José María Mosqueda was born in Valverde-del-Camino, where he began his music studies at the age of eight. He continued to study in Cádiz, with Juan Carlos Armentia, winning the Conservatory prize. In 1994, he entered the Córdoba Conservatory, studying under Francisco González, where he received a graduation award. In 1996, he continued his clarinet and bass clarinet studies at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, with Walter Boeykens and Jan Guns, and belonged to the prestigious Walter Boeykens Clarinet Ensemble, with which he recorded a CD and toured the Netherlands and Belgium. During his two years in Belgium, he did several traineeships with the Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra. He later completed a graduate programme in London with Thea King, Julian Farrel (clarinet) and Ruth MacDowell (bass clarinet) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He performed Stavinsky’s L’histoire du soldat (original version) with Guildhall at the Canterbury Festival. He has played under the direction of conductors such as Simon Rattle and Leonard Slatkin. He has played 2nd Solo Clarinet with the Gulbenkian Orchestra since 1999.