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Joan Enric Lluna (Clarinet) Profile

Orchestral bookings (since August 2012)

  • Orchestras: London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Joan Enric's orchestral work also includes

the English Chamber Orchestra.

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

Joan is now 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, on BBC Radio Three and at Madrid's Teatro Real, which launched him on his international career.

Joan is leader of the ensemble Moonwinds which brings together the crème de la crème of spanish wind players. Moonwinds have recently released a new CD of music by Martin y soler, considered to be the Spanish Mozart. The CD includes three of the re-discovered Divertimenti and is released on the Harmonia Mundi label.

He has appeared as a soloist at all the major concert halls, both in London and his native country and many International Music Festivals such as Dubrovnik, Paris, Bath, Perth, Santander and Peralada. He has toured extensively throughout Europe, America and Asia, performing Recitals and Concertos, working with conductors including Rozhdestvensky, Entremont, Marriner, Zolman, Polianichko 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 and violinist Tasmin Little.

Recent engagements have taken him to Berlin's Musikhaus, where Joan made his début, tours in Holland and Spain, and a première of 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 public, and his performance of the Brahms' Quintet in Madrid's 'Liceo de cámera' series with the Tokyo Quartet was particularly acclaimed.

Joan has been responsible for many commissions as well as editions and publications of Spanish Clarinet repertoire. His discs 'Capricho Pintoresco' and 'Fantasías Mediterráneas' include recordings of many of these newly found or rediscovered works, some of which are now commercially available. In 2003-2004 he performed premières of concertos and chamber music by Isadora Zebaljan, Pilar Jurado, David del Puerto, Albert Guinovart and Joan Guinjoan; and in this next season the premières include music by Sir John Tavener, Paul Barker, Joseph Horovitz, and Dominic Murcott.

As an orchestral musician Joan has been the Principal Clarinet of the Bournemouth Sinfonietta and has been invited to play 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 Joan is principal clarinet.

Joan recently made his début as a conductor-soloist to great critical acclaim. He has also been the Artistic Director of the Orquestra Académica 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 field of education. As well as having been professor of clarinet at the Birmingham Conservatoire, he currently teaches at Trinity College of Music (London) and the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya (Barcelona). He has given numerous masterclasses in the British and Spanish music conservatoires and has also been invited to give masterclasses at the California State University and the Autonomous University and Music Conservatoire in Mexico.

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

Valencia University (1981 - 1984) studying Philosophy, Antwerp Royal Conservatoire (1984 - 1986), Guildhall School of Music and Drama (1986 - 1988).

Joan Enric was born in Valencia, Spain 1962.

Schools attended

Valencia Conservatoire (1973 - 1982).

Prizes and Awards

  • Valencian Country Competition for Young Performers (1981)
  • Spanish National Jeunesses Musicales (1983)
  • Royal Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists' Competition (1987)
  • International Jeunesses Musicales Competition - Belgrade (1987)

Teachers

Walter Boeykens, Antony Pay.

Joan Enric joined Morgensterns in October 1988

Joan Enric's web profile was last updated 20th Aug 2017

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Joan Enric Lluna (Clarinet) Profile

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

Joan is now 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, on BBC Radio Three and at Madrid's Teatro Real, which launched him on his international career.

Joan is leader of the ensemble Moonwinds which brings together the crème de la crème of spanish wind players. Moonwinds have recently released a new CD of music by Martin y soler, considered to be the Spanish Mozart. The CD includes three of the re-discovered Divertimenti and is released on the Harmonia Mundi label.

He has appeared as a soloist at all the major concert halls, both in London and his native country and many International Music Festivals such as Dubrovnik, Paris, Bath, Perth, Santander and Peralada. He has toured extensively throughout Europe, America and Asia, performing Recitals and Concertos, working with conductors including Rozhdestvensky, Entremont, Marriner, Zolman, Polianichko 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 and violinist Tasmin Little.

Recent engagements have taken him to Berlin's Musikhaus, where Joan made his début, tours in Holland and Spain, and a première of 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 public, and his performance of the Brahms' Quintet in Madrid's 'Liceo de cámera' series with the Tokyo Quartet was particularly acclaimed.

Joan has been responsible for many commissions as well as editions and publications of Spanish Clarinet repertoire. His discs 'Capricho Pintoresco' and 'Fantasías Mediterráneas' include recordings of many of these newly found or rediscovered works, some of which are now commercially available. In 2003-2004 he performed premières of concertos and chamber music by Isadora Zebaljan, Pilar Jurado, David del Puerto, Albert Guinovart and Joan Guinjoan; and in this next season the premières include music by Sir John Tavener, Paul Barker, Joseph Horovitz, and Dominic Murcott.

