Francisco Javier Jáuregui is a Spanish classical guitarist who was born in Oxford (England) and grew up between Los Angeles (California) and Madrid (Spain) where he currently lives. He enjoys a life of performing and teaching, holding a teaching position at Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, where he also coordinates the music department. As a performer he is particularly interested in playing chamber music of different periods and styles including his own arrangements of folk melodies from around the world.
Voice and Guitar
The collaboration between Icelandic mezzo-soprano Guðrún Ólafsdóttir and Spanish classical guitarist Francisco Javier Jáuregui began in 2002 with a recital at the Guidhall School of Music and Drama, where they were both doing postgraduate studies. Since then they have performed as a duo in venues such as The Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, St James’s Palace, The Bolivar Hall and St John’s Waterloo in London, Hopetoun House in Scotland, the Reykjavik Arts Festival and the Icelandic National Opera in Iceland, the Palau de la Música de Valencia and the Auditorio Príncipe Felipe in Spain, and the Glinka Hall of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Society in Russia.
The Roncesvalles Duo, formed by Elena Jáuregui (violinist) and Francisco Javier Jáuregui (guitarist), made its debut in 1997 in Granada and since then has performed throughout Spain, UK, Italy, Iceland, France, and Southeast Asia in festivals such as City of London Festival, Kirkjuaejarklaustur Chamber Music Festival (Iceland), Festival de Segovia, and Clásicos en Verano de la Comunidad de Madrid (Spain) and in venues such as St Martin–in-the-Fields and LSO St Luke’s (London) and the European University Institute (Florence).