Buffet Clarinet week

– La Vilavella – Spain –  July 15th to 21th, 2024


Simón Ibáñez

Professor of clarinet at the Barenboim-Said Foundation Center from 2013 to 2016, Simón Ibáñez is currently Professor of clarinet and chamber music at the Wiener Musikakademie.

He has played in concert halls such as “El Palau de Música Catalana”, “El Gran Teatre del Liceu”, the “Barbican Hall”, the “Royal Festival Hall” the “Royal Albert Hall” or the “Wie-ner Altes Rathaus”. Under the baton of conductors such as Sir Collin Davies, Valery Ger-guiev, Diego Mason, Adrian Leaper or Vladimir Azkenazhy.

Simon has recently appeared as soloist with orchestras such as the “Budweis Phi-larmonic Orchestra”, the “Tallinn International Youth Orchestra”, the “Orquesta Sinfónica Germinans” or the “Joven Orquesta Nacional de Guatemala” among others. He has received good reviews in England and Switzerland, being first prize in the “Ivan Sutton Music Competition” in London.
He regularly performs recitals in cities such as London, Vienna, Liverpool, Venice, Barcelona, Bologna and Gothenburg. He will soon make a tour of recitals and masterclasses in Latin America.

Ibáñez studied at the Conservatorio Superior de Música del Liceo in Barcelona with Professor Isaac Rodríguez. He was later accepted at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama of London for Artist Master-Orchestral Training with Professor Julian Farrel and members of the London Symphony Orchestra.

He has received advice from clarinetists such as Andrew Marriner, Michel Lethiec, François Benda, Roman Guyot, Mark Nuccio, Valdemar Rodriguez, or Harry Mäki among others.

Simón is Artistic Director of “Classical Music La Vilavella” with resident musicians such as trombonist David Rejano (soloist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra), trombonist Wolfgang Vladar (member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) or violist Julio Lopez (member of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra) among others.

Simón will record his first CD with the IPA (International promoting of Arts) label in Vienna next spring.