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Luis Claret

Lluís Claret is one of the founders of the school. Born in the Principality of Andorra to exiled Catalan parents, he began his musical studies there inspired by the figure of his godfather, Pau Casals.

The family later settled in Barcelona where he studied at the Conservatory of the Liceu. For many years he received lessons from Enric Casals, Pau's brother, who despite not being a cellist would be his main mentor and musical father. His meetings with Radu Aldulescu, György Sebök, Eva Janzer, Maurice Gendron and Bernard Greenhouse have also deeply marked his personality.

First Prize in the Pau Casals and Mstislav Rostropovitch competitions, his career is projected around the world, as a soloist and as a great lover of chamber music (founder of the Trio de Barcelona, member of the Berlin Trio, duo with Josep Maria Colom).

His interest in the music of his time led him to collaborate with great composers such as Pierre Boulez, Witold Lutoslawki, Krsystof Penderecki, Joan Guinjoan, Salvador Brotons, Tomás Garrido and Agustí Charles among others.

His deep pedagogic vocation allowed him to be a teacher for more than 20 years at the Conservatory of Toulouse in Llenguadoc and 10 years at the Conservatory of Victories of the Angels in Sant Cugat del Vallès, as well as in a long period as a teacher at the School of Música de Barcelona, of which he was co-founder. He regularly gives master classes in Europe, America and Asia.


He is currently a professor at the Liceu Superior Conservatory in Barcelona and the New England Conservatory in Boston. He also teaches an annual master's course at the VIU (Valencia International University) and the Talent Music Masters Academy in Brescia (Italy). His instrument is a Nicolas Lupot (Paris 1820)

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