"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 prodigy." [ABC]
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.
José Luis Estellés in AIMS – Academia Internacional de Música de Solsona
The Wind Academy, 14th – 20th of August, 2023
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.Read More
José Luis Estellés takes over this year’s FIM València clarinet masterclasses, and will conduct the FIM Orchestra.
The Valencia International Music Festival (FIM2024) will take place at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de València “Joaquín Rodrigo”, 16th-20th of July, 2024.
│FIMValencia 2024 is directed to professional musicians and music students in advanced courses, born in 2009 or before and with at least 7 years of musical studies.
Registration starts April 1st at 10:00
Label Ibs classical to release latest José Luis Estellés’s recording, Jesús Torres Piano Duos
Jesús Torres Fantasía for clarinet and piano
José Luis Estellés has participated alongside with pianist Alberto Rosado and other prominent Spanish soloists (Clara Andrada, Robert Silla, Miquel Bernat, David Apellániz, María Zubimendi) in the recording of all duos by the outstanding composer Jesús Torres.
José Luis Estellés has been a champion of Jesús Torres’s much esteemed music, conducting, commissioning, premiering and recording several of his pieces.
This Ibs Classical CD is Estellés’s 4th collaboration with the label, and there will be more releases soon.
José Luis Estellés featured in the book “”55 glances at essential musicians of the 21st century”, a photographic and musical essay on personalities of the Spanish music scene published by the photographer Carlos Díaz de la Fuente.
José Luis Estellés is programming and conducting this 2023*24 three programs.
José Luis Estellés in Música a l’estiu (Xàbia) – 2023
The 37th International Woodwinds Summer Course, 24th – 30th of July, 2023
To say Xàbia in summer is to say music. In its 37th edition, students of woodwind instruments gather in this pleasant coastal town to enjoy an intense advanced course with a unique teaching staff.
José Luis Estellés is conducting HfMT-Köln Standort Aachen Symphony Orchestra and soloists in two concerts (Würselen and Krönungssaal, Aachen). Works by Ravel, Mozart and Brahms.
‘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.
Works by Takemitsu and Messiaen.
GRANADA, MANUEL DE FALLA AUDITORIUM
José Antonio Cantón│Scherzo Magazine│January 2021
[…] The performance of this instrumental quartet must be considered as a true artistic event… José Luis Estellés entered fully into action in the Abîme des oiseaux, suspending the sound of his clarinet in space… thus achieving one of the most astonishing moments of the concert, which left a feeling of total dissolution of time, all seasoned by the appearance of intervals that curiously pointed to some modulations of the overwhelming melopea of the third act of Tristan invented by Wagner for the English horn.
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.
Fin du temps. Works by Takemitsu and Messiaen. CD IBS Classical
RECORDING OF THE MONTH
Marc Rochester│MusicWeb-International│September 2020
[…] This is not only a recorded performance of the Quatuor pour la fin du Temps which I would recommend unreservedly, but the one which I would suggest stands as about the best currently available on CD… This is extraordinarily special music-making from all four players, and the result is a performance of rare potency.
Fin du temps. Obras de Messiaen y Takemitsu. CD IBS Classical
DISCO RECOMENDADO DEL MES
Santi Riu Solé│Revista Segarra│Septiembre 2020
[…] Los intérpretes muestran un trabajo lleno de transparencia, equilibrio de voces y cohesión. Podemos destacar momentos de gran belleza como el solo de clarinete que ofrece José Luís Estellés con un fiato y un sonido siempre sensual -Abime des Oiseaux -con unos crescendos que no parecen tener fin- y que son servidos con verdadera poesía.