As an orchestral musician Joan has been the Principal Clarinet of the Bournemouth Sinfonietta and has been invited to play 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 Joan is principal clarinet.

Joan recently made his début as a conductor-soloist to great critical acclaim. He has also been the Artistic Director of the Orquestra Académica 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 field of education. As well as having been professor of clarinet at the Birmingham Conservatoire, he currently teaches at Trinity College of Music (London) and the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya (Barcelona). He has given numerous masterclasses in the British and Spanish music conservatoires and has also been invited to give masterclasses at the California State University and the Autonomous University and Music Conservatoire in Mexico.

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Joan Enric Lluna (Clarinet) Profile

Teaching experience

  • Professor at the International University Menéndez Pelayo Cuenca-Spain
  • Assistant to Professor Walter Boeykens in the International Summer School of Jávea
  • Guildhall School of Music (Junior Department) London. 1988-89

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Joan Enric Lluna (Clarinet) Profile

Discography

    Joan's recordings include
  • Joan Guinjoan, Orquestra Simfonica de Barcelona I Nacional De Catalunya: Harmonia Mundi HMI 987056
  • Brahms Quintet & Trio for Clarinet with the Tokyo String Quartet: Harmonia Mundi HMI 987048
  • Mozart Orquestra de Cadaques Sir Neville Marriner: Trito TD0014-15
  • Spanish clarinet music with Nigel Clayton, Piano: Harmonia Mundi HMI 987029
  • Fantasías Mediterráneas, Spanish Music for Clarinet and Piano with Jan Gruithuyzen, Piano: Clarinet Classics CC0017 (1997)
  • Capricho Pintoresco, Musica española para clarinete y piano with Artur Pizarro, Piano: Harmonia Mundi HMI987022 (1999)
  • W A Mozart Concerto for Clarinet/Clarinet Quintet with the ECO/Anthony Pay & the Brodsky Quartet: Cala United CACD88010 (1993)
  • Quintessence, Mozart/Brahms Clarinet Quintets: with the Alexander String Quartet: Foghorn Records CD1982 (1996)
  • Música de cambra, with Soloists of l'Orquestra de Cadaqués: Tritó TR0003 (1999)
  • W A Mozart Concerto for Basset-Clarinet and Orchestra K622 with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Studt: Guild GMCD7181 (1998)
  • Louise Farrenc, Clarinet Trio in E Flat Op.44 with Naomi Butterworth (cello) and Diana Ambache (piano): BBCMM45 (1995)
  • W A Mozart Sinfonia concertante in Eb KV 297b: Novalis 150 0432 (1989)
Andrew Clements, Friday July 2, 2004, The Guardian
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet & Clarinet Trio, Joan Lluna & the Tokyo String Quartet (Harmonia Mundi)
"Most performances of Brahms's Clarinet Quintet relish the work's autumnal qualities and its mood of wistful recollection. But Spanish clarinettist Joan Enric Lluna and the Tokyo Quartet take a different tack, always giving an edge to the serene melodic contours, and deftly touching in details so the music is never allowed to relax into easy nostalgia until the final bars, when Lluna gives the restatement of the opening theme a wonderful sense of resolution."

Reviews

Andrew Clements, Friday July 2, 2004, The Guardian
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet & Clarinet Trio, Joan Lluna & the Tokyo String Quartet (Harmonia Mundi)
"Most performances of Brahms's Clarinet Quintet relish the work's autumnal qualities and its mood of wistful recollection. But Spanish clarinettist Joan Enric Lluna and the Tokyo Quartet take a different tack, always giving an edge to the serene melodic contours, and deftly touching in details so the music is never allowed to relax into easy nostalgia until the final bars, when Lluna gives the restatement of the opening theme a wonderful sense of resolution."
American Record Guide 2002
"...clarinettist Lluna is a miracle of technical brilliance and flowing line, while displaying a concentrated, hefty tone and the good sense to know how to manipulate it in the slower sections. Mr Lluna is first class...the technical aplomb that Lluna tosses it off with is a bit scary and left me not a little breathless. This is a man to watch."
Ivan March, Gramophone, August 2002
"...plays with consummate expertise, appealing timbre, a wide range of dynamics and the nicest lyrical style."
Michelle Dulak, San Francisco Classical Voice, March 2002
"Lluna is an agile player with a distinctively dark, woody sound, unusual and attractive."
Pau Nadal, El Pais, October 200
"...gran soloista, Joan Enric Lluna, tan afortunado en la precisión y el aplomo virtuosista como en la intensa expresividad con que abordó el andante."
Serge Gregory, Répertoire Jul/Aug 2002
"Joan Enric Lluna, beau parleur originaire de Valence, nous donne une leçon d'élégance et de charme..."

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If you require musicians for a concert, recital or to enhance an event,
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