Jordi Juan-PerezJordi Juan-Perez | Southbank Sinfonia
Clarinet

Born in Valencia, Jordi studied at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica, Valencia, before moving to Hannover to complete his Master’s at the University for Music, Drama and Media.

Alongside his studies, Jordi has performed with numerous orchestras, including the Philharmonie Der Nationen, Norddeutsches Symphonie Orchester and Jungen Philharmonischen Orchester Niedersachen. As a soloist, Jordi performed Weber’s First Concerto for Clarinet with the Kammerorchester Lehrte, and in 2014, trained at the Penderecki Musik Akademie in Krakow.

Jordi is a member of the Mussica Assoluta Ensemble in Hannover which, alongside its varied performance programme runs Future Now!, a project with schools promoting gifted young soloists.

A keen chamber musician, Jordi has won numerous awards including at the Chamber Music Competition ‘Acordes’ in Madrid and the National Chamber Music Competition held in Burriana.

Q&A

What do you love about classical music?
For me, classical music is like a journey. Once a piece starts, you can’t stop travelling until reaching a destination; but you never quite know where that will be.

What’s on your playlist right now?
My classical music includes masters of the clarinet like Sharon Kam and Martin Fröst, then symphonic repertoire by Brahms and Ravel. I also like listening to klezmer and jazz – particularly David Krakauer, Winton Marsallis and Willie Nelson.

I like to hear different styles of music as I believe when the musicians are good – no matter the genre – it’s a great way to get inspired.

 

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