Tomás JEREZ MUNERA – Alto Saxophone
Albacete Symphonic Wind Band (BSMA)
Conductor: Miguel Vidagany Gil
Tomás Jerez Munera received the Honor Prize in Saxophone in 1997, granted by the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid (Manuel Miján’s Class). From that moment on, he improves his technique with professors Claude Delangle, Serge Bichon, J.M Londeix, Eric Devallon and Philippe Braquart.
In 2002, he was awarded with the First Prize in the IV International Saxophone Competition “Villa de Benidorm”. In 2003, he was shortlisted among saxophonists from all Europe by the «European Union Youth Wind Orchestra» to go on a concert tour around Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, and Luxembourg.
He performs as a International soloist in many international Music Festivals: International Festival Music in Palma (Spain), International Saxophone Festival-Sczecin (Poland), IX International Old Music Festival in Gijón (Spain) -in both of them he was performing together with the group Sax Antiqua, International Festival of Music in Palma (Spain), Palau de la Música in Valencia, V Latin American Congress of Composers, Conductors, and Arrangers of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, International Festival of Saxophone in Palmela 2012 (Portugal), International Saxophone Academy (Porto- Portugal), XII World Congress of Saxophone (Montreal, Canada), or Les Reencontres Musicales a Capvern (France). Due to his passion for chamber music, he is part of the Folium Fugit Quartet, the Koalas Folga and the Reeders Reed Quintet.
He teaches master-classes and saxophone courses all over Spain, Portugal and France, and he teach in Francisco de Vitoria University, Menéndez Pelayo University and UCLM University.
He was International Jury at CSMD de Poitiers (France) in 2014.
He frequently collaborates with Orquesta Sinfónica de la Comunidad de Madrid, Orquesta de Cámara “Andrés Segovia”, and Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Televisión Española (ORTVE) , with which he has made some recordings for RNE, Spanish National Ballet, and the label “RTVE Música”.
He was saxophone teacher at Higher Music Centre of the Basque Country (MUSIKENE) since 2007 to 2014 (currently on leave), and he has also worked as a soloist for the Albacete Symphonic Wind Band since 1994.
Since 2017, he is Selmer artist.