JULIA RAGA PASCUAL
YOUNG ARTIST LATE BITE: August 24
Julia Raga is a Spanish born clarinettist who began her studies in Ontinyent (Valencia-Spain) at the age of 8 in the windband “Agrupació Musical d’Ontinyent”. At the age of 12 she was accepted at Conservatori Professional de Música “Josep Melcior Gomis” d’Ontinyent with Francisco Campos Bosch as her principal teacher. During this period Julia won some special prizes as “Premi Ciutat d’Ontinyent” and “Premi Professional de Música” as a reflection of her outstanding record as a student.
In 2011 Julia was accepted to do her undergraduate in the Conservatorio Superior de Música “Óscar Esplà” de Alicante where her principal teachers were Rafael Albert and José Franch Ballester. She graduated with First Class Honours. Julia is currently studying an MMus in Orchestral Artistry in association with the London Symphony Orchestra in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where her principal teachers are Andrew Marriner, principal clarinet of the London Symphony Orchestra;
James Burke, co-principal clarinet of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Principal clarinet of the Academy of St Martin-in.the-Fields; Eb clarinet with Jenny McLaren, principal Eb clarinet of the Philarmonia Orchestra; and Robert Ault, bass clarinettist of English National Opera.
As part of her clarinet education Julia has attended several masterclass with Michael Collins, José Franch Ballester, Jonathan Cohler, Eduardo Raimundo, Enrique Pérez, Josep Fuster, Luis Miguel Méndez, Javier Ros, Carlos Lacruz, Rafael Albert and Tamás Massányi. On the other hand, she has attended several chamber music masterclass with Jan Halinska, Ralf Gothoni, Damián Rubido and José Franch Ballester.