Enrique Pérez Piquer

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"I think the reeds légère have been a great advance for the evolution of the Clarinet’s History. With the reeds légère I can interpret any piece of the solo or orchestral repertoire, with a sound of great quality, fantastic control of the articulation and the intonation. Best of all is the psychological rest of knowing that reed always responds." - Enrique Pérez Piquer

Prize of honor and Honorable Mention in the Superior Conservatories of Valencia and of Madrid.

At 19 he was clarinet soloist of the Madrid Symphony Orchestra (1981-85). He has also been Professor of the Municipal Band of Madrid (1982-85).

Clarinet Soloist of the National Orchestra of Spain since 1985.

He is also professor of the Superior School of Music Reina Sofia of Madrid, since 2008.

-1985: Semifinalist in the International Competition of Clarinet of Toulon (France)

-1988: 1st Prize at the International Clarinet Competition of Reims (France)

-1991: 1º Prize in the Clarinet Competition City of Dos Hermanas

His teachers in Spain have been: Francisco Vidal, José Talens, Vicente Peñarrocha, Lucas Conejero, etc .; And abroad: Guy Deplus, Karl Leister, Michele Zukovsky, Anthony Gigliotti, David Campbell, Thomas Friedli, Hans Deinzer, etc.

He has performed as a soloist with orchestra and symphonic band, recitals with piano, chamber music, master classes, teacher of young orchestras ... in Spain, Europe and South America.

It has the following discography:

-"The work for Clarinet and Piano by Miguel Yuste" (1995 first world recording).

-"Clar i Net" volume 1 (2003) and volume 2 (2006) the work for Clarinet and Piano by Julián Menéndez, both with pianist Aníbal Bañados.

-"Fantasia Española, op.17" by Julian Bautista (1st recording world-2003) with the Sinfonierorchester Concert München conductor Carlos Dominguez Nieto.

-(1988) "Les ritournelles du Chat Abgral" Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra of J. Komives (premiere and 1st world recording) with the National Chamber Orchestra of Toulouse.

 - Finals of the Competition of Composition of the SGAE of Contemporary Music (premieres and first world recordings) 1992-1995-1996-1997-1998-1999-2000.

-"Spanish Songs and Dances" with the Manuel de Falla Clarinet Quartet, with works by Falla, Turina, Albéniz and Granados