Biography of Lluna Joan Enric:
More than virtuosism...Lluna showed that his technique has impeccably evolved and also his ability to make the audience enjoy" EL PAÍS
"Excepcionally elegant" DAILY TELEGRAPH
"Unusually brilliant musicality, control of articulation and sound unrivalled" SCOTSMANN
Joan is one of the most internationally active Spanish musicians of his generation. After being awarded in 1987 1st prize at the Jeunesses Musicales and Royal Tunbridge Wells (UK) International Competitions, he made his débuts at London’s Wigmore Hall, BBC-Radio 3 and Madrid’s Teatro Real, that launched him on an international career. He has appeared as a soloist at the major London Halls, International Festivals such as Dubrovnik, Paris, Bath, Perth, Santander, Peralada, or London Spanish Festival, and all the major halls in his native country. He has toured intensively in Europe, as well as America and Asia in recital or concerto performances with orchestras such as the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Cadaqués Orchestra, Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, etc, with conductors like Rozhdestvensky, Entremont, Marriner, Zolman, Polianichko, Ros-Marbà and Noseda, among others, and groups like the Lindsay, Alexander, Endelion and Sine Nomine String Quartets, the Nash Ensemble and pianist Artur Pizarro.
Joan Enric was born in Valencia (Spain), where he studied Music and Philosophy. He later studied at the Antwerp Conservatory with W. Boeykens and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama of London with Antony Pay. He was a founder member of the Spanish National Youth Orchestra and, along with other outstanding Spanish musicians he founded tha Cadaqués Orchestra where he is principal clarinet. Joan is also principal clarinet in the Bournemouth Sinfonietta. As an orchestral musician he is principal guest in orchestras such as the Philharmonia, London Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, Scottish Chamber Orchestra or City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, having played under batons like Gergiev, Harnoncourt, Abbado, Haitink, Spivakov or Marriner.
His discography includes Mozart’s Concerto K622 and Quintet K581 with the English Chamber Orchestra, Antony Pay conducting and the Brodsky Quartet (Cala-United Records); the Sinfonia Concertante K279b with the same orchestra and Leopold Hager (Novalis) and Brahm’s Quintet op. 115 with the Alexander String Quartet (Foghorn). In Spring 1997 a CD of Spanish clarinet music was released for Clarinet Classics. Forthcoming releases: a CD of clarinet music with pianist Artur Pizarro for Harmonia Mundi. Joan has also recorded for BBC-Radio3, Spanish National Radio-2, Catalunya Radio and Mexican Radio and television.
Joan is also very active in the education field: He currently teches at the Birmingham Conservatoire, he was a teacher at the Guildhall School of Music of London, Junior Department, gives regularly classes in Barcelona and Valencia, and has been invited to give master classes by the California State University, Mexico Autonomous University and Music Conservatory and Royal Academy of Music of London. Joan is also artistic director and conductor of a youth orchestra based in Valencia (Orquestra de l’Horta Nord).