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Born in Barcelona in 1959, his first contact with music was within his own family. He studied clarinet and interpretation with Juli Panyella, Thea King, Anton Weimberg, Tony Pay, Igor Markevitch and Giörgy Sebök. He was founder and co-soloist of the Joven Orquesta Nacional de España (Spanish National Youth Orchestra) and member of the Orquestra de Cambra del Teatre Lliure and Barcelona 216 orchestras.

He has performed all over Spain and in the main European countries with pianists Mary Ruiz-Casaux, Julius Drake and Joan Rubinat, violoncellists Suzana Stefanovic and Radu Aldulescu, sopranos Montserrat Alavedra and Juliane Banse, string quartets Casals, Basel's Euler and Barcelona's Homs; also as a soloist, accompanied by different national and foreign orchestras.

Joaquim Homs, Xavier Montsalvatge and István Vántus have dedicated works to him for his solo clarinet recitals, amongst which we must highlight Meditations, The musical world of Joan Miró and Your voice, my friend- music by Joaquim Homs inspired by the works of Tagore and Valéry. He has recorded the entire clarinet work by Joaquim Homs (Columna, 2000).

He has participated in many smaller-scale performances, where music is linked to theatre, narration, poetry or dance. He is the author of the books: La música, font de salut (Amalgama, 1998) and Tocats pel jazz (Amalgama, 2000). Together with members of the groups New Orleans Blue Stompers and Barcelona Swing Serenaders, he was awarded the first prize at the Saint Raphaël's International New Orleans Jazz Competition (France, 1998).


AVAILABLE REPERTOIRE

Solo clarinet: Bach, Debussy, Stravinsky, Messiaen, Montsalvatge, Homs
Clarinet and string quartet: Mozart, Brahms, Weber
Clarinet and string orchestra: Giorgy Ranki, Xavier Turull
Clarinet and orchestra: Mozart, Debussy
Clarinet and piano: Brahms, Schumann, Debussy, Poulenc, Montsalvatge
Clarinet, viola and piano: Mozart, Schumann, Bruch
Clarinet, violoncello and piano: Beethoven, Brahms, Juon, Garriga
Voice, clarinet and piano: Schubert, Spohr, Bach, Homs
Clarinet and basoon: Beethoven, Poulenc
Clarinet and organ: Bach, Mozart, Padrós, Montsalvatge
Voice and clarinet: Homs, Vaughan Williams

MONOGRAPHIC PROGRAMS

Solo Clarinet:
Your voice, my friend: works by Joaquim Homs on texts by Rabindranath Tagore and Paul Valéry
Meditations: Bach, Debussy, Koechlin, Nielsen, Homs and traditional music
The musical world of Joan Miró: Bach, Debussy, Koechlin, Nielsen, Homs and traditional music
Clarinet and piano
Brahms and Schumann: Sonatas op.120 nº1 and 2 by Brahms; Fantasy Pieces by Schumann
French music: Debussy, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Milhaud, Poulenc, Sévérac

Clarinet, viola and piano:
Schumann: Trio, Romances (cl/pno), Forest Scenes (viola/pno), Fantasies (cl/pno)
Clarinet, violoncello and piano
Brahms: Trio, Sonata op. 99 (vc/pno), Sonata op. 120 nº 1 (cl/pno)


MOST FREQUENT PARTNERS

Piano: Mary Ruiz-Casaux
String quartet: Quartet Homs
Viola: Elisabeth Romero
Violoncello: Suzana Stefanovic
Basoon: David Tomàs

DISCOGRAPHY


Oriol Romaní (clarinet)
Integral works of Joaquim Homs for solo clarinet (Columna, 2000)
Oriol Romaní (clarinete) and Angel Soler (piano)
Catalan Music for clarinet and piano. Works by Ruera, Montsalvatge, Garriga, Soler, Guinjoan... (PDI, 1991)
Oriol Romaní (clarinete), Suzana Stefanovic (violoncelo) and Mary Ruiz-Casaux (piano)
Beethoven, Juon, Brahms (Alcatel, 2000)
Júlia Arnó (soprano), Oriol Romaní (clarinet) and Emili Brugalla (piano)
Joaquim Homs: a portrait. (Anacrusi, 2003)

REVIEWS AND COMMENTARIES


He strengthens the sense and the beauty of the work. Federico Mompou (1982)
He plays with great expression and humour.
Yehudy Menuhin (1984)
He really can give an unacomanied clarinet recital, because he is a musician with a gifted spirit.
Victoria de los Angeles (1984)
Splendid clarinet music, equal to violin or violoncello as a soloist chamber musician. Extremely successful performance in a program full of contrasts.
Xavier Montsalvatge (1989)
The concert was like a discreet and joyful conversation between the composers, the performers and the audience.
Heraldo de Aragón
Coordinated, expressive, brave and determined version, with the taste of the best chamber music.
Diario Sur de Málaga
In the lieder by Spohr his performance was decisive in achieving complete soloist-audience communication.
Avui
His concert genuinely bewitched the audience because of its attractive program, even with the contemporary works, and by his significant introductory commentaries.
Menorca
His performance as a soloist was perfect, and his sensual delivery of sound, freshness and agility to the Divertimento by Ranki, a work with Hungarian and jazz airs, delighted the audience.
El País