Silvia Insa Llopis
Born in 1977 in Cocentaina (Alicante). She began her studies in Music in her town, and subsequently with Professor Francisco Florido in Alicante, at the Óscar Esplà High Conservatoire, where she obtained the top marks and the Extraordinary Final-Year Award in Clarinet and Chamber Music. She broadened her studies in Valencia with professors Joan Enric Lluna and Josep Vicent Herrera, in Barcelona with Professor Josep Fuster, and in Salzburg with Professor Alfred Prinz.
She has been part of various chamber ensembles, with which she has performed several concerts throughout Spain. She has also been a member of the Youth Orchestra of Generalitat Valenciana (JORVAL) and of the Horta Nord Symphonic Orchestra (Valencia), as well as fellow contributor to the National Youth Orchestra of Spain (JONDE).
Among the awards she received we must highlight: First Prize in the V Concurs Nacional de Joves Intèrprets Ciutat de Xàtiva (2001), First Prize in the IV Concurso de Intérpretes Solistas de Villar del Arzobispo (1999), Second Prize in the I Concurs Nacional Ciutat de Xàtiva (1997), Premi Euterpe de la Música 2002, as well as the Second Prize in the Concurso Permanente de Juventudes Musicales de España (1999). She received a scholarship from Caixa de Catalunya to attend the Torroella de Montgrí International Courses (Girona), and therefore she performed in that town’s International Music Festival.
She has performed contributions to the National Symphonic Orchestra of Catalonia and Barcelona (OBC), to the Comunitat Valenciana Orchestra (Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia) and the Portaferrada-Peralada Sinfonietta (Peralada Festival Orchestra). Since 2000 she is soloist clarinettist assistant and bass clarinettist in the Balearic Islands Symphonic Orchestra and also member of Lluís Vives Wind Quintet.