June 26, 2013
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Now in his second season as Music Director of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Spanish conductor Josep Caballé-Domenech is consistently cited for his passion and insightful interpretations. His performances have been hailed throughout Europe, Scandinavia, and Japan for the consistently beautiful and lush sound that he draws from the orchestra. In addition to his regular duties in Colorado Springs, Mr. Caballé-Domenech has appeared in the United States with the Amarillo Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Houston Symphony, Napa Valley Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, and the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, as well as multiple engagements with the Aspen, Texas (Houston), and Wintergreen festivals.
Also active as a guest conductor around the world, Mr.Caballé-Domenech’s upcoming engagements include debuts in Paris, Montpellier, Amsterdam, Hallé, and San Sebastian, as well as re-invitations to London, Bern, Fort Worth, the Norwegian Youth Orchestra, and Barcelona, among others. Previous collaborations include the Aalborg Symphony, Baden-Baden Symphony, BBC Orchestra/Wales, Belgian National Orchestra, Bern Symphony, Czech Philharmonic, DSO/Berlin, Graz Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, Malmø Symphony, Munich Radio Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona, Orchestra Giuseppe Verdi/Milan, Philharmonic Orchestra of Minas Gerais, Porto National Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic/London, Royal Scottish Orchestra, RTE National Orchestra/Dublin, RTVE Orchestra/Madrid, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, St. Gallen Symphony, Stavanger Symphony, Stockholm Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic, Tonkünstlerorchester/Vienna, Trondheim Symphony, WDR/Cologne, and the Zurich Tonhalle.
After the recent success of Mr.Caballé-Domenech’s debut at the Dresdner Semperoper conducting Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, he returns this season to conduct Rossini’s Barber of Seville and a new production of Carmen. He has also directed productions at Barcelona’s Liceu, including Mozart’s Così fan tutti, Haydn’s Il mondo della luna, Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, Granados’s Maria del Carmen, and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. He has also led Liceu productions at the Savonlinna Festival and at La Fenice in Venice. Mr. Caballé-Domenech has conducted Le nozze di Figaro at the Stuttgart State Opera, Tosca, Carmen, and Le nozze di Figaro at the Vienna Volksoper, La Bohème at Lisbon’s Teatro São Carlos, and a highly acclaimed production of Luisa Fernanda at the Theater an der Wien with Placido Domingo in the principal role.
Born in Barcelona to a family of musicians, Josep Caballé-Domenech’s early studies included piano, violin, voice, and percussion. He later studied conducting at the University of Music and Scenic Arts in Vienna and at the American Academy of Conducting in Aspen with David Zinman, Jorma Panula, and Sergiu Comissiona, where he also received the Aspen Prize. Mr. Caballé-Domenech was named Sir Colin Davis Protégé in the inaugural cycle of Rolex’s Mentor/Protégé Arts Initiative in 2002. He was principal guest conductor of the Norrköping Symphony from 2005-07.
“Caballé-Domenech led a Dvořák Eighth Symphony compelling from first note to last … a performance that sang when it should and danced when it wanted.” —Dallas Morning News
For more information, you can visit Josep’s website and his Youtube page.