“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 melancholic and profound performance and also to a stylized -and for moments fragile- sobriety, a very substantial balance and an extremely delicate phrasing.
“Estellés has conducted really successfully in every way. He has shown its elegance, his mastery of euphonic space, an anticipated upbeat pulse, the expression in his left hand, attention to detail at the entrances and a natural rhythm with the baton…”
“The version presented here (of the world premiere of the work) is absolutely brilliant and of the highest level”.
‘Melómano de Oro’, March 2016.
The reinvention of the clarinet. […] The repertoire is approached with great sensitivity and a deep knowledge of the clarinet by Estellés, who unfolds it with such ease and elegance that brings a great freshness to these quintets.
“José-Luis Estellés has created, with this young team, one of the best pit orchestras that I have ever heard in Spain and his contribution to the success of the evening was vital.”
“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.”
“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)
[…] José Luis Estellés again showed the plasticity of his phrasing and his ability to tinge the sound in the limits of the dynamic ranges . The famous central Adagio was very expressive, but without ever falling into sentimentality. […]
… “All that has been shown by Estellés and the Trío Arbós with class, with technique, with that poetic of their own that determines the path of an eloquent works by a great composer”.