Born in 1979 in Pinoso (Alicante), José Luis begins his horn studies with Enrique Rodilla.
After studying at the Conservatory of Alicante with Vicente Navarro he continues in the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Herman Jeurissen, where he finishes his Bachelor and Master Diplomas Cum Laude.
After playing for almost a decade in the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra he became principal horn at Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, position which he quited to become a member of the prestigious Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 2016.
He is a regular guest horn player with different orchestras from Europe, working with conductors like Riccardo Chailly, Neeme Järvi, Valery Gergiev, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, Yannik Nézet-Séguin, and Esa Pekka Salonen.
As a solo musician he has performed recitals or solo concertos in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Brazil, China and Spain, where he also has been invited to give Master Classes for young students.