Joan Enric Lluna is a multi-talented musician who combines his work as a clarinettist with orchestral conducting and teaching.
As a soloist Joan has performed and recorded the clarinet concerto repertoire, and many composers have written new concertos for him, including Sir John Tavener, Joan Guinjoan, César Cano and Sánchez Verdú. Among his recordings are Mozart’s clarinet concerto with Sir Neville Marriner (Trito) and with Antony Pay (Cala). His interest in recovering and promoting Spanish clarinet music has produced five recordings for Harmonia Mundi and Clarinet Classics.
Joan has performed as a conductor-soloist with orchestras such as the Manchester Camerata, Pablo Sarasate Orchestra of Pamplona, Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra and Kensington Chamber Orchestra. He has also conducted the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Orchestra. He is very committed to chamber music and collaborate with first class international artists.
Joan was appointed in 2006 by Lorin Maazel as 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 the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London Mozart Players, London Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, etc. He was a co-founder of the Cadaqués Orchestra, where he remains principal clarinet.
Joan teaches clarinet and chamber music at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona and Trinity College of Music in London. He is regularly invited to give master classes and recitals in major music centres such as the Royal College and Royal Academy in London and Royal Scottish Academy of Music in Glasgow.