José Serrano Campos

José Serrano Campos

Born in Madrid, Spain, in 1999. Since 2018, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Clarinet Chair with Pascal Moraguès, after having studied with Michel Arrignon. He has been granted scholarships by Consejería de Educación, Universidades y Ciencia de la Comunidad de Madrid and Fundación Albéniz. He plays a Buffet Crampon clarinet loaned by the latter. Her Majesty Queen Sofía handed him the Diploma to the most outstanding student of his chair in the 2018-2019 and 2020-2021 academic years.

He started his music education at the age of eight in Valdemoro (Madrid) specialising in cello, but a few years later he showed a greater interest for clarinet. From 2011 to 2014 he attended classes by José Luis Ripoll at the Valdemoro School of Music and performed as soloist three times along with the city’s music band. He has been awarded at the 4th Competition of the Portuguese Clarinet Association in Porto (2018).

As a student of the School, he has attended groups with piano masterclasses by Ralf Gothóni and during the Santander Music and Academy Encounter by François Benda, as well as Joan Enric Lluna. He has also been a member of the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Péter Eötvös and Pablo González, and that of the Sinfonietta under the baton of Jorge Rotter and Baldur Brönnimann. In 2021 he participated in the 30th anniversary tour of the School with the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, with whom he performed at Madrid's Teatro Real, at Bratislava's Reduta Hall, at Budapest's Liszt Ferenc Academy and at Vienna's Musikverein. He has been part of the Bozza Quartet, the EY Ricercata Quintet, the Strauss Trio, and the Fundación Mutua Madrileña and Gounod ensembles, and he is currently a member of the Ambage Ensemble, as well as the Zéphyros Quintet and Sextet.