Dr. Carlos Javier Fernández Cobo holds a Ph.D. in Music at 'Universidad Autónoma de Madrid'. His Thesis work was awarded with the European mention at 'Tor Vergata´s University' of Rome. He completed his Clarinet high studies at Madrid Royal Conservatory under the supervision of Prof. Justo Sanz and continued his Postgraduate studies at Salamanca High Conservatory with Prof. Javier Balaguer, Spanish National Orchestra Clarinet soloist.
During his career, he has held positions as Honorific Associate Prof. at Universidad de Alcalá de Henares and as Prof. in the High and Professional Music Conservatories in Córdoba (Spain). He has performed and collaborated with the orchestra of Córdoba, Ciudad de Madrid Orchestra, Chamartín Symphonic Orchestra, Pro- United Nations Orchestra, and Orquesta del Infantado, among others.
He advanced his Clarinet studies with awarded players such as Sylvie Hue, Jean Louis Sajot, Walter Boeykens, Carles Riera y Hedwig Swimberge.
As Clarinet soloist he has played C.M. von Weber´s Concert nº1 for Clarinet and Orchestra op. 73, F. Mendelssohn's Konzertstücke nº 2 and first orchestal premieres from Antonio Romero´s Primer solo original para clarinete and Paquito D'Rivera´s Danzón with Madrid City Orchestra, UCM Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Musicalis and OSUAM.
He has written several articles and books about clarinet pedagogy and history. He has been invited to courses and conferences such as the University of Guanajuato in Mexico, Dao International Course in Portugal and Martín Códax International Music Course. He is collaborating with national and international journals related to pedagogy and clarinet teaching.
He is currently teacher in Music Conservatory Victoria de los Angeles in Madrid and associate professor in Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.