Maestro Javier Busto

Javier Busto

*Born in Hondarribia (Basque Country-Spain) in 1949.

*Graduated in Medicine by the University of Valladolid. He works as a family doctor between 1977 and 2013, year of his retirement.

*Initiated into choral music by Erwin List.

*Conductor of Ederki Choir in Valladolid (1971-1976).

*Founder-Conductor of Eskifaia Choir in Hondarribia (1978-1994).

*Founder-Conductor of Kanta Cantemus Korua in Gipuzkoa (1995- 2007).

* Founder-Conductor of Aqua Lauda Korua in Gipuzkoa (2014).

*His scores are being published in Basque Country, France, Germany, Japan, USA, United Kingdom and Sweden.

*Takes part as a jury in composition and interpretation competitions for choirs, in Antalya (Turkey), Arezzo (Italy), Debrecen (Hungary), Ejea de los Caballeros (Spain), Hamar (Belgium), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Krakov (Poland), Maasmechelem (Belgium), Maribor (Slovenja), Mérida (Venezuela), Montserrat (Catalunya), Neerpelt (Belgium), Riga (Latvia), San Juan (Argentina), Singapore, Split (Croatia), Takarazuka and Tokyo (Japan), Tours (France), Tolosa (Basque Country - Spain), Verona (Italy) and Yeosu (South Korea).

*Guest Conductor in Argentina, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, México, Norwegian, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, USA and Venezuela.

*Invited at "4th World Symposium on Choral Music in Sydney, Australia, 1996".

*Golden badge in his hometown, Hondarribia (1999).

*Orfeón Donostiarra & University of the Basque Country Award (2012).

*Commission for a new composition named “Pakearen Koloreak” by the "11th World Symposium on Choral Music in Barcelona, 2017".