Trombonist David Rejano Cantero was born in Badajoz (Spain), and initially studied music at the Conservatory in Madrid. Then he moved to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, with professor Gilles Millière, where he graduated with the Diplôme de Formation Supérieur – Mention très bien à l’unanimité and the Prix Spécial du Jury. He joins the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Principal Trombone this month.
As a student, David Rejano Cantero was a member of several youth orchestras, among them the National Youth Orchestra of Spain, the European Union Youth Orchestra, and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (with Daniel Barenboim and Pierre Boulez).
He has performed as guest Principal Trombone with the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Paris, and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, under the direction of conductors such as Kurt Masur, Valery Gergiev, Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Gustavo Dudamel, Daniel Barenboim, and Andris Nelsons.
From 2002 to 2007 David Rejano Cantero was Principal Trombone with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, from 2007 to 2010 Principal Trombone with the Orquesta del Gran Teatro del Liceo de Barcelona, and from 2010 to 2016 Principal Trombone with the Münchner Philharmoniker.
David is very active teaching, giving masterclasses as well as coaching youth orchestras. He teaches at the Brass Academy Alicante and the Maurice Andre Academy (Spain), and had provided masterclasses all over the world, including Japan, France, Germany, South Korea, Austria, China, and Guatemala.
Rejano appears frequently as soloist and teacher at different festivals, such as the Concours National de Trombone de France, the Festival Européen du Trombone (Strasbourg), the Sapporo Festival, the Summer Brass Festival, and the International Trombone Festival.
David Rejano Cantero is an Antoine Courtois Artist.