GUEST LEAD DIRECTOR
Álvaro Albiach’s musical career started when he won the Grand Prize of the Jury and the audience award of Besançon’s International Contest in 1999. From there on he took on an intense activity with invitations from orchestras such as the Wiener Kamme- rorchester, NDR Radio Philharmonie de Hannover, Würtembergische Philharmonie, Staatskapelle Halle, Trondheim Symphony, Orchestre d’Auvergne, Nacional de Lyon, or the Philharmonic of Bogotá, as well as the main Spanish orchestras (ONE, ORTVE, the symphonic orchestras from Galicia, Barcelona, Comunidad Valenciana, the Orquesta de València, JONDE, etc.).
From 2012 to 2021 he has been the titular and artistic conductor of the orchestra of Extremadura. There he has engaged in an intense concert activity and of projection of the group, recognized by the public and the press, some highlights of which are the opera performances in the Merida Festival, the concerts in the Auditorio Nacional de Música, as well of the orchestra’s first recording for SONNY Classical of the work of José Zárate.
He combines the concert [esto no tiene mucho sentido] with an important presence in operas. He has worked with theaters such as the Real of Madrid, the Gran Teatre of Barcelona’s Liceu, Pesaro’s Festival Rossini, Bologna’s Teatro Comunale, Schleswig Holstein Festival, Granada’s and Peralada’s festivals, Oviedo’s Teatro Campoamor or Zarzuela’s, as well as many others. He has also collaborated with Spain’s National Ballet in Madrid and in Les Arts.