Joan Enric Lluna

Joan Enric Lluna

Clarinet professor

22 - 29 of July

ESMUC of Barcelona


Joan Enric Lluna is a versatile musician who combines his work as a clarinettist with conducting and teaching.

His commitment to chamber music has led him to perform with first class string quartets such as the Alexander, Tokyo, Jerusalem, Brodsky or Sine Nomine, and to share trios with artists like Tasmin Little and Martin Roscoe or Lluís Claret and Josep Colom.

His appearances in the City of London Festival, Festival Classique in The Hague, Chamber Music San Francisco, Konzerthaus Berlin or Madrid Liceo de Cámara have been particularly relevant. Joan has premiered numerous chamber works by composers such as C. Cano, J. Torres, I. Zebeljan, P. Barker, D. del Puerto or H. Khoury.

In 2005, he founded Moonwinds and he directs since 2009 the International Festival Residències of Chamber Music in Valencia.

As a soloist, Joan has played much of the repertoire for clarinet and has premiered concerts by composers such as Sir John Tavener, C. Cano or J. Guinjoan. It must be mentioned the premiere of Qualia with OCV and Zubin Mehta and Elogio del Horizonte, both written by Sánchez Verdú. Joan premiered this last piece in Madrid with the ONE and Herz-Bedoya, and performed it later on in Munich with the Bayerische Rundfunk, whith great succes.

Among his recordings have to be highlighted the Mozart concert K622, with conductors Sir Neville Marriner (Tritò) and Antony Pay (Cala). He has recorded with the Brodsky, Tokyo and Alexander Quartets, and has 5 CDs devoted to Spanish music for Clarinet Classics and Harmonia Mundi. He has recorded with Moonwinds unknown Divertimenti by Martín y Soler, and Mozart’s Gran Partita and Serenades for winds.

Joan has performed as soloist-conductor with orchestras such as the Orquesta Pablo Sarasate in Pamplona, Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra or Kensington Chamber Orchestra of London. He has also conducted the winds of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the winds of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, etc.

In 2006, Joan was appointed by Lorin Maazel as principal clarinet of the Orchestra CV of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia. Previously he was principal clarinet of the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, as well as principal guest at orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, City of Birmingham or London Mozart Players.

Joan was co-founder of the Orquestra de Cadaqués, in which he is first clarinet.

He is also teacher at the ESMUC, Barcelona; the Trinity College of Music in London; and is regularly invited to give masterclasses and recitals in major musical institutions such as California State University, Royal College and Royal Academy of London or the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in Glasgow.