José Francisco Fortea Balaguer
Born in Benaguasil, (Valencia), where he began his musical studies. In 1996 he finished the higher degree of music in the Conservatory of Music of Valencia. In 1996 he is also a soloist member by selection, of the “Mediterranean Youth Orchestra” (Marseille).
In 1997 he won a horn "tutti" competition in the Orchestra Ciudad de Málaga. Since 2000, he has been a teacher at the Conservatory of Music in Calahorra (La Rioja), and it is in 2009 that, after passing a competition, he becomes part of the “Orquesta Sinfónica de les Illes Balears”.
Member of the "Lluis Vives” wind quintet since 1997, he is a finalist of the chamber music competition "Henry Tomassi", and has acted as soloist with the OSIB.