Violist of the Cuarteto Quiroga, Josep Puchades has been a member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Lucerne Festival Orchestra since 2005. In Addition he is Chamber Music Professor at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Aragon and viola professor at the Conservatorio Superior de les Illes Balears.
Born in Valencia, Spain, he has been a viola professor at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid and was solo viola in the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana under Maestros Lorin Maazel and Zubin Metha from 2006 to 2011.
He has played chamber music, solo recitals and solo concertos in Europe and the U.S.A, and has been featured at festivals and venues such as Open Chamber Music Prussia Cove, Norfolk, Tanglewood, Schleswig-Holstein, International Summer Academy Switzerland and Mozarteum Salzburg. He performed the Bartok Viola Concerto with the Radio Symphonieorchester Wien in 2004 and the Yale Philharmonia Orchestra in 2002.
Josep has been awarded 3rd prize in the II International Viola Competition Wien 2004, 1st prize in the Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition, New Haven, CT, 2002, and the Yale University Alumni Association Prize, 2002.
He has attended courses and masterclasses with Joseph de Pascuale, Gerard Caussé, Enrique Santiago, Jesse Levine, Julliard String Quartet, Tokyo String Quartet, Claude Franck, Peter Frankl, Erick Friedman, Peter Oundjian, Pamela Frack, Nobuko Imai and Seiji Ozawa.
Josep holds a bachelor’s degree from Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, a Master’s of Music and an Artist Diploma from Yale University and a Postgraduate degree from Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, having studied with Luis Llácer, Jesse Levine, Tokyo String Quartet and Thomas Riebl.