Javier and his wife Lindsay Clavere,
began playing as a piano duo team in 1996. In honor of their wedding, composer Seymour Bernstein wrote "Rhapsody on Two Names - Javier and Lindsay," and the Argentinean composer Duilio Grasso wrote "Candombe for Two Pianos." Both pieces were premiered at their piano duo debut in the Assembly Hall Concert Series in Salt Lake City in 1997.
They have performed extensively as a duo piano team accross North and South America. Their repertoire includes a wide range of music from Latin American composer such as Piazzolla, Guastavino, to modern American music by such composers as Copland, Gershwin, etc. They have performed the complete works for piano 4-hands and two pianos four hands by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, and Schubert.
They have been privileged to studied as a piano duo with composer Seymour Bernstein in New York City, and with the duo in residence at the College Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati, Mr. Eugene Pridonoff and Mrs. Elizabeth Pridonoff. They were awarded the top prize in the Duo-Ellis International Piano Competition in Spartanburg, SC in 2007.