Artistic Director Classical Music La Vilavella
Clarinet and chamber music teacher at the "Wiener Musikakademie"
Teacher at the de Barenboim-Said for Music and at the CSM Galicia

Clarinet teacher at the "Barenboim-Said Foundation Center" from 2013 to 2016, Simón Ibáñez is currently Professor of clarinet and chamber music at the "Wiener Musikakademie".

He has played in concert halls such as "The Palau de Música Catalana", "The Grand Teatre del Liceu", the "Barbican Hall", the "Royal Festival Hall" the "Royal Albert Hall" or the "Wie-ner Altes Rathaus". Under the baton of directors like Sir Collin Davies, Valery Ger-Guiev, Diego Mason, Adrian Leaper and Vladimir Azkenazhy.

Simon has recently appeared as soloist with orchestras such as the "Budweis Phi-larmonic Orchestra" the "Tallinn International Youth Orchestra" the "Germinal Symphony Orchestra" or the "young National Orchestra of Guatemala" among others. He has obtained good reviews in England and Switzerland, being first prize of the "Ivan Sutton Music Competition" in London.

He regularly performs recitals in cities such as London, Vienna, Liverpool, Venice, Barcelona, Bologna or Gothenburg. He will soon perform a tour of recitals and master-classes in Latin America.

Ibáñez studied at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Barcelona Liceo with Professor Isaac Rodríguez. Later he was accepted at the "Guildhall School of Music and Drama of London" to perform the "Artist Master-Orchestral Training" with Professor Julian Farrel and members of the "London Symphony Orchestra".

He has received advice from clarinetists such as Andrew Marriner, Michel Lethiec, François Benda, Roman Guyot, Mark Nuccio, Valdemar Rodriguez, or Harry Mäki among others.

Simón is the artistic director of "La Vilavella International Masterclass" with resident musicians such as the trombonist David Rejano (soloist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra), the Trompista Wolfgang Vladar (member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) or the violist Julio Lopez (member of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra) among others.

Simon recorded his first CD with the IPA label (International promoting of Arts) in Vienna during the next spring.