Jose Franch-Ballester


Jose Franch-Ballester
Spanish clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester is in great demand as a soloist and chamber musician since winning a place on the Young Concert Artists roster and soon after, an Avery Fisher Career Grant. He has appeared as concerto soloist with orchestras including the BBC Concert Orchestra in London, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Lincoln Center, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. In Spain, he has performed with the Orquesta de Radio y Television Española, the Orquesta Sinfonica Castellon, the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, and the Orquesta de Valencia. He is the founder of "Jose Franch-Ballester and Friends,” a festival in Moncofa, Franch-Ballester’s hometown, and throughout the Valencia area. Mr. Franch-Ballester has appeared in the U.S. at the Morgan Library in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., La Musica Festival in Florida, the Mainly Mozart Festival in California, Chamber Music Northwest in Oregon, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, the Saratoga Chamber Music Festival, Music from Angel Fire in New Mexico, and Music@Menlo in California. Abroad, he has performed at the Cartagena Festival Internacional de Música in Colombia, the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, and in the Young Concert Artists Festival in Tokyo. Mr. Franch-Ballester is a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Donald Montanaro and Pamela Frank.

(As of June 2014)