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The multi-award-winning Spanish clarinetist José Franch-Ballester is considered one of the finest classical soloists and chamber music artists of his generation. 

He has been hailed for his

“technical wizardry and tireless enthusiasm”



Posted: Aug-15-2015
Latest Recording

Recorded with Camerata Pacifica.

Posted: Sep-9-2014
Latest Acclaim

José Franch-Ballester tossed André Messager's Solo de Concours off with aplomb, playing with a reedy tone and with brilliant technique. He is a natural onstage...he is also a musician of some depth. He gave a poised account of [Brahms' Sonata No. 1 in f minor]...Mr. Franch-Ballester played with technical wizardry and tireless enthusiasm.

— The New York Times
Posted: Apr-10-2014
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Posted: Oct-20-2015