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Biography

Born in Villanueva de Castellón (Valencia), Josep Fuster studied at the Superior Conservatories of Valencia and Barcelona with professors V. Romero, J. Talens Sebastià, J. Panyella and J. Tordera.

He is professor of clarinet and chamber music at the Superior School of Music of Catalonia (ESMUC) since the year of its creation, and of the Barcelona and National Symphony Orchestra of Catalonia (OBC) since 1993.

He has been invited in different symphony orchestras (National Orchestra of Spain, New American Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Chamber Orchestra of the Teatre Lliure, Mediterranean Camerata Orchestra, Cadaqués Orchestra, National Chamber Orchestra of Andorra) with concerts tours in Germany, France, Holland, Italy, the United States and Japan.

In the field of camára music, he is co-founder of the groups Harmonia Quintet de Vent, Barcelona 216, Diabolus in Musica, Trio Cervelló, Sahan Pillai, viola, Enrique Bagaria, piano. and Kammart ensemble. His long career in this field has led to the collaboration with numerous renowned groups and performers such as the Glinka Quartet, Quartet Quiroga, Orpheus Quartet, Soloists of Ibercàmera, and the pianists Albert Atenelle, Eulàlia Solé, Xavier Dolç, Angel Puig, Astrid Steinschaden and Dolors Cano, among others. With Isabel Hernández, piano, he has recorded the virtuoso music CDs for clarinet and piano, vol. I, II, III and IV, the two Sonatas by Brahms, and Tribute to Weber and Rossini.

He has recorded, the integral work for clarinet of the composer Jesús Rodríguez Picó, has premiered the Quintet of the Sala de Llevant for clarinet and string quartet, by Xavier Benguerel, Clarinet concertino by Jordi Cervello, Concerto for clarinet "Luces del Alba" Zulema de la Cruz and Fantasia for clarinet, strings and small percussion by Juan Medina, works that have been dedicated to him.

He has made different recordings for Catalunya Música, RNE, Radio France and the Dutch Radio, as well as for the record labels Hyades Arts, Stradivarius, Ediciones Moraleda, Anacrusi Contemporánea, Columna Música and Ars Harmónica. His two recordings of the quintets for clarinet and string quartet by Mozart, Weber, Krommer, Bärmann, Spohr and Reicha with the Glinka Quartet have received the highest consideration from international critics.


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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