He started his studies in music with his father Juan Bautista Mallavibarrena. Specialized in the repertoire of XV to XVIII Centuries, he is founder and conductor of Musica Ficta and Ensemble Fontegara and the Label Enchiriadis.
He has conducted concerts in some of the more important festivals in Spain, together with some countries in Europe, North of Africa, Middle East, South America, Mexico, USA, China and Japan, with repertoire from Middle Age to “oratorios” by Monteverdi, Handel and Bach, baroque zarzuelas, cantatas and operas by Vivaldi, to a wide European Renaissance repertoire.
In December 2009 he conducted Haendel´s Mesiah with Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga.
In autum 2013 he conducted Purcell´s Dido and Eneas.
His recordings include 21 works as Musical Conductor and more than 40 as producer.
As specialist in Ancient music, he’s frequently invited to give lessons and master classes in different centres and universities (Valencia, Málaga, Castilla-León, Autónoma de Madrid, De los Andes and Central – both in Colombia, Uruguay’s Cervantino Festival) and specialized centres, and to collaborate with Teatro Real de Madrid.