He was born in Benifairo de Valldigna (Valencia, Spain).
He graduated in Valencia Conservatory with Professors Lucas Conejero and Juan Vercher. Then he completed his musical education with W. Boeykens, GuyDeplus, Alain Damiens, Tomas Friedli, Antoni Pay, G. Pieterson, Eric Hoeprich…
Emilio Ferrando was a former member of the Bilbao Wind Band. He has performed as a soloist and tutti in several chamber groups and orchestras such as Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, Valencia Symphony Orchestra, Galicia Symphony Orchestra, Valencia Grup Instrumental, Granada Orchestra, La Laguna Orchestra, Munich Bach Collegium, Canarias Philharmonic Orchestra, Galicia Royal Philharmonic, Spain National Orchestra, Madrid Symphony Orchestra, Illes Balears Orchestra, Bilbao Symphonic Orchestra, Orquesta de la Comunitat Valenciana…conducted by Lorin Maazel, Josep Pons, Manuel Galduf, Juanjo Mena, Ros Marbá, Juanjo Olives, Joan Cerveró, etc.
From 1985 to 2005 he has been Professor at Zaragoza Music Conservatory. Currently he is Professor at Valencia “Joaquín Rodrigo” Music Conservatory and also teaches at Illes Balears Conservatory.
Emilio Ferrando is member of several chamber music groups such as Trio Chalumeaux (clarinet, corni di bassetto and piano) or Trio Salmoè (cornis di bassetto), solo clarinet at Enigma Orchestra of Zaragoza and collaborates with the Valencia Grup Instrumental.
He has recorded for RTVE, Cataluña Radio and some CDs about contemporary music (Joaquin Homs, Berio, Angel Oliver Pina, A. Charles…).
In 2004 he performed the world premiere of K. Penderecki’s Concert for five clarinets with Madrid Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer.
Emilio Ferrando has been member of the jury in International Competition “Valentino Bucchi” in Italia (1999) and in national competitions (Xátiva 2008, Benicarlo 2007) and he is often invited to give master-courses and lectures in several conservatories, youth orchestras, universities and music schools.