The Barcelona Clarinet Players are a quartet of versatile clarinet players with a very wide trajectory and number of published Works. Innovation, fusion, interdisciplinarity and pedagogics are some of the concepts that best define the creative path of this ensemble. Their performances are known by their meticulous chamber work and a curated and energetic staging.

Shortly after its formation, the BCP were invited to participate in the Fifth National Clarinet Congress and the Second European Clarinet Congress held in Madrid in December 2011, and later in festivals such as Festival Otoño Musical Soriano, Fira Tárrega, Fiestas de la Mercè de Barcelona, Sirga Festival of Contemporary Music or Summer Festival of Mao. They have performed at the main Music Halls in Spain such as Auditorio 400 from Madrid, Palau de la Música de Valencia, Auditori de Barcelona or ADDA, and in countries such France, Austria, Belgium, USA or Mexico.

BCP have appeared as soloists with  Lone Star Wind Orchestra, North Texas Wind Symphony, Banda Municipal de Palma, Banda Municipal de Bilbao, Banda Municipal de Barcelona, Banda Sinfónica de las Américas  or OJC Orchestra under Eugene Corporon, Tim Reynish, José Rafael Pascual Vilaplana, Luís Serrano or Óscar Navarro amog others.

BCP have recorded five albums. ‘Toma café’, with music by the great saxophonist Pedro Iturralde, ‘Czernowitzer Skizzen’ with music by Alxander Kukelka, ‘Egloga: New flamenco for clarinets and voice’ with music by Enric Palomar featuring the great cantaor Pere Martinez and ‘Offertorium’, with works by five of the most important composers in Europe or the latest release ‘One for all’, recorded with the Lone Star Wind Orchestra and North Texas Wind Symphony conducted by Eugene Corporon.

Current projects of the BCP includes the premiere of ‘La Trace’ with music by José Manuel López López and the images by the videoartist Pascal Auger and two new recordings: The ‘Black Pool Suite’ by Joan Vidal and a very special album with chamber music by Paquito D’Rivera.


 

Javier Vilaplana

Piccolo clarinet and clarinet

Martí Guasteví

Bassethorn

Alejandro Castillo

Bass clarinet

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