Sede | Head Office:
Palau de la Música de Valencia
Paseo de la Alameda, 30
Teléfono | Telephone: (+34) 963 375 020
Móvil: (+34) 963 370 988
Subdirector de Música | Assistant Music Director : Ramón Almazán
Director Titular | Chief Conductor : Yaron Traub
Principal Director Invitado | Main Guest Conductor: Enrique García Asensio
Director Honorario | Honorary Conductor: José Iturbi
Regidores | Stage Managers: Blanca Jover/Salvador Carbó
Número de profesores | Number of professors: 103
Número de programas | No. de programmess: 30
Repertorio | Repertoire: Sinfónico y Lírico/Symphonic and Lyric: 30
The orchestra started the 2014-2015 season in September with four free recitals including works by Beethoven, Liszt, Korsakov and Tchaikovsky. