Carlos Gálvez [ES/NL] is a clarinetist specialized in contemporary music and bass clarinet. His musical interest goes from written music from 20th to 21st centuries, developing new repertoire working closely with young composers and improvisation projects. After his musical education with Harry Sparnaay at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (1995-2002), Carlos co-founded several groups, like Insomnio Ensemble (clarinetist from 1998 to 2010), N Collective and DUOMETRIE (bass clarinet & percussion).
Carlos collaborates with ICTUS Ensemble, ASKO-Schoenberg Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, musikFabrik, Ives Ensemble, Klangforum Wien, Trio Arbós and Ensemble RESIDENCIAS, working under conductors and composers like Emilio Pomarico, Peter Eotvos, Reinbert de Leeuw, Stefan Asbury, Peter Rundel, Beat Furrer, Gerorges-Elie Octors, Oliver Knussen, Brian Ferneyhough, Gyorgy Ligeti, Pierre Boulez, Helmut Lachenmann, Franco Donatoni, Luca Francesconi, Bruno Mantovani, Wolfgang Rihm and Tom Johnson.
He has performed at many international festivals and has been soloist with the Nieuw Ensemble, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Espai Sonor and Insomnio Ensemble. In 2000, after several working sessions with Pierre Boulez, Carlos Gálvez performed for the first time the version for bass clarinet and live electronics of Dialogue de l’ombre double. From 2008-2011, he has been teaching a bass clarinet seminar at the Vigo Conservatory in Spain.