José Javier Ucendo


After studying in Castellón with Juan C. Cornelles, Javier graduated in Masters of Music in 2016 from the Estonian Academy of Music (Prof. Ivari Ilja and Ave Sikk) and in 2018 in MMus Accompaniment from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Prof. Fali Pavri and Scott Mitchell). He is currently a student of the Alexander Gibson Opera School of the RCS in the MMus Répétiteur course. He is also the Organist and Musical Director of the Cadder Parish Church and MD of Daïmon, which promotes song and contemporary repertoire.

Recent engagements include: The Telephone (Daïmon), Trouble in Tahiti, Dead Man Walking, Le Nozze di Figaro and The Rape of Lucretia (RCS), the National Youth Choir of Scotland workshops, and the next Scottish Opera YAP Showcase in January 2019.

Javier is a grateful recipient of the RCS Trust and the Sam Hutchings Trust scholarships. He was awarded with the Sam Hutchings Accompaniment Fellowship and the Alex Menzies Memorial Fund Prize for accompanists in 2018. He is also a recipient of the 2019 Roderick Brydon Award and winner of the 2019 Elgar-Spedding Lied duo prize with Lauren Young, and the EMTA Lied duo prize with Héloïse Bernard. 

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