Sergio Castelló López
Principal clarinet at the halle - Clarinet tutor at RNCM
Sergio Castelló López was born in Xàtiva, Spain, in 1994. He began learning the clarinet at the age of five and went on to study with Michel Arrignon and Enrique Pérez at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid.
As a student he was awarded several first prizes at music competitions, and also played with some youth orchestras like the European Union Youth Orchestra and Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra.
In 2015 Sergio left college to become Principal Clarinet at l’Opéra de Limoges, in France, before taking up his current post the following year as Principal Clarinet of the Hallé Orchestra. As well as playing principal in the orchestra, Sergio has also taken the solo roles in concertos and recorded Debussy’s Première Rhapsodie on the Hallé own label. Sergio also enjoys performing as a guest with orchestras around the world, including the Orquesta Nacional de España, London Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Orquestra de Les Arts, BBC Philharmonic, RLPO, CBSO, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and RSNO amongst others.
Sergio has played in several festivals including Lucerne Festival, Aix-en-Provence and the BBC Proms. Sergio also enjoys teaching and is currently a clarinet tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Sergio plays on Légende and Tosca clarinets