Born in Barcelona.  Piano studies at the Academia Marshall under the supervision of Alícia de Larrocha. After his studies the Hochshule für Musik in Vienna and the “Corsi di Perfezionamento” at the Accademia Chigiana (Siena) under Ferdinand Leitner, Ilia Musin and Valery Gergiev, among others, he received the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music (London) under Sir Colin Davis, who wrote about him: “I can recommend him as a very serious and gifted musician”. Musical assistant to Karel Mark Chichon at the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, in 2015 he began his collaboration with the State Philharmonic Orchestra “Mijail Jora” – Bacau (Romania), from which he has been appointed  as First Permanent Guest Conductor. Upcoming concerts includes debut with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria (OFGC), stage rehearsals with the Wiener Kammerorchester at the Vienna Konzerthaus, concert at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with opera star Elina Garanca and the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie, and at the Thurn und Taxis Festival (Hofer Symphoniker, Regensburg, July 2020), Puccini’s “La bohème” at Bacau, among others.


Sept 12-13 / 2019

Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna (Austria)

Rehearsals with the Wiener Kammerorchester.

Assistance to Karel Marck Chichon for the concert-tour with Elina Garanca


Sept 20 / 2019

Concert Hall, Sala Thalia. Sibiu / Hermannstadt (Romania) 

Final Gala International VOX-ARTIS Singing Competition. 

J. Cantarell is the President of the Jury of the VOX-ARTIS Competition (sept 17-20)

State Sibiu Philharmonic Orchestra



Oct 1 / 2019

Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (Netherlands)


Verdi, Puccini, Cileà, Chapí, Sorozábal, Grieg, Suppé, etc

Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz



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