Joan Borràs (Clarinet)
, 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
. His principal teachers have been J.V.Herrera, A.Prinz, and L.Rossi.
has been a prizewinner in the Pontarlier International Competition (
, 1991), and in
(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.
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
, and in
, in prestigious festivals such as Nice or
. 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
musician of solid foundation he is also presently continuing studying musicology.
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.
gives lectures on a wide range of subjects, techniques and musicology of interest
to musicians and especially clarinettists.
Borràs is clarinet professor and chamber music coach at the Real Conservatorio
Superior de Música de Madrid (