José Luis Eca
José Luis Eca is a Peruvian clarinetist born in Lima. At the age of 15 he began his clarinet studies at the National Conservatory of Music, with the masters Hans Lewitus and Charles West. He was a part of “Camerata de Lima” Youth Orchestra, under the direction of the master Edward Brown, where he developed a very important music work. At the age of 18 he got into the National Symphonic Orchestra, under the guidance of the master Leopoldo La Rosa. He later travels to Santiago de Chile where he continues to improve his training, with the master Luis Rossi, at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.
When he returned to Lima, he rejoined the National Symphonic where he performed as a soloist numerous times. In the music industry, he held important clarinet soloist positions at the Prolyrical Orchestra, Renaissance Orchestra and Lima University Philharmonic. In 1992 he attended to International Clarinet Course in Caracas, Venezuela.
In 1999 Mr. Eca traveled to the city of Saint Petersburg, Russia, where he studied with the Professor Valery Bezruchenko at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. He later worked as a clarinet co-soloist in the Opera Theater Orchestra from the city Siktivkar, Russia.
Since 1999, he is the Clarinet Professor at the National Music University (UNM in spanish). Mr. Eca has premiered and recorded music pieces from Peruvian composers, like the Clarinet Concerto of the master Edgard Valcárcel.
As a professor, he organizes international clarinet courses at the National Music University, where he has published a clarinet music book from his master Hans Lewitus, sponsored by UNM.
In 2020 he completed his Masters in Education Administration in César Vallejo University.
In July 2021, he performed as a soloist in a clarinet ensemble concert at Moscow Tsaritsyno Palace, during the celebration of Peru’s Bicentennial Independence, event that was broadcast in all Russia, through social media, and had more than 3 million viewers.