Spanish clarinetist, José Luis Inglés, is a multi-faceted artist with a passion for communicating with his audience. A XXI century musician who loves to challenge and be challenged, José Luis’ repertoire ranges from classical and jazz, to flamenco and improvisation, which he performs in innovative new programmes “bristling with life” (La Opinion de Murcia).
As a classically trained musician, José Luis is a member of the Bern Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of the young and innovative Basel chamber ensemble - Camerata Rhein. He performs regularly as a soloist throughout Europe and in 2021 recorded Jean Françaix’s clarinet concerto with the Basel Symphony Orchestra under conductor Anu Tali.
With a passion for diversity, José Luis is continually creating new programmes. Most recently he played at the Cartagena Jazz Festival with his own Quartet in a new flamenco jazz fusion show, entitled “Sin Piel” (“Skinless”) and in February 2022 gave the European premiere of film composer, Oscar Navarro’s new score, “Leyendas” (“Legends”). Together with percussionist, Alejandro Solano, he has performed his own jazz-improvised version of Ravel’s “Bolero” and a flamenco fantasy inspired by Almoraima, a farm and popular pilgrimage destination close to Algerciras, hometown of the legendary Paco de Lucia.
Born in Spain’s historical port city of Cartagena in 1994, José Luis Inglés studied clarinet at the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya (ESMUC) in Barcelona with Josep Fuster and at the Basel Music Academy with François Benda. He is a laureate of the Orpheus Competition in Switzerland (First Prize), the Concours National d’Exécution Musicale Riddes (Second Prize), the North International Competition Stockholm (First Prize) and the BOG Stiftung Competition in Switzerland (Second Prize).
José Luis performs on clarinets crafted by Schwenk & Seggelke.