Born in Valencia, Javier Palacios began his musical career in the Escolania de Nuestra Señora Virgen de los Desamparados, finishing his studies at the Coservatorio Superior de Música in Valencia.
He has been awarded in various international singing competitions such as the Concurso Nacional de Canto de Logroño, Concurso Internacional Manuel Ausensi de Barcelona, International Contest As. Li. Co in Milan, etc.
He has performed in many theatres, opera houses and auditoriums of all the world. Javier Palacios has offered concerts in Japan, Italy, Mexico, Germany, France, Chile, Russia, Switzerland, Greece, Israel Ukraine and the Baltic Republics. He has been invited to the most important Festivals as the one in Manchester and in Stockolm. He has sung at the most important Spanish theatres like the Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo, Teatro Villamarta in Jerez, Palacio de la Ópera in La Coruña, Palacio Euskalduna in Bilbao, Palau de la Música in Valencia or the Gran Teatre Del Liceu, among others. He has worked with prestigious conductors such as Piergiorgio Morandi, Fréderic Chaslin, Plácido Domingo, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Renato Palumbo, Zubin Mehta, Giuliano Carella o Pedro Halffter, among others.
Especially outstanding is a concert tour in several countries with Montserrat Caballé as well as the collaboration for the recording of a CD for BMG, Con todo mi corazón, with the Catalan soprano. It is also worth noting his performance of Alfredo’s role in La Traviata under the conduction of Plácido Domingo in the Teatro de la Maestranza or his performance as soloist in the Messa da Requiem by Verdi in Klagenfurt.
Among his repertoire we can highlight the main roles of some operas of the romanticism: L’elisir d’amore, Lucia di Lammemoor, Roberto Devereux, Rigoletto, La Traviata, Nabucco, Tosca, Madame Butterfly or La Rondine. He has also sung major titles of the Spanish repertoire as Marina, La Dolores, Luisa Fernanda or La venta de los gatos.