Joan Enric Lluna
Professional staff - Clarinet
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444
Area of WorkWind, Brass & Percussion Department
Joan Enric Lluna is a multi-talented musician who combines his work as a clarinettist with orchestral conducting and teaching. His commitment to chamber music has taken him to perform regularly with string ensembles such as the Alexander Quartet, the Tokyo Quartet, the Brodsky Quartet and the Jerusalem Quartet. He has played as part of a trio with Lluís Claret and Josep María Colom and has collaborated with first class international artists. His appearances at the City of London Festival, Festival Classique in The Hague, San Francisco Chamber Music series, Berlin’s Konzerthaus and the Liceo de Cámara in Madrid have been particularly notable. Joan has premiered and commissioned a number of chamber works by composers like César Cano, J. Torres, I. Žebeljan, P. Barker, D. del Puerto and H. Khoury, among others. In 2005 Joan formed Moonwinds, and since 2009, he has directed the international festival Residències de Música de Cambra in Godella, Valencia (Spain).
Joan teaches clarinet and chamber music at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona and Trinity Laban in London. He is regularly invited to give master classes and recitals in major Music centres such as California State University, Royal College and Royal Academy in London or Royal Scottish Academy of Music in Glasgow.
As a soloist Joan has performed and recorded the clarinet concerto repertoire, and many composers have written new concertos for him, among them Sir John Tavener, Joan Guinjoan or César Cano. His premieres of Qualia with the OCV and Zubin Metha and Elogio del horizonte, both by Sánchez Verdú were greatly acclaimed both in Madrid and Munich with the Bayerische Rundfunk.
Among his recordings are Mozart’s clarinet concerto with Sir Neville Marriner (Trito) and with Antony Pay (Cala). He has recorded also with the Tokyo, Bordsky and the Alexander String Quartets. His interest in recovering and promoting Spanish music has produced 5 recordings, for Harmonia Mundi and Clarinet Classics. With Moonwinds Joan has recorded unknown divertimenti by Martin y Soler, as well as Mozart’s Gran Partita and wind Serenades. Most recently two new recordings appeared in the market, both with the Alexander String Quartet: In Friendship (Brahms and Cano quintets) and Gershwin & Kern transcriptions (Foghrn Classics).
Joan has performed as a conductor-soloist with orchestras such Pablo Sarasate Orchestra of Pamplona, Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra or Kensington Chamber Orchestra both in London. He also conducted the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Orchestra.
Joan was appointed in 2006 by Lorin Maazel principal clarinet of the Orquestra CV del Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia. He was previously a member of the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, and principal guest in orchestras such as Royal Philharmonic, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London Mozart Players, London Symphony, City of Birmingham, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, etc. He was a co-founder of the Cadaqués Orchestra, where he remains principal clarinet.