Jesús Salanova is born in Huelva, Andalucía. He comes from a family of musicians having his first touch with guitar at the age of eight. Salanova studied classical guitar, harmony and counterpoint for 14 years at conservatories of Seville, Córdoba and Málaga, obtaining the highest degree in classical guitar. After that, he studied a Master of music teaching at Málaga University.
Salanova has developed a career as a teacher, composer, and performer. Having composed more than 50 works for guitar solo and guitar chamber music. He is interested in classical tradition and contemporary music. Baroque, romantic and minimalism are his main influences.