine popular music stands out, connecting tradition with new horizons through the use of three of the four saxophones of the family (soprano, alto, and baritone), along with the beautiful Melody saxophone; a peculiar instrument tuned in C from the 20th century in which Hernando is specialized and immersed in researching it.

The music that is part of this project includes arrangements and compositions written specifically for this format, taken from his solo repertoire, as well as original pieces by authors as relevant as: Astor Piazzolla, Fernando Muslera, Aníbal Troilo, Ángel Villoldo, Vicente Greco, Ariel Ramírez, Virgilio Expósito, Pedro Laurenz, Rafael Rossi, Lucio Demare, Tránsito Cocomarola, Carlos Gardel, Luis Chiurco, Ariel Petrocelli, Benicio Díaz, Julián Díaz, Juan de Dios Filiberto and Bernardo Monk. This work is reflected in the recording of two studio albums titled: “Tango para un Loco” and “Tango para un Loco II, 12 (Des) Arrangements for solo saxophone”.

He has collaborated in interviews or reports in specialized media such as Radio Círculo (Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid), Televisión de Castilla-La Mancha, Les Borgues TV, Televisión de Girona-Costa Brava, El Mundo (Valladolid), ICA Sinfónica, Nueva Tribuna , The Three Questions Blog, Wikimedia Spain, Spanish Television, Diario de Burgos, Ágora Sol Radio, Correo de León, Clásica FM Radio, Empordà Televisió, Piantón Festival Blog, Catalunya Radio, Magazine dedicated to the saxophone (SaxRules), Guadalajara Diario, Nueva Alcarria, Guadalajara Media Television, El Correo, Diario de León, Amauta Radio of Peru, Revista Ritmo, Radio Z Mediathek of Nuremberg in Germany and Radio Television of Spain.

In parallel to his concert activity, he has received the commission, premiere and dedication of numerous works by current composers of national and international renown, such as Mario Carro, Erik Marchellie, Doménec González de la Rubia, A.L. Guillén, Sergio Blardony, Bernardo Monk, Fernando Muslera, José Susi, Manuel Comesaña, Giampaolo Testoni, Luigi Morleo, Serban Nichifor, Mateo Soto, Mario Gosálvez, Barry Cockcroft, Alan Hovhaness, Bartosz Smoragiewicz, Jacob TV and Laura Vega. He has given master classes at different conservatories, highlighting those held in Cosenza (Italy) with Paolo Trampetti and Giovanni Deluca, as well as at the V Music Week of Castilla y León held in Valladolid.

Currently, he is on a national tour with the chamber music groups Hernando & Bakhuashvili, Silvia Nogales & David Hernando and with the HARIA Project. In addition, he is an artist for prestigious brands such as Légerè Reeds (Canada), Páez Music (Spain) and Egr (Spain). David Hernando has extensive experience as a teacher, with training in Musical Education (Diploma from the University of Alcalá), Primary Education with a mention in Hearing and Language (Degree awarded by the Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia) and a Higher Degree in Music (Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid), as well as the DECA (Ecclesiastical Declaration of Academic Competence).

Hernando Vitores is a music and saxophone teacher at the prestigious Mirabal International School in Boadilla del Monte, Madrid.

Discography:

ALBUM 2023 -  How Do You Feel? David Hernando Vitores (saxophones).

ALBUM 2022 - Telemann: Twelve Fantasias for Saxophone Solo. David Hernando Vitores (soprano saxophone).

EP 2022 - CHACONNE. Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004 (Bach, Johann Sebastian). David Hernando Vitores (alto saxophone).

EP 2021 - Luis Chiurco: Vulgar "Suite Folclórica". David Hernando Vitores (saxophone) and Tiago Camerano (guitar/charango).

ALBUM 2021 - 28 Etudes - Sur les Modes à Transpositions Limitées d' Olivier Messiaen. David Hernando Vitores (saxophones).

ALBUM 2020 - Tango para un Loco II. 12 (DES) ARREGLOS. David Hernando Vitores (saxophones).

ALBUM 2020 - Tango para un Loco. David Hernando Vitores (saxophones).

ALBUM 2019 - But Sometimes I Get So Sensitive - David Hernando Vitores (saxophones) and Sandro' Bakhuashvili (piano).

ALBUM 2018 - HARIA Project: New Music For Saxophone - David Hernando Vitores (saxophones).

ALBUM 2018 - Nuit D' Été - David Hernando Vitores (saxophones) and Silvia Nogales Barrios (Guitar).

ALBUM 2017 - HARIA (New Music For Saxophone) - David Hernando Vitores (saxophones).

ALBUM 2016 - Romantic Pieces For Saxophone and Piano - David Hernando Vitores (saxophone) and Kayoko Morimoto (piano).

ALBUM 2015 - Horizontes (Music For Saxophone and Piano) - David Hernando Vitores (saxophones) and Kayoko Morimoto (piano).

ALBUM 2014 - Sixth Sense (Music For Saxophone and Piano) - David Hernando Vitores (saxophones) and Various Artists (pianos).

EP 2018 - Comesaña & Donjon: Any Blackbird & Elégie - David Hernando Vitores (saxophones).

SINGLE 2018 - Clouds: For Alto Saxophone and Electronics - David Hernando Vitores (saxophone).

SINGLE 2016 - Niccolò Paganini: Caprice No. 5 for Alto Saxophone - David Hernando Vitores (saxophone).

SINGLE 2016 - Isaac Albéniz: Asturias (Leyenda) For Alto Saxophone - David Hernando Vitores (saxophone).

SINGLE 2016 - Blue Balafon: For Soprano Saxophone and Electronic - David Hernando Vitores (saxophone).

EP 2016 - Telemann & Bach: Fantasias For Saxophone - David Hernando Vitores (saxophones).

EP 2015 - Asahi (To The Victims Of Hiroshima) - David Hernando Vitores (saxophones).

SINGLE 2016 - Rhapsody On Japanese Folk Songs - David Hernando Vitores (saxophone) and Kayoko Morimoto (piano).

SINGLE 2016 - Tanada: Mysterious Morning III (For Soprano Saxophone) - David Hernando Vitores (saxophone).

SINGLE 2014 - Berio: Sequenza IXb For Alto Saxophone - David Hernando Vitores (saxophone).

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