Künstlersekretariat - Astrid Schoerke

Pablo Barragán

With music one can say what cannot be expressed otherwise. Music makes intangible things tangible and touches in a special way. Pablo Barragán is fascinated by this kind of communication and from the first note masterfully creates a connection to his audience. His performance is differentiated, elegant and perfectly nuanced. He wants to tell stories, convey emotions and create his own color palette for every work.

For him, art is a constant source of inspiration. He loves to visit galleries and museums, to have the experience of a good coffee or conversation with friends. In his childhood, his mother always encouraged him to try new things, helping him grow up with the feeling of creativity and freedom. He began playing the piano at the age of four and through the soprano saxophone found his “instrument”: the clarinet.

His musical path led Barragán to study the clarinet through youth orchestras and chamber music ensembles to the Conservatorio in Seville where he studied with Antonio Salguero and then moved to the Barenboim-Said Foundation in Berlin with Matthias Glander. He was also a member of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestras, conducted by Maestro Daniel Barenboim. In 2009, he went to the Basel Academy of Music as a scholarship student to the Fundación Caja, where he studied in the master class of François Benda. Martin Fröst, Charles Niedich and Dimitri Ashkenazy also gave him new impulses in master classes.

The development of Barragán from a young talent to an acknowledged musician is reflected among other things in his being awarded the Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes 2013 and the invitation of the Lucerne Festival in the same year. His solo debut at the festival was broadcast live by the RTS and then produced by the Credit Suisse Foundation as a CD. This development has been accompanied by various prizes at international competitions, such as the ARD Music Competition 2012, the Juventudes Musicales de España 2011 and the European Music Competition for Youth 2011 (EMCY).

Pablo Barragán’s curiosity has made him discover new perspectives in music, appearing with orchestras such as the Sinfonieorchester Basel, Hamburger Symphoniker, the Orquesta de Radiotelevision Española, the Slovak Chamber Orchestra, the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra and with conductors such as Clemens Schuldt, Adrian Pravaba and Gabriel Feltz.

The intimacy of chamber music in turn opens up entirely new views, emotions and colors that characterize the young musician. Making music together with the Goldmund Quartet, Maki Wiederkehr, and Viviane Hagner at festivals such as Lucerne Festival, Martha Argerich Festival, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Young Euroclassics Berlin and the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival are thus as important as his solo concerts.

One of these amicable collaborations has led to the release of his debut CD: Together with Juan Pérez Floristán (piano) and Andrei Ioniţă (violoncello) he released a highly praised record with clarinet trios and sonatas by Brahms on the Spanish label IBS in the spring of 2018.

As an appointed D’Addario & Silverstein Artist, he gives masterclasses in his home country Spain to promote young talents.

Pablo Barragán is a Backun Clarinets Artist and performs exclusively on Backun Lumière Clarinets.

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Pablo Barragán playing at the Festival Internacional De Música De Marvão

26 July 2019

On July 28 Pablo Barragán will give two concerts at the Festival Internacional De Música De Marvão in Portugal. For the matinee concert he joins the Goldmund quartet […] more ...

Pablo Barragán playing at the Schlern Music Festival

14 May 2019

From May 16 -19, Pablo Barragan will present extraordinary programs from Mozart via Messiae to Widmann, Henryson and Fröst in different instrumentations with the Goldmund Quartett, the Quatuor […] more ...

Pablo Barragán’s musical Autumn

9 October 2018

In October, Pablo Barragán creates a diverse musical program: from Bucharest to Granada, from Bratislava via Spain to Schwarzenberg in Austria, he brings his wonderful art to the […] more ...

Pablo Barragán makes the summer musical

20 July 2018

This summer, music lovers can experience the clarinetist Pablo Barragán in 3 concerts! On July 22nd, Pablo Barragán can be heard at the 4th Hamburg Town Hall Concert […] more ...

Pablo Barragán performs in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

9 May 2018

On May 10th, Pablo Barragán will be visiting Ostrau in the Czech Republic. Together with the Janáčkova filharmonie Ostrava conducted by Heiko Mathias Förster, he plays Mozart’s wonderful […] more ...

Pablo Barragán releases debut CD with Brahms

27 April 2018

Ever since Pablo Barragán and Juan Pérez Floristán met at the summer festival in Santander, their musical friendship and artistic work has been influenced by Brahms – which […] more ...

Pablo Barragán is again guest with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra

29 September 2017

After the successful open-air summer concert in July in the Hansestadt, Pablo Barragán will reappear with the Hamburg Symphony on September 30th. He will again perform Carl Maria […] more ...

20 July 2017

The young Spanish clarinettist Pablo Barragán, who we have recently began representing, is a vibrant addition to our artist roster. We look forward to accompanying him in his […] more ...

Pablo Barragán & Mario Häring

28 September 2018

Pablo Barragán |  Clarinet Mario Häring |  Piano   Program 1 Esa-Pekka Salonen       Night Songs for clarinet and piano Rolf Martinsson            Suite Fantastique for clarinet and piano op. […] more ...

Pablo Barragán – Andrei Ioniţă – Juan Pérez Floristán

17 April 2018

Pablo Barragán | clarinet Andrei Ioniţă | violoncello Juan Pérez Floristán | piano   Program 1: Brahms       Clarinet Sonata No. 2 in E flat major Op. 120 No. […] more ...

Pablo Barragán & Schumann Quartet

23 March 2018

Pablo Barragán | Clarinet Schumann Quartet Erik Schumann | Mark Schumann Ken Schumann | Liisa Randalu Program: Brahms  String quartet No. 3 op. 67 B major ***Interval*** Fuchs    […] more ...

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Aho, Kalevi*                        
Concerto for Clarinet

Arnold, Malcolm                   
Concerto for Clarinet No. 2 op. 115

Opus 120 No. 1 for Clarinet and orchestra

Concerto for Clarinet and Viola E Minor op. 88

Concertino for Clarinet and Chamber orchestra op. 48

Concerto for Clarinet and String orchestra

Crusell, B. H.                         
Concerto for Clarinet No. 2 F Minor op. 5
Concerto for Clarinet No. 3 B Major op. 11
Introduction, Theme and Variations on a Swedish Air for Clarinet and Orchestra op. 12

Première Rhapsodie (for Clarinet and Orchestra)

Finzi, G.                                 
Concerto for Clarinet op. 31

Concerto for Clarinet

Concerto for Clarinet (basset clarinet)

Concerto for Clarinet

Lindberg, M.*
Concerto for Clarinet

Lovreglio/ Forsell                 
Fantasia da Concerto (Theme from La Traviata)

Dance Preludes

Martinsson, R.*
Concert Fantastique

Concerto for Clarinet A Major K 622

Navarro, Oscar*                   
Concerto for Clarinet No. 1

Concerto for Clarinet op. 57

Concerto for Clarinet (transcription from Concerto for Flute)

Perez-Ramirez, M*               
Concerto for Clarinet (basset clarinet)

Sonata No. 2, op. 94 arrg. Kent Kennan for Clarinet and Orchestra

Rautavaara, E.
Concerto for Clarinet

Introduction, theme and variations for Clarinet and Orchestra

Salonen, Esa-Pekka*
Night Song for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra

Say, Fazil*                              
Concerto for Clarinet “Khayyam”

Schnyder, Daniel*
Concert für Clarinet and Orchestra

Shaw, Artie                           
Concerto for Clarinet

Concerto for Clarinet No. 1 C Minor op. 22
Concerto for Clarinet No. 2 E flat Major op. 57

Stamitz, Carl                         
Concerto for Clarinet No. 3 B flat Major

Stamitz, Johann                   
Concerto for Clarinet  B flat Major

Concertino for Clarinet E flat Major op. 26
Clarinet Quintet B flat Major op. 34 (Arrg. Jean-Jaques Kantorow)
Concerto for Clarinet No. 1 F Minor op. 73
Concerto for Clarinet No. 2 E flat Major op. 74

Concerto for Clarinet op. 104

Rendez-Vous with Martha Argerich
Prokofieff: Overture on Hebrew Themes for piano, clarinet and string quartet, op. 34
Partners: Martha Argerich (piano), Akiko Suwanai (violin), Alexandra Conunova (violin), Lyda Chen (viola), Edgar Moreau (violoncello)
Avanti (2019)

Sonata for clarinet and piano op. 120 No.1
Sonata for clarinet and piano op. 120 No.2
Trio for clarinet, violoncello and piano in A Minor op. 114
Partners: Juan Pérez Floristán (piano), Andrei Ionită (violoncello)
IBS82018 (2018)

Widmann: Fantasie
Debussy: Première Rhapsodie
Prokofiev: Sonata No. 2 D Major op. 94
Debussy: “Beau Soir”
Albeniz: Spanish Suite op. 47: Sevilla
Mozart: from “The Magic Flute”
Partners: Federico Bosco (piano), Laura Schmid (recorder)
Credit Suisse Prize Winner’s Concert, Lucerne Festival 2013, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (2013)


Pablo Barragán – Camille Saint-Saëns: Sonata for clarinet and piano

Pablo Barragán – Brahms CD Trailer

A Day in the the life of clarinetist Pablo Barragán

Pablo Barragán – Neues Orchester Basel, Christian Knüsel, Mozart

Pablo Barragán – Sinfonieorchester Basel, Gabriel Feltz, Nielsen

Pablo Barragán – Lucerne Festival 2013

Pablo Barragán – Slovak Chamber Orchestra

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