“He is a great instrumentalist and is called to be one of the great conductors of this country.” José Luis Turina (Artistic Director of the National Youth Orchestra of Spain)
“The splendour of the clarinet. A virtuoso clarinettist and excellent musician. The marvellous way in which he can create a sound, revealing in the process his extraordinary technique, caught and held the attention of all those attending the concert”.
“With his version of this piece, José Luis Estellés demonstrated that his ability as a soloist runs a close second to his mastery as an orchestral conductor.”
“The performance was magnificent. Energetic, lively, colouristic. Created under strong leadership”.
“On the podium, José-Luis Estellés, the exceptional clarinettist and, as far as we can see, a good conductor who has now earned much success in this other facet of his artistic career.”
[… a prie-dieu Schubert, with clarinetist José Luis Estellés offering a counter-chant with extreme fineness and a breathtaking blending with the voice.]
[…]”daß eine außergewönliche, “bibliophille” Besonderheit anzuzeigen ist”. “Estellés is a real find. Definitely a five star set”. “In spiritual agreement. Certainly joins a handful of favourite versions”.
“Estellés astonished with his extraordinary virtuosity, sinking the auditorium into a pleasurable perplexity. Without doubt, his solo was one of the most magical and unforgettable moments of the entire Festival”.
[…] a melancholic and profound performance and also to a stylized -and for moments fragile- sobriety, a very substantial balance and an extremely delicate phrasing.
“The triumph of a great clarinetist: Estellés gave a lesson in technique, good sound, breathing, flexible ductility… especially attractive concert in which Estellés became the protagonist, well deservedly.”