Basque composer Javier Busto Sagrado was born on 13 November 1949 at Fuenterrabía in Spain. He studied medicine and graduated as a doctor, but is known internationally as a composer and choral conductor.
In 1995 he founded the women's choir Kanta Cantemus Korua, in 1996 he presented his compositions at the World Symposium on Choral Music in Sydney, and in 2000 he was guest conductor of the Tokyo Cantat.
He has been a jury member of composition and choral competitions in many countries, including Argentina, Costa Rica, France, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Singapore, Spain and Turkey.
CD Spotlight. A Striking Urgency - Schnittke and Ginastera from the Choir of St Ignatius Loyola, reviewed by Howard Smith. 'Not quite what one might expect.'
Ensemble. Luxurious Textures - Sacred music from the Phoenix Chorale, heard by Maria Nockin
Record Box. A Rewarding Experience - Music from The Phoenix Chorale impresses Patric Standford