Javier Sardinas was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1985. His musical training began at the age of eight in the prestigious conservatory Alejandro Garcia Caturla where he studied for seven years under the guidance of piano professor Virginia de la Osa. Later, he continued his studies at the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory.

In 2004, Javier came to the United States and continued his piano studies at Florida International University (FIU) where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance under the guidance of world-renowned pianist Kemal Gekic. Javier also studied privately for several years with Giselle Brodsky, artistic director of the Miami International Piano Festival.

In 2013, he won first prize of the FIU Concerto Competition and played Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 conducted by Maestro Grzegorz Nowak. Javier also has performed Camille Saint Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 2 and Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with the FIU Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, respectively.

As a piano teacher, Javier has 13 years of experience teaching people of all ages and all levels from beginners to advanced. He is a faculty member of the Miami Conservatory of Music.