"Tenor Javier Bernardo not only sang Nemorino with beautiful tone and phrasing but created a character who was... intensely shy and the prototype of a man who just tries too hard."
Voce di Meche- Meche Kroop (2013)
"Bernardo owns the lead with powerhouse singing."
Chicago Now - Katy Walsh (2011)
JAVI - Javier Bernardo - is an emerging young artist in the music world. The Peruvian
tenor has performed in venues such as Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, and Symphony Center in Chicago, as well as main stage
roles with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and many other Opera Companies in the United States. He is an alumnus of the Juilliard School and has been a fellow at
the Tanglewood Music Center, a member of The Marc and Eva Stern
Fellowship Program at Songfest, the Chicago Opera Theater Young Artist Program, and part of the Prelude to Performance Program sponsored by the Martina Arroyo Foundation. Javier Bernardo is a recipient of The Career Bridges Grant from The Schuyler Foundation and The Bella Voce Award from the Bel Canto Foundation. On a new venture, JAVI released his debut album Romance . In this album, all the songs were written, arranged, and produced* by JAVI. His music is influenced by his classically
trained tenor voice and it has an innate Latin-American flare. JAVI uses
elements from hip-hop, jazz, electronic music, classical music and other musical styles that have been part of his upbringing.
*JAVI studied Sound Engineering at the Orson Welles Institute of Sound in Lima, Peru and is a registered member of the Audio Engineering Association.
Updated: February 25, 2014