Spanish Musicain, Interpreter-pedagogue Adrián Pérez Sánchez

By: Azad Karimi

I have several articles written about it that I will soon release (in Spanish); and also relating both issues: "speculation" and "ignorance" (in music).



Spanish Musicain, Interpreter-pedagogue Adrián Pérez Sánchez

By Azad Karimi


Dear reader!

Adrian's interview is full of good and beautiful content and tips. It can certainly inspire many people who are interested in music. But what impressed me most was what he said about his teachers.

He praises his teachers well. Therefore, I prefer to present this introduction to all the good teachers in the world.

Here I have to remember my first and last teachers and wish them success:

My first teacher who taught me to read and write was Mr. Hasan Seiedi at Mawlawi Kurd School, exactly 41 years ago in Saqez, Kurdistan ... and my last teacher was Ms. Jorunn Helga Bakke Orvik at the Norwegian language school ... she has always supported me in recent years.

Finally, I wish my dear friend Adrian success and happiness.


Thank you!





1.Please present yourself ( Name, education,job, Civil status and...)

.Greetings! My name is Adrián Pérez Sánchez, I’m 26 years old and I’m from Valencia (Spain)... I’m a "technician with a degree in professional music education" from the "José Manuel Izquierdo" Professional Conservatory (Catarroja; Spain). I’m currently studying the Degree in Interpretation (clarinet) from the CSMC (Superior Conservatory of Music "Salvador Seguí" of Castellón, Spain) and also the Degree in Musical Pedagogy at ESMAR (High-Performance Music School).

I do these studies in the morning and at night. In the afternoons I work in 3 "Elementary grade" music schools in towns near my city. I teach the subject of clarinet, instrumental ensemble, and, eventually, that musical language and music theory.


2.What is your artistic specialize?

.I’m a Musician, Clarinetist, and Bass Clarinetist, Interpreter and pedagogue.


3.When and how did you become interested in this field of art?

.It’s very difficult to answer this question. I started studying clarinet in an “elementary grade” school when I was 7 years old, at the “José Moreno Gans” music school in Algemesí, Spain. (Currently, it’s one of the schools where I hold the position of clarinet teacher). However, I keep videos in which when I was just 4 years old and my parents gave me a toy musical instrument, like a plastic violin, and I pretended to be a concert performer on stage.

You could say that I was born with interest. But honestly, I think we are all born with an interest in music and the arts.


 Later, when we get older, we fix our preferences little by little (or, sadly, some lose all interest… But that's another matter).


4.Who was your motivator?

.Without a doubt: my teacher, the clarinetist Cornelio Gómez. I must clarify that I have had many and very good teachers, but Cornelio was the longest-lived. He has seen me grow, he has educated me musically, he has supported me when I went through “some rebellious phase” in my life. He always encouraged me to continue studying.

My professional grade teacher, Alberto Ferrer, has also contributed in the same way. However, when I turned to him, it was clear to me that I wanted to dedicate myself to music. I mention him because he has made that dream possible and it would not be fair to exclude him on any mention of my teachers.


5.What was your parents reaction?

.Sure! Sweet!

I was a student of a degree in economics at the University of Valencia. My parents were delighted with their son "the future economist." They were far from suspecting that we were living a deception. When I dropped out of economics to focus on music studies it was a family drama. In my family there are hardly any musical references, much less professionals. This generated a lot of fear: "You are going to starve!" They loved that I was an "amateur" musician, but they didn't want me to be a "professional" musician... Little by little, they have accepted it and for some years the relationship has been better (since I have a job). No one can blame parents who are concerned about their child's future.


6.When started you such as a professional artist?

.Again, it is difficult to answer this question. Since I was 16 years old I play in a small “street band” from which I obtained a certain income every month, at the same time I played with other bands and orchestras.

However, my dedication exclusively to music began at age 20, when I left university and returned to the conservatory.


7.Are you thankful and happy because of your activities as an artist?

.Yes, totally. In my role as a performer, I enjoy many opportunities to perform concerts with various large groups and chamber music groups.

And in my role as a teacher, I am very happy. I have 3 jobs as a clarinet teacher with only 26 years old, luck has smiled on me.

8.How you see the view ,the future of art, music, culture? You are an artist , you should have a opinion...

.This question would occupy me more than a whole article... I have a very pessimistic opinion of the future of art in my country (Spain).

The Doctor of Fine Arts, Antonio García Villarán (who is also a YouTuber!), coined a term called “hampARTE” (Arte = Art). The "Hamparte" is that which looks like "art" but is not. I see too much "hamparte" in my world. And it’s the result that interests in art are based mostly on: "Posing", speculation and fashion. You must do "something that sells." That is not pure art. (Attention! ART CAN BE SOLD, but it should not be done to be sold!!) I’m also concerned about the limited interest of the population in arts and culture.

I have several articles written about it that I will soon release (in Spanish); and also relating both issues: "speculation" and "ignorance" (in music)


9.Can you become one part of the artistic movement for motivation in youth or new generation in your country and so than?

.I’m already part of the “Societat Musical de Algemesí”, I recommend exploring their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SMAlgemesi

 We must make it clear that it is a Wind Orchestra formed by amateur musicians ( and some professionals, like me) who dedicate 4 hours every week to rehearse.


10.How can you help our world become a better place to live?

.For my part, I plan to continue sharing my music with everyone. I can't think of a better way (even if it's the obvious answer from a musician). And teaching music to those who need a teacher.


11.Have you more words to say or suggestion for our readers?

.Whenever you can, go to concerts!

By the musicians, by the composers, by the filmmakers, by the ushers, by the sound technicians, by the lighting technicians, etc.

Above all, listen to works by living composers. When you listen to music that is strange to you, even if you do not like it, listen very carefully: most likely you do not understand it, but you should try (it’s an intellectual duty!)... and don't be self-conscious, it happens to me: I don't understand most of the music I listen to (and I'm ashamed to admit that not much of the music I play either). Remember that Beethoven was highly criticized when he lived, the world did not understand his music.