Manuel Martínez
SIb Clarinet

Born in 1982 in Villar del Arzobispo (Valencia), at the age of 6 he began clarinet studies with his father at the Santa Cecilia Musical Union school in his hometown. He studied the medium grade of this instrument at the Llíria Conservatory with Salvador Marí, finishing with the highest marks and expanding his training with José Miguel Martínez Falomir, solo clarinet of the Municipal Band of Valencia. In 2006 he graduated, with Honor Roll, in clarinet interpretation in Rafael Albert and José Cerveró's classes at the "Joaquín Rodrigo" Superior Conservatory of Valencia.

After having attended advanced classes for several years with Vicente Alberola - solo clarinet of the Mahler Chamber Orhcestra and Les Dissonances and international concert player - he took, in 2008, a postgraduate course at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Professor Alois Brandhofer (ex- solo clarinet of the Berliner Philharmoniker). Also noteworthy is his active participation in various international courses, such as the one taught by Carles Riera (specialist in historical clarinets), that of the members of the “Vienna Clarinet Connection” and that of the “Blair School of Music” in Nashville (EE. .UU).

As an orchestral musician he was, for five years, solo clarinet of the Young Orchestra of the Generalitat Valenciana. In 2005 he joined -also as solo clarinet- in the “Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra”, where he remained until 2010, acquiring great artistic experience and performing concerts in Spain, China, Austria, Germany, Holland, Canada, among other countries. with performances in prestigious venues such as the Berlin Philharmonic or the Vienna Konzerthaus. In these orchestras he has worked with such outstanding teachers as Joan Enric Lluna, Enrique Pérez, Miguel Espejo among others. Also noteworthy are his collaborations with the Valencia Municipal Orchestra, the Stuttgart-based SWR Symphony Orchestra, Les Dissonances', the Diaghilev Festival Orchestra (Russia)
  and  "MusicAeterna" - directed by Teodor Currentzis - with whom he collaborates and makes recordings regularly. In addition, he was invited to the Berlin Philharmonic's piccolo clarinet auditions.

 

Great passionate about chamber music, he has been part of “The World Orchestra Wind Quintet”, Quinteto Aridane and has collaborated several times with “The World Orchestra String Quartet”

Since 2009 he resides in Barcelona where he develops his artistic activity as a clarinetist in the Barcelona Municipal Band and a member of the groups “Barcelona Reed Quintet” and “Barcelona Clarinet Players”.

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