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Javier Busto

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*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 Aquam 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, Slovenja, 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.


*Invited at "8th World Choir Games - Riga (Latvia), 2014".


*Invited at "4º Festival Internacional de Coros de Cámara de Tlaxcala (México) - 2015.


*Invited as a jury at "Orientale Concentus IX International Choral Competition, Singapore, 2016".


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


* Invited as a Jury member “Tokyo International Choir Competition, 2018”


* Guest conductor and jury  in “Taipei Festival and Competition, 2018”


* Invited as a jury at 2018 Busan Choral Festival & Competition.


*Invited as a jury at “12th Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition 2019”.

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