Former clarinet and chamber music teacher at the Barenboim-Said Foundation, Simón Ibáñez is currently Clarinet Professor at the “Wiener Musikakademie”.
He has performed in halls such as Barbican Hall, Royal Albert Hall , Royal Festival Hall , “Palau de la Música Catalana ”, “Gran Teatre del Liceu “, “Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia” “Altes Rathaus”…, with conductors like Sir Colin Davies, Valery Gerguiev, Vladimir Azkenazhy, Diego Mason, Adrian Leaper or Boris Perrenoud.
Mr. Ibañez has been featured as a soloist with orchestras like Budweis Philharmonic, Tallin International Youth Orchestra, Guatemala National Youth Orchestra or Rafael Bunyol Philarmonic Orchestra between others. He has obtained good critics in England and Switzerland, he was first prize at the Ivan Sutton Competition in London.
He had play regularly recitals in Cities like London, Liverpool, Vienna, Venice, Barcelona, Rammallah, Brussels or Valencia . Soon he will made his presentation tour in South America and Asia with concerts and masterclasses.
Simón studied at “Conservatorio Superior de Música del Liceo (Barcelona) and completed his BMus(Hons) qualification with Professor Isaac Rodriguez. Later he was accepted at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama of London to study the “Artist-Masters Orchestral Training” with the London Symphony Players and Professor Julian Farrel.
He has taken part in masterclasses with Andrew Marriner, Michel Lethiec, François Benda, Roman Guyot, Mark Nuccio, Calogero Palermo, Valdemar Rodriguez, Ronald Spaendock or Harry Mäki.
Simón is also Artistic Director at the “La Vilavella International Masterclass” (Spain) with resident musicians like David Rejano (principal trombonist at “Los Angeles Philharmonic”), Wolfgang Vladar (hornist at the “Wiener Philalharmoniker) or Julio Lopez (violist at the “Münchener Philharmoniker”). He will record his first CD under IPA (International Promoting of Arts) in Vienna during the next Spring.
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