Jose Mor
He was born in Godella (Valencia) in 1976 and studied in the Conservatorio Superior "Joaquín Rodrigo" de Valencia, where he obtained his professional teacher's certificate. From 1992 to 1998, he studied with Lluís Claret at  the Escola de Musica de Barcelona. He studied in London with Charles Tunnell, principal cellist of the English Chamber Orchestra, and coached as well with Vicente Costa Cortell. He attended master classes with Pedro Corostola, Radu Aldulescu, Martti Roussi, Lluís Claret, Bernard Greenhouse, Charles Tunnell y Frans Helmerson. He has been a member of the Joven Orquesta del Mediterraneo (OJM) and the Joven Orquesta de España (J.O.N.D.E.). He has collaborated with various orchestras and instrumental groups in Valencia and with the Orchestra de Valencia. He has won numerous prizes and awards:  first prize in the Claret Brothers Competition (1995), honorable mention for his performance with the Kronos Trio in the  "Primer Palau"  cycle sponsored by the Palau de la Musica  (Barcelona, 1997), first prize in the string division of the Concurso Permanente de Jóvenes Intérpretes de Juventudes Musicales de España (Sabadell, 1998), first prize of the IV Contest of Young Interpreters "City of Xátiva" (2000). As a founding member of the L.O.M. Piano Trio, he has won various prizes, including:  first prize of the national contest "Paper de Música" in Capellades (2003), first prize in the national chamber music competition "Montserrat Alavedra" (2004),  first prize in the International Music Tournament Competition (France, 2004), and the special prize for the best piano trio in the Gaetano Zinetti Competition (Verona, 2006). He has performed the E. Casals Concerto for Cello and Orchestra with the JONDE in Saragossa, and the Schumann Cello Concerto with the Orchestra of the 21st century in Barcelona. He is currently principal cellist of the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC).