Clarisur Canena 2024

From 23th to 28th of July


Welcome to the 10th edition of CLARISUR CANENA 2024, a clarinet meeting which will take place from July 23 to 28, 2024.

The origin of this meeting began in 2014 with only a dozen of participants and that ten years later, almost 300 national and international students and 12 teachers of recognized prestige have been part of our event , becoming a benchmark in summer clarinet courses, not only for the number of attendees, but also for the personalized treatment and pedagogy that we try to promote as fundamental principles of the event.

Each edition we add approaches, activities and teaching staff that enrich the student's experience, which is the true objective of the course, to offer tools for their academic-professional future, but always from individual attention, without forgetting the magnificent location that we serve as a framework, Balneario San Andrés and the beautiful village of Canena, gateway to the World Heritage Cities of Úbeda and Baeza.

All this means that CLARISUR has become more than just a course.

Come see what we have prepared.



Lessons will take place in:

● Picasso Street Nº1
● Adults School, Concepción Arenal Street
● Municipal Auditorium, Estación Street
● Nuestra Sra. de los Remedios School (to confirm)

and Concerts

● Morning schedule for lessons and clarinet ensemble 9.30-14.00 (indicative)

● Afternoon schedule for lessons 17:30-20:30 (indicative)

A concert will take place on 27th of July 2024 at 10 p.m in Canena village, with all repertoire worked in chamber and ensemble.


Registration gives right to 5 lessons:
● 2 lessons with Josep Fuster
● 2 lessons with Manuel Jódar
● 1 Masterclass to choose between guest teachers:
- Cristo Barrios
- José Luis Estellés
- Not confirmed until 28 students


Students will have to mark an order of preference* to receive the Masterclasses in such a way that they will be awarded in strict order of enrollment, until the schedule of the requested teachers is completed. In the case of greater attendance, more hours will be enabled for these teachers or more teaching staff will be offered to those who exceed the limit of students (28).

*Examples to complete the registration form:
1st Jose Luis Estellés, 2nd Cristo Barrios
1st Cristo Barrios, 2nd José Luís Estellés


28 is established as the maximum number of students subject to the class guidelines of the previous section. These will be established in strict order of enrollment.

If enrollment exceeds this number, the guidelines for classes and assigned teachers will be determined between the organization and the student based on the availability of resident and guest teachers for the masterclasses and an alternative proposal will be offered to the student who may accept or reject ( in the latter case, refunding the amount paid).



Josep Fuster

Profesor de clarinete y música de cámara en la ESMUC y la OBC

Born in Villanueva de Castellón (Valencia), he studied at the Higher Conservatories of Valencia and Barcelona with professors V. Romero, J. Talens Sebastià, J. Panyella and J.Tordera.
He has been a professor of clarinet and chamber music at the Higher 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, Gran Teatro del Liceo Symphony Orchestra, Teatre Lliure Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Mediterránea Orchestra, Cadaqués Orchestra, National Chamber Orchestra of Andorra) Symphony Orchestra from Tenerife, with whom he has participated in concert tours through Germany, France, Holland, Italy, the United States and Japan.
In the field of chamber 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 extensive career in this field has led to collaboration with numerous prestigious groups and performers such as the Glinka Quartet, Quiroga Quartet, Orpheus Quartet, Ibercàmera Soloists, and the pianists Albert Atenelle, Eulàlia Solé, Xavier Dolç, Àngel Puig, Astrid Steinschaden and Dolors Cano, among others. With Isabel Hernández, piano, he has recorded the CDs Música virtuoso for clarinet and piano, vol. I, II, III and IV, the two Brahms Sonatas, and Homage to Weber and Rossini.
He has also recorded the complete work for clarinet by the composer Jesús Rodríguez Picó, he has premiered the Sala de Levante Quintet 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 Radio Holandesa, as well as for the record labels Hyades Arts, Stradivarius, Ediciones Moraleda, Anacrusi Contemporánea, Columna Música and Ars Harmonica. 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.
Josep Fuster is an artist from Backun and BG.

Manuel Jódar

Catedrático del Conservatorio Superior de Málaga

His first steps with the clarinet were with A.Ferrus, Royal Guard Soloist, later completed Degree at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid (RR. CC Superior de Madrid) with Professor Justo Sanz. Later he widened his academic training with José Luis Estellés and finally got the Master in Classical and Contemporary Performance at the "Escola Superior de Música deCatalunya"(ESMUC) with Josep Fuster. He took part in Historic Clarinet Courses with Erich Hoeprich and Carles Riera. Extra musical training includes the Master in Education and New Technologies from the Distance University of Madrid (UDIMA) and C1 in English.He was member of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Spain (OFE), University of Jaen Orchestra (UJA), Youth Orchestra of Andalusia (OJA), Symphony Orchestra of the RR.CC. of Madrid and collaborated intensely for years with the Orquesta de Córdoba and the Camerata Gala, with whom maintains a continuous orchestral activity.In Chamber Music, he was part of Córdoba Wind Quintet, Sun Coast Trio ( Reeds Trio) and collaborated with the Averroes String Quartet, with whom he has performed the repertoire for clarinet and string quartet and Cello and Piano a lot of times. On the other hand He has performed several recitals with piano in Spain,Portugal, Estonia, Bulgaria, Italy, Germany ,Belgium and Sweden together with pianists Juanjo Mudarra and Víctor López. Likewise, the Cordoban composer Santiago Baéz dedicated the work “Purple Pieces” to him for solo clarinet and has premiered several works by composer Rafael Díaz.
As a soloist, he was the winner of the 2nd National Clarinet Award at the " Spanish National Clarinet Competition" held in Cullera (Valencia) and has performed as soloist K622 Mozart Concerto and Op.34 from Carl M. von Weber.Within his recordings, enhance 4th Symphony and Lieder by G. Mahler edited by reknowned lbs Classical label the for Ensemble and Soprano with the Camerata Gala and for Melian Music the BSOs by Roque Baños and the Córdoba Orchestra.
He has been invited as a guest teacher at numerous Conservatories and Youth Orchestras in whole Spain and abroad like Malmö Academy of Music (Sweden), Istituto Musicale Vincenzo Bellini (Catania, Italy),Academy of Dance and Music (Plovdiv, (Bulgaria),Royal Conservatoire (Brussels,Belgium), Carl Maria von Weber Hochschule (Dresden,Germany), Academy of Music and Theater (Tallinn, Estonia), ESMUC (Barcelona, Spain), Clarinet Sur Festival 2016 (Spain) and Clarisur Canena with the sponsorship of Backun Musical Services. He is an Artist of the Backun and Legere Reeds brands and Director of the "Backun Clarinet Spain Contest" .
Currently is an Artist of the Backun and Legere Reeds brands and Director of "Clarisur Canena Festival".He has been part of staff at the Conservatorio Superior de Sevilla and Córdoba and currently holds the Chair of Professor of Clarinet in Conservatorio Superior de Málaga.

José Luís Estellés

Profesor de Musikene San Sebastian

José Luis Estellés develops an extensive artistic activity in which he combines the facets of orchestral director, clarinetist and teacher.
He has performed as a guest soloist with more than thirty orchestras and ensembles, and as a chamber musician in important venues and festivals in the US, Mexico, Japan and throughout Europe. In recent times, his musical collaborations have included string quartets such as the Orpheus, Casals, Enesco, Artis-Wien, Delian, Modigliani, Kuss, Arriaga, Yokohama, Kelemen, Jousia, Arditti and Diotima, and pianists such as Sergey Babayan, Colom , Díaz-Jerez, Donohoe, Drake, Forsberg, Fülei, Garvayo, Gililov, Gothóni, Gutman, Hakkila, Ituarte, Ivaldi, Jokubaviciute, Kanno, Koella, Madzar, Martínez-Mehner, Moretti, Nebolsin, Okazaki, Palko, Perianes, Riera , Rosado, Salvato, Sigfridsson, Tchetuev and Zabaleta.
As a guest soloist, he has performed in collaboration with the conductors Swensen, Andretta, Marcon, Nesterowicz, Encinar, Pons, Colomer, Foss, Griffiths, Kantorow, Mena, Kalmar, Tabachnik, Olives, Martínez, Tchitchinadze and Davin, among others, and with orchestras as diverse as Asturias, Bilbao, Extremadura, Valencia, Granada, Salzburg, Sinfonia Varsovia, Comunidad de Madrid, JONDE, London Solists, BCN 216, I Solisti di Perugia, Britten Sinfonia, etc.
He was founder of ensembles such as Grupo Manon, TAiMAgranada and is currently a member of “Fin du Temps”.
Radio and television stations such as UER, TVE, RNE Radio Clásica, France Musiques, RAI2, RF, ADR, SWR and DR have broadcast their concerts. In addition, his CD recordings as a clarinetist have been published on the Turtle Records, Emergo Classics, Audiovisuals de Sarriá, Anacrusi, Verso, Kairos, Naxos, Komponisten Polyphonie and Ibs Classical labels, obtaining numerous awards in specialized magazines.
José-Luis has also become a prominent interpreter of new music. As a clarinetist, he has premiered clarinet concertos by López López, Zavala and Soutullo, and works by Aracil, Camarero, Dorfman, Nordentoft, García Román, Lara, de Pablo, del Puerto, Rueda, Sánchez Verdú, Sanz-Burguete, Sotelo, Soutullo , Torres, Turina, Casablancas, Eslava, Kortekangas, Santacreu, Urrutia, Vadillo, etc.
As an orchestra conductor, José-Luis Estellés has performed in Spain, England, Belgium, Germany, France, Bulgaria and Mexico, also frequently doing so as a conductor-soloist. He was Artistic Director of TAiMAgranada, and has collaborated with soloists such as Ute Lemper, Mary Carewe, Tenebrae Vocal Soloists, Elisabeth Atherton, Spanish Brass, Trío Arbós, Ana Mª Sánchez and Katharina Rikus, with orchestras such as Musikene, TAiMAgranada, Joven Orquesta Nacional de España , Ensemble Instrumenta Oaxaca, Barcelona 216, Navarra Symphony Orchestra, City of Granada Orchestra, Extremadura Orchestra, Malaga Philharmonic, Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra and London Sinfonietta among others. Currently, José-Luis Estellés directs the MSKN MasterEnsemble.
He has premiered works by the composers Lazkano, Conde, Cruz Guevara, Fernández Guerra, García Román, Garrido, Holt, Kozakura, Lara, Núñez Hierro, Pablo and Sorozábal, and held first auditions in Spain of works by Birtwistle, Lindberg, Gubaidulina, Holt, Werner Henze, Xenakis, Torres-Maldonado, Tansy Davies and Kats-Chernin, among others.
He has recorded the only opera by Pablo Sorozábal, 'Juan José', ('Recording of great historical significance' - CD Compact). Four CDs that include the world's first recordings of works by Guridi, Pablo, Lazkano, Edler and Bordes, as well as works by Mozart, Arriaga and Brahms / Schoenberg. He has also dedicated recordings to the Spanish composers Juan José Colomer (Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Verso-BBVA), and Salvador Bacarisse (Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga, Ibs Classical), awarded with the 'Melómano de oro' by Melómano magazine.
As an orchestral musician, he has been a member of the Principality of Asturias Symphony Orchestra, clarinet soloist of the City of Granada Orchestra from 1991 to 2021 and has also collaborated with other Spanish groups, from England, Belgium and Germany.
José Luis Estellés has regularly given master classes around the world, leaving a transformative mark on several generations of musicians in Spain. He has been a Clarinet Professor at Musikene since its creation in 2001, where he was also its Artistic Director and Director of Orchestral Studies. Since 2021 he has been professor of chamber music at the HfMT in Cologne (Germany). He has also been linked as a teacher to the Sibelius Academy, to Codarts – Rotterdam Conservatorium, to the University of Alcalá de Henares and to the Superior Conservatory of Music of Oviedo. He is invited as a jury in important international competitions, such as the ARD (Munich) and Aeolus (Dusseldorf).

Cristo Barrios

Profesor del Centro Superior Katarina Gurska (Madrid)

‘His tone is not just beautiful but finely graded over the widest dynamic and expressive range.’ (GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE)
Cristo Barrios has developed an illustrious international career as a soloist and chamber musician, combining a classical and romantic repertoire with new creations, along with a particular interest in 20th-century music. In addition, his shows for clarinet, dance and free improvisation make him a versatile and unique performer.
His soloist career has taken him to perform in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, such as Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Palau de la Música in Barcelona, Palau de la Música in Valencia, Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall in London, Konzerthaus in Berlin and Viena, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Carnegie Hall in New York. As a chamber musician he has appeared with the Elias, Minetti, Endellion, Arditti and Brodsky string quartets and with soloists Asier Polo and Maxim Rysanov.
Cristo plays with Quantum Ensemble since 2013, a chamber ensemble of which he is a founding member, and which is distinguished by an ambitious way of programming that combines the contemporary repertoire with works from the last three centuries.
His commitment to contemporary music and to the creation of new works for his instrument have led him to give a number of world premieres, including Gustavo Díaz-Jerez’s Symphonic Poem Ayssuragan with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra conducted by Antoine Marguier, and Nino Díaz’s Second Clarinet Concerto with the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev.
His interest not only in contemporary compositions, but also theoretical issues related to the collaborations between composers and soloists (and pertaining to the disciplines of musicology and philosophy), motivated him to develop an ambitious doctoral research project. This research allowed him to work in depth on some of the key works in the recent repertory for clarinet in direct contact with composers such as Einojuhani Rautavaara, Helmut Lachenmann, Kaija Saariaho and Jörg Widmann. He was awarded a PhD in musicology by the Complutense University in Madrid in 2017.
His recording projects stem from his passion for providing new musical creations to as broad an audience as possible, along with his enthusiasm for developing personal interpretations of the established repertory. Thus, Cristo Barrios recorded The Voice of the Clarinet (Divine Art Records), a CD with original transcriptions of lieder; 20th Century Music for Clarinet (Metier Records), which includes works by Bernstein, Bax, Berg, Brotons and Honegger; and IAMUS (Melomics Records), a CD with music created through an innovative project at the University of Málaga involving composers, musicians and scientists; and Deep Light, a selection of works by Weber, Finzi, Vaughan Williams, Schumann and Françaix (Ibs Classical). In September 2019, Cristo will record together with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra the work Ayssuragan by Gustavo Díaz-Jerez, a symphonic poem for clarinet solo and orchestra (Signum Classics).
As for his teaching career, Cristo Barrios has given master classes at the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra Superior Conservatory in Lisbon, the University of Arts in Zürich, the Strasbourg Conservatory, the Norwegian Academy of Music, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, the Cologne Conservatory, the Liszt Academy in Budapest and the Amsterdam Conservatory. His pedagogic endeavours are remarkable for the employment of new methodologies that introduce interdisciplinary innovations including the use of free improvisation, singing and dance in order to improve the performance skills of his students.
Cristo Barrios is honorific associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, and is currently teaching at the Centro Superior Katarina Gurska, in Madrid. He is a Backun, Vandoren and BG artist.



Student will be registered sending following papers to

● Registration form fulfilled.
● Annex forms I required only for minors.
● Bank payment letter of booking (120€ or 130€).

*The rest of the payment (€300/330€/100€ depending on modality) will be made in cash on July 23 at 9:00 a.m., the day the course begins, to our Secretary, just after the presentation act.

For organizational reasons, the registration booking amount (120€/130€) will not be refundable under any circumstances, if the student does not ultimately attend.

The student will receive a confirmation email from the organization, once all the documentation has been verified and completed, and from that time and date they will have the order of priority in the Masterclasses.




If registration is formalized before 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2024, it will be for an amount of:

420€ (up to 28 students, with the right to 4 classes + 1 Masterclass)
● Registration Reservation 120€ per transfer.
● Cash delivery 300€ (Presentation on July 23)


If registration is formalized after midnight on June 1, 2024 onwards, it will have an amount of:

460€ (up to 28 students, with the right to 4 classes + 1 Masterclass)
● Registration Reservation €130 per transfer.
● Cash delivery €330 (Presentation on July 23)


If the registration is formalized after midnight on June 1, 2024 onwards and will have an amount of:

230€ (right to 2 classes and listener attendance at the Masterclass*, 1 with Professor Fuster +1 with Professor Jódar)
● Registration Reservation €130 per transfer.
● Cash delivery €100 (Presentation on July 23)
*Request active price from the organization


The modality of listening students is established with an amount of:

130€ (no deadline)

Registration info

Registration form [pdf]
Registration form [word]

● Bank account: ES78 0073 0100 5305 0626 4026 (International transfer SWIFT: OPENESMM)
● Holder: Asociación Andaluza del Estudio del Clarinete
● Concept: CLARISUR 24
● Registration period: Until the teaching staff's schedule is completed.
● Capacity is limited and will be attended in order of registration.

How to get

From Madrid to Linares-Baeza Station by train in 2 hours and 59 minutes and then 5 minutes by bus-taxi to Balneario San Andrés accomodation.

From Madrid to Úbeda by bus in 4 hours and then 5 minutes by bus-taxi to Balneario San Andrés accomodation.

You can get the Granada GRX airport and 70 minutes by car to Balneario San Andrés.
You can get Malaga AGP airport and 140 minutes by car to Balneario San Andrés.
An economical common transfer service may be enabled if there is a sufficient number of arrivals-departures on 07/22/24 and 07/29/24 (contact the organization).


Avisos importantes

for Minors

Clarisur and people in charge will not be responsible for the custody of participating minor students, however course is open to all ages and the coordination and logistical needs of the student will be facilitated as much as possible.

For those parents who request it, a courtesy escort service can be established on the first day of the course, for the journey from the accommodation to the classrooms, which is a 10-minute walk. This service can be used by making an express request to the contact email

Balneario San Andrés (recommended accommodation), will need a consent signed by the parents to be able to make the student's reservation.

In order to prove the above, it is essential that the guardians/father/mother sign the organization's legal liability exemption annex, if the student has not reached the age of majority as of July 22, 2024.

Booking accommodation

Booking accommodation is the responsibility of the student and it is recommended that it be done simultaneously with the registration process. The organization is limited to providing the contact information and fees offered in the previous edition. The processing of the booking falls completely on the participant, although the course management and the hotel collaborate in grouping the students in double rooms and cabins, if the parents/guardians require it.

Image rights

During the course, a video and photographic record will be made of the activities, classes, conferences and other events that make up CLARISUR CANENA 2024, which we will publish on Social Networks and the Press, during and after the days of the event.

On the registration form you will find a box that authorizes (if checked) to take image and sound records of the aforementioned activities, so that it is clear that there is consent to the publication of these records.




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