José Suñer Oriola, born in El Puig de Santa Maria (Valencia), studied Harmony, Counterpoint, Analysis and Percussion at the Conservatory of Valencia, and Conducting and Composition with Maestro Julio Ribelles.
He participated in Music Festivals in Barcelona, Nimes, Luxembourg, Maastricht, Ludwigshafen, Innsbruck, Paris, Edimburgh, London, Tokyo, Shangai, Cincinnati, Nashville and Chicago.
He was a member of the San Sebastian Wind Orchestra, San Sebastian Consevatory, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, and the Barcelona Opera Symphony Orchestra.
Nowaday, José Suñer Oriola is Professor at the Valencia Municipal Wind Orchestra.
His works are published by Catalana d’Edicions Musicals (Barcelona, Spain), Tot per l’Aire Publishers (Valencia, Spain), Rivera Publishers (Valencia, Spain), and Blas-Basen (Stockholm, Sweden) being performed in Europe, America, Australia, Japan and China. He is a member of SGAE, WASBE and the M. I. Valencian Music Academy. He is Fennell Special Prize Award at The First Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra Composition Competition 2006; SACEM Prize, third prize in composition Coups de Vents 2008 in Lille – France; also being a finalist in the Second Composition Contest Frank Ticheli in New York, USA 2009.
In November 2011 he was invited by the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU).
In July 2013 conducted a lecture on his music in Berklee Valencia, and was nominated for his work Phobos in the Hollywood Music in Media Awards in Los Angeles, USA 2013. And in 2015 was also nominated in the HMMA for his work El Jardín de las Hespérides.