December 22, 2013
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Newly appointed general music director of the Staatskapelle Halle, Germany, where he will be in charge of the Philharmonic Orchestra and the Opera House, and now in his third season as music director of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Josep Caballé-Domenech was born in Barcelona, Spain into a family of musicians. He studied piano, percussion, singing, and violin and took conducting lessons with David Zinman and Jorma Panula at the Aspen Music Festival, Sergiu Comissiona, and also at Vienna’s University of Music and Scenic Arts.
He has conducted orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic in London, Tonhalle Zurich, WDR Cologne, Swedish Radio Symphony, Czech Philharmonic, DeutschesSimfonieOrchester Berlín, Munich Radio Orchestra, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Baden Baden Philharmonic, Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra in Milan, Trondheim Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, and OFUNAM México, among others, including Torroba’s Luisa Fernanda at the Theater an der Wien with Plácido Domingo and the RSO Wien, the world premiere of Enric Palomar’s La Cabeza del Bautista at the Barcelona Gran Teatre del Liceu, a new production of Puccini’s Tosca at the Vienna Volksoper, a debut at the Royal Albert Hall London, and a recording of Respighi’s Roman Trilogy for Onyx Classics with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He has been principal guest conductor of the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.
Recent highlights include the premiere of E. Palomar’s ballet Negro Goya at the 60th International Granada Festival, a debut at the Semperoper Dresden of Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro, Kömische Oper Berlin, Teatre Royal du Versailles/Paris, Montpellier, Concertgebouw Amsterdam with the Radio Chamber Orchestra, Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, Belo Horizonte Philharmonic/Brasil, Tampere Philharmonic/Finland, and a return to summer festivals like the Aspen Music Festival, the Texas Music Festival Houston, and the Wintergreen Festival in the USA, among others.
Future engagements include a new production of Bizet’s Carmen at the Semperoper Dresden and performances of Rossini’s Barbier and Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro, Puccini’s Bohème at the Staatsoper Berlina, and new productions in Essen and Toulouse.
Josep Caballé-Domenech was awarded the Aspen Prize from the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen. He was selected to be Sir Colin Davis’ Protégé in the first Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative’s inaugural cycle (2002-03).
For more information, you can visit Josep’s website and his Youtube page.