"Estellés conducted really successfully in every way. He showed his elegance, mastery of euphonic space, an anticipated upbeat pulse, the expression in his left hand, attention to detail at the entrances and a natural rhythm with the baton..." [EL MUNDO]
"His sound, his technical easiness, his sense of tempo and his way of understanding melody are a pure wonder." [ABC]
MSKN MasterEnsemble is a versatile orchestral formation in which the Master in Music Performance students obtain a high-level professional training, focusing above all on the repertoire that ranges from the 20th century classics to the première of new works.
José Luis Estellés is programming and conducting this 2021*22 three programs.
‘Fin du Temps’, the CD featuring Takemitsu’s ‘Quatrain II’ and Messiaen’s ‘Quatuor pour la fin du Temps’ stands amongst the best recordings in 2021, according to the prestigious magazine Scherzo.
MSKN MasterEnsemble is the new versatile orchestral formation in which the Master in Music Performance students obtain a high-level professional training, focusing above all on the repertoire that ranges from the 20th century classics to the première of new works.
José Luis Estellés is conducting this 2020/21 three programs.
The full program brings together a world première by the talented composer Mikel Iturregi, the ever-modern masterpiece for ensemble by Varese – Octandre-, next to the central European avant-garde music of Cerha and Rihm plus to icons of our musical tradition: Mahler’s “Titan” and Hans Zender’s Schuberts “Winterreise”.
José Luis Estellés performs six pieces for solo clarinet written by female composers.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of contemporary music at the Centro Guerrero in Granada
The concert title – Between Elektra and Salome – is inspired by two Jordi Teixidor paintings, in exhibited in this special venue.
The Ensems Festival “Hibridations” is officially announced for September, after the lock down cancellation.
José Luis Estellés to première three works with the JORVAL
The workshop and concert scheduled for May 9-10, has been postponed to 18-19 in September. The three pieces in the program were selected out of an international call for young composers.
2020, the year of COVID-19
After some very difficult times all around the world, live music arises again at the festivals and venues that have had the means and gathered the courage to allow people’s healing through the ‘art of sounds’ enjoyment. This is the repertoire that José Luis Estellés performs during months of June, July and August.
I Clarinet Competition “Orihuela online”
Online contest for young clarinet players, organized by the A.C.A.M.D.O. association. José Luis Estellés is president of the competition jury, together with clarinetists José Franch Ballester, Nuno Pinto and Rafael Albert. Read More
Label Ibs classical to release latest José Luis Estellés’s recording, Fin du Temps
Toru Takemitsu & Olivier Messiaen
José Luis Estellés has recorded the 20th century’s masterpiece for this instrumental combination, the “Quartet for the End of Time” by Olivier Messiaen, in musical partnership with Aitzol Iturriagagoitia (violin), David Apellániz (cello) and Alberto Rosado (piano). Together with the Quatuor, this CD includes iconic Quatrain II by Toru Takemitsu.
José Luis Estellés in AIMS – Academia Internacional de Música de Solsona
The Wind Academy, 14th – 21th of August, 2022
AIMS stands for Academia Internacional de Música de Solsona. Creating great music starts by nurturing young musicians, so the AIMS Academy invites and brings talented young music students together from around the world, and provides private and group mentoring with highly renowned music professors from well-known institutions. José Luis Estellés is the Artistic Director of the International Wind Academy.
José Luis has been a Musikene professor since its creation in 2001. You can study with him both Bachelor in Musical Performance and Master in Musical Performance (Clarinet). José Luis is also a professor of Chamber Music and Ensemble in Master studies, conducting the Musikene Master Ensemble.