Joan Enric Lluna - clarinete

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Joan is one of the most internationally acclaimed Spanish musicians of his generation. After being awarded First Prize at the Belgrade Jeunesses Musicales and Royal Tunbridge Wells International Competitions (UK) in 1987, he made his débuts at London’s Wigmore Hall, BBC Radio Three and Madrid’s Teatro Real, that launched him on his international career.

He has appeared as a soloist at the major London Concert Halls, International Festivals such as Dubrovnik, Paris, Bath, Perth, Santander or Peralada, and all the major halls in his native country. He has toured extensively throughout Europe, as well as America and Asia, performing Recitals and Concertos working with conductors including Rozhdestvensky, Entremont, Marriner, Zolman, Polianichko, Ros-Marbà and Noseda amongst others, and with Ensembles such as the the Tokyo, Brodsky, Lindsay, Alexander, Endellion and Sine Nomine String Quartets, the Nash Ensemble, and pianists Jan Gruithuyzen, Nigel Clayton and Artur Pizarro, soprano Patricia Rozario or violinist Tasmin Little.

Recent engagements took him to Berlin’s Musikhaus, where Joan made his début, tours in Holland and Spain, and to première a concerto dedicated to him by the composer César Cano. Joan’s performances of Weber’s Concerto No. 2 with the Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra were very well received by the German press and indeed public, and his Brahms’ Quintet in Madrid’s ‘Liceo de cámera’ series with the Tokyo Quartet was particularly acclaimed.

Many composers have written for him. He has done premieres of concertos and chamber music in 2003-2004 by Isadora Zebeljan, Pilar Jurado, David del Puerto, Albert Guinovart and Joan Guinjoan; in the seasson 2004-2005 he will premiere music by Sir John Tavener, Paul Barker, Joseph Horovitz  and Dominic Murcott.

Joan Enric was born in Valencia where he studied Music and Philosophy. He later studied at the Antwerp Conservatory with W. Boeykens and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Anthony Pay.

As an orchestral musician Joan has been the Principal Clarinet of the Bournemouth Sinfonietta and has been Guest  with orchestras including the Philharmonia, London Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He has played under the baton of conductors including Gergiev, Harnoncourt, Abbado, Haitink, Spivakov, Sanderling and Marriner. Along with other outstanding Spanish musicians he formed the Orquestra de Cadaqués, where he is principal clarinet.

Joan made his début as a conductor-soloist recently to great critical acclaim. He has also been the Artistic Director of the Orquestra Acadèmica de Valencia and is co-conductor of “I Maestri Orchestra of London”. He is now a conducting student of Jorma Panula and is invited to conduct orchestras both in Spain and in the UK.

Joan is also very active in the education field: he currently teaches at Trinity College of Music in London and the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona; he was also professor at the Birmingham Conservatoire . He has been invited to give masterclasses by the California State University as well as the Mexico Autonomous University and Music Conservatory and most of the Spanish and British Music Colleges.




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