Prizes at Casals (1976) and Rostropovitch (1977)
Competitions help to project his international career to the principal
capitals of Europe, America and Asia, invited by orchestras like Washington
National Symphony, Czech Philharmonic, English
Chamber, France National Orchestra, and others from Tokyo, Seoul, Düsseldorf,
Stuttgart, Bamberg, Moscu, Madrid, Barcelona...Under the baton of Vaclav
Neuman, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Pierre Boulez, Karl Münchinger,
Dimitri Kitaienko, Sakari Oramo and Georges Malcom among others.
Chamber music and pedagogie are an important and essential part of
Lluís Claret professional activity.
He founded the Barcelona Trio (1980-1993), performs regularly with
the pianists Josep-Maria Colom and Benedicte Palko and collaborates
very often with other prestigious musicians at Festivals like Kuhmo,
Naantali, Ernen, l'Epau, Pablo Casals (Prades), Granada, Seoul...
His is actualy teaching at the "Victoria dels Angels" Music
School at Sant Cugat (Barcelona) and the Toulouse
and gives Master Classes in France, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, USA,
Japan and Korea.
Together with Bernard Greenhouse he conducts a seminar at the Abbey
of Fontfroide (France).
Regularly Lluís Claret is invited as Jury Member of International
Competitions ( Rostropovitch-Paris, Paulo-Helsinki, Pablo
Adam- New Zealand...) and he is the Chairman at the International
Cello Competition "Lluís Claret", City of Moguer (Spain).
His great interest in contemporary music brought him to a close professional collaboration
with Henri Dutilleux, Witold Lutoslawski, Kristoff
Penderecki, Joan Guinjoan, Iannis Xenakis and Pierre Boulez.