Justo Sanz

Justo Sanz

Specializing in the historical interpretation of music in period instruments, as a versatile performer Justo Sanz also plays an important role in the dissemination of contemporary music.

Justo Sanz's career has gone through a wide variety of countries and music halls in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Norway, Slovakia, Denmark, France, Sweden, Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, Portugal, Serbia, the United States (Washington and Los Angeles), China (Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong), Canada, Italy, France, Portugal, Poland and Spain.

He obtained a remarkable the success in the National Auditorium of Madrid performing for the first time in Spain the Concerto of Jean Françaix (2007) and the world premiere in April 2009 of a work commissioned by the French composer Philippe Leloup, Cáceres: Rhapsody for clarinet, corno di bassetto and orchestra. In November 2009, Justo performed a new concert commissioned by the Spanish composer Zulema de la Cruz, Arctic Concert for clarinet and orchestra at the National Auditorium of Madrid, recorded for Verso. He has also dedicated and premiered the Concerto for four by Cristobal Halffter for clarinet quartet (MAD4clarinets) and orchestra (2011) and "Nen" by Sebastián Mariné for clarinet and string orchestra (2011).

Justo is Professor of Clarinet of the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid since 1989 and main clarinet of the Orchestra of the Community of Madrid (1992-2018). Law degree from the University of Salamanca and Diploma in Music Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid. Past President (1998-2017) of the Spanish Association for the Study and Development of the Clarinet (ADEC), which organized the ClarinetFest Madrid 2015 (currently Honorary President), he is also artistic director of the prestigious Clarinet Course Julian Menendez since its creation in 1995.

Justo is director of HISPANA RES, a group dedicated to the historical interpretation of music. He is also the founder of the quartet of clarinets MAD4clarinets.

He has recorded for Erato, Hispana Res, Warner Music, Verso, De Rals, Deutsche Grammophon, Naxos, Stradivarius et Virgin Classics.


Photo credit: Álvaro Sanz Llopis