Products Used

Biography

A student of Corrado Giuffredi, Iván Villar Sanz is a versatile clarinet player. He started his musical studies at the age of eight with Mr. Manuel Mefre at the Professional Conservatory “Andrés Segovia” of Linares, Spain, and he obtained his bachelor of music degree in interpretation–clarinet in 2015 at the Superior Conservatory “Manuel Castillo” of Seville, under the guide of Mr. Javier Trigos. He has served as a clarinet player in the Orchestra dell’Opera Italiana of Parma (Italy) since October, 2015.

He has also studied with important clarinettists including José Franch-Ballester, Andreas Sundén, Fabrizio Meloni, César Martín, Daniel Gilbert, Antonio Salguero, Justo Sanz, Nicholas Cox, Julian Farell, and Carlos Gil.

Iván has performed in Italian locations including Theatre Luciano Pavarotti (Modena), Theatre Pergolesi (Jesi), Theatre Regio (Parma), Theatre Girolamo Magnani (Fidenza), and Theatre Municipal (Piacenza), and in France at Atelier of Man d’Or of Paris, in Switzerland at LAC Theatre and Auditorium “Stelio Molo” of RSI (Lugano), in Tunisia at the Amphitheatre of El Jem, and in Spain at Palau de la Música (Valencia), Theatre Cervantes and Casa-Museo “Andrés Segovia” (Linares), Gran Teatro (Manzanares), Hospital de Santiago (Úbeda), Theatre Coliseo (Villacarrillo), Auditorium Edgar Neville (Málaga), and Theatre Infanta Leonor and Theatre Darymelia (Jaén).

Iván regularly collaborates with orchestras such as Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland), Orchestra Cantiere of Art of Reggio Emilia, Philharmonic Orchestra of Terre Verdiane (Italy), and with youth orchestras including Symphony Orchestras of Superior Conservatories of Jaén and Seville, Youth Orchestra of Málaga, and Youth Orchestra of Andalusia.

Currently, he is a clarinet (B and E) player in the ONCI (National Orchestra of the Italian Conservatories) and in the Italian Clarinet Consort Ensemble. He has accompanied renowned opera artists such as Leo Nucci, Carlos Almaguer, Anna Pirozzi e Dimitra Theodossiou and he has been under the baton of some conductors as Vladimir Ashkenazi, John Axelrod, Pablo González, Matteo Pagliari, Dennis Russell Davies, Aldo Sisillo, Valerio Galli, Ángel Luis Pérez Garrido, Sebastiano Rolli, Jordi Mora, Valeriano Chiaravalle, Abel Moreno, Enrique Blasco and others.

Iván has taught at The Musical Academy of Linares, and has delivered masterclasses and specialist courses such as the III Course “Ciudad del agua” of Marmolejo, “Talleres de Clarinete Ciudad de Bailén,” and “Encuentro de Clarinete 2017” at the C.P.M. “Andrés Segovia” of Linares, in Spain.



Products Used

Fit and Sizing

Barrels

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha, and most other brands
Standard Plus As above, larger bore for more free blowing feel

Selmer Paris

Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

Yamaha CSG

Yamaha CSG I, II and III

 

Bells

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha (including CSG), and most other brands
Selmer Paris Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
R Hard Rod Rubber Close Short M13/15
G Hard Rod Rubber Medium Medium 5RV/M30/BD5
H Hard Rod Rubber Open Long B40/B45
CG Proprietary Synthetic Open Long BD4/B40
Z Hard Rod Rubber Extreme Open Long BD7

Vocalise Bass Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
CG
Proprietary Synthetic Open Long B46/B50

Alpha Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
Bb Plastic Medium Medium 5RV Lyre
Bass Plastic Medium Medium 5RV Lyre