Artist Bio

Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet

Multiple award–winning Spanish clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester (FrAHnk Bai-yess-TAIR) has performed to great acclaim in venues across the United States and abroad. He appears regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, serves as Principal Clarinet of California’s Camerata Pacifica, and founded Jose Franch-Ballester i amics (and friends), an organization that presents concerts in his native Valencia, Spain. Franch-Ballester has commissioned, premiered, and performed works by numerous contemporary composers. Also a dedicated music educator, he serves as Assistant Professor of Clarinet and Chamber Music at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Jose Franch-Ballester is represented in the Americas by Sciolino Artist Management, www.samnyc.us.