Raul Traver Castello
The multi-award-winning clarinetist Raul Traver-Castello is considered one of the finest classical soloists and chamber music artists of his generation. He has been hailed for “his musicality and professionalism which raised the quality of our concerts being acclaimed by the public and the orchestra’s own musicians”(Gabor Szabo, Artistic Director Madrid Soloists Chamber Orchestra). “Amazing artistic talent, in my opinion he is one of the most prepared concert performers in the world” (Alexander Yakovlev, Artistic Director of the International Festival of St. Petersburg). “Masterful interpretation of Debussy’s Rhapsody. A concert to remember” (El Adelantado news). “The interpretation of clarinetist Raúl Traver was admirable, creating the right atmosphere for each musical work” (El Mundo News).
Higlights include apparences as soloist at the historical St. Petersburg State Capella, in Russia, KBS Concert Hall in South Korea, Darmstadt Festival in Germany, invited by maestro W. Seelinger, last former assistant conductor of Maestro Leonard Bernstein, Tuacahan International Festival in United States, the Interlaken Classics Festival in Switzerland, the Madrid National Concert Hall and International Music Festival Daniel Fortea his native Spain. An avid proponent of new music, he premiered clarinet solo and chamber music new works by Spanish composers: the I Concerto by Oscar Senen, Dreams of Peace by Jose Ignacio Blesa, Expira Aeternitatis by David Eres Brun, Beyond the Music quintet by Julio Domingo and Sound Spaces for Cervantes septet world premiere at the New Music Festival in United States.
He performed together with Madrid Symphony Orchestra (Madrid Royal Theatre) Valencian Community Orchestra (Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Opera House), Basque National Orchestra, Aragon Symphony Orchestra, Hulencourt Soloist Chamber Orchestra, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Zakhar Bron Chamber Orchestra, JOSC Symphony Orchestra, JOPMA Symphony Orchestra and Madrid Festival Orchestra.
Raul made his recital debut in China, since there has appeared in Spain, France, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Russia, Greece, China, Mongolia, South Korea, United States, Brazil, and Argentina. He had the honor to perform a recital in the own house of D. Shostakovich. Committed to chamber music, he performed regulary at the Artist Society and Performers of Spain on tour and abroad. Raul Traver-Castello is artistic director of the Argentinian Chamber Music Society, a series of concerts in which world known soloists and chamber musicians over the world are presented in the north of Argentina.
Raul Traver-Castello has also been a dedicated music educator, developing new audiences through countless educational concerts and workshops for young people and community audiences. American masterclasses and festival appearances include Valley Utah University of Perfoming Arts, Utah State University, Snow College Music Center, Brigham Young University, University of Lousiville, Tuacahn Summer Arts Institute: International Summer Music Festival, New Music Festival, Rio de Janeiro University in Brazil, The National Arts University of Argentina, UCASAL University in Argentina. In Europe and Asia, Raul Traver-Castello has appeared at the Ioannina School of Music in Greece, Grand Piano in Palace International Festival in Russia, Interlaken-Classics in Switzerland, Seoul Academy of Music in South Korea, Pekin Internacional Music Festival and in his native Spain at the Eduardo Ocon International Festival, Daniel Fortea Festival, Beyond the Music: International Chamber Music Festival & Master Classes, Medinaceli International Chamber Music Festival.