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    Joan  Borràs (Clarinet)

Born in Valencia , Joan Borràs studied in the Conservatoire of Valencia and in the Mozarteum of Salzburg, with scholarships from the Spanish Culture Ministry and the regional government of Valencia . His principal teachers have been J.V.Herrera, A.Prinz, and L.Rossi.

He has been a prizewinner in the Pontarlier International Competition ( France , 1991), and in Paris (1997) in the ‘Pierre Lantier’ International Competition. He worked as principal clarinet in the Valladolid Symphony Orchestra in 1988.  Since then he has participated with numerous ensembles and has played as soloist with the Orchestra of the Academie International of Pontarlier,  the Sinfonietta Académica, the Rioja Symphony Orchestra and the Basque National Orchestra.

He is a member of chamber music groups such as the ‘Jacques Ibert’ Wind quintet, and collaborated with the ‘Cuarteto Clásico’ in quintets of Mozart and Weber.  However it is above all with the ‘B3 Classic’ trio where his chamber music activity is centred, having performed regularly across all Spain , and in France and Great Britain , in prestigious festivals such as Nice or Cheltenham .  His work with contemporary composers have resulted in him giving premieres of works by D.Johnstone, R.Newton, J.García del Valle, MZalba y J.McCabe. He has also given concerts in Switzerland , Austria , Hungary and Belgium .

A musician of solid foundation he is also presently continuing studying musicology.

He has recorded for Spanish National Radio, the London Film Institute,  the Nice International Festival , Spanish television ‘Tele5’, Spanish National TV (TVE)  and the record labels  Aus – Arts and  Arlu Records.

He gives lectures on a wide range of subjects, techniques and musicology of interest to musicians and especially clarinettists.

Joan Borràs is clarinet professor and chamber music coach at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid ( Spain ).