Jesús Carrasco, principal clarinet of the Murcia Symphony Orchestra, Spain. Born in Abarán (Murcia, Spain), he completed his official clarinet studies in the Conservatorio Superior in Murcia , where he obtained an honorary mention at the end of his degree.
In 1998, Jesús moved to Paris to do postgraduate studies. He was awarded a scholarship for two years by the Seneca Foundation, in L’Ècole normale de Paris “ Alfred Cortot”, obtaining his Performance degree and the Concert diploma, both with the jury unanimity.
Jesús has received master classes from renowned clarinetists such as Enrique Pérez Piquer, Thea King, Eric Hoeprich, Colin Lawson, Miguel Espejo, Henry Boock and Larry Passin.
He has been invited to collaborate with orchestras such as Galicia Real Filarmonia, Pablo Sarasate in Pamplona, Gran Canarias Symphony, Castilla y León Symphony, Ciutat de Barcelona I Nacional de Catalunya Orchestra. He has been a member of the Vallés Symphony Orchestra and Liceo Teather Orchestra, among others.
As a soloist, Jesús has performed La Mota de Polvo, by Fernando Palacios and Weber, Copland, Oscar Navarro and Mozart’s Clarinet concertos. He has taught at conservatories in Lorca, Segovia, Murcia and Castellón.
He joined the Murcia Symphony Orchestra in 2002, where he is currently the principal clarinet.
Jesús is a Yamaha and Silverstein artist.