Joan Enric Lluna divides his time between his work as a clarinettist and as an orchestral conductor. As a conductor and soloist-conductor, Lluna has led orchestras such as the Lucerne Festival Strings, Manchester Camerata, Orquesta de la Comunitat Valenciana of the Palau de les Arts, Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra, Kensington Chamber Orchestra, Orquesta de Valencia, Real Filharmonía de Galicia and Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga. He has also conducted the woodwind section of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra among other European orchestras. He is shortly to conduct the concerts marking the 30th anniversary of the Orquesta de Cadaqués. As a soloist he has performed on all the major European stages, under conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Gianandrea Noseda, Juanjo Mena and Neville Marriner; in chamber groups such as the Brodsky, Tokio and Alexander string quartets; and with soloists such as Lluís Claret, Tasmin Little and Josep Colom. He is the principal clarinet with the Orquesta de la Comunitat Valenciana - the flagship orchestra of the Palau de las Artes Reina Sofía - from which he was selected by Lorin Maazel to assume this responsibility. He is also the principal clarinet of the Orquesta de Cadaqués, which he co-founded. He was principal clarinet with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta from 1996 to 1999, and has played as principal guest clarinet with orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Lluna is both the conductor of, and the driving force behind, the Moonwinds chamber group, made up of woodwind players representing some of the world’s top musicians. Since 2009 he has directed the international “Residencias de Música de Cámara” chamber-music festival in Godella, Valencia. Lluna has performed much of the repertoire for solo clarinet and premièred concertos by composers such as Sir John Tavener, J. Guinjoan, César Cano, Jesús Torres, Paul Barker and Sánchez Verdú. In the course of his career he has performed numerous chamber-music works by composers including J. Torres, I. Zebeljan, P. Barker, D. Del Puerto and H. Khoury. He has recently premièred concertos by Isidora Zebeljan and Jesús Torres written to be led by a conductor-soloist. Future projects include the forthcoming release of the CD dedicated to Salvador Bacarisse by Moonwinds, the recording of “Jazz Impact” dedicated to Leonard Bernstein and Benny Goodman, and the first recording of the chamber-music works of Benet Casablancas on the Naxos label with the Moonwinds Ensemble. Highlights of his discography include two recordings of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto K622, conducted respectively by Sir Neville Marriner (Tritó) and Anthony Pay (Cala Records). He has also recorded with the Brodsky, Tokio and Alexander string quartets, and has five CDs of Spanish music to his name, published by Harmonía Mundi and Clarinet Classics. The last of these is dedicated to the musicians exiled during the Spanish Civil War (Tritó, 2015). With Moonwinds he has recorded Mozart’s Gran Partita and woodwind Serenades, as well as Una cosa rara, a CD of Martín y Soler’s previously unrecorded divertimenti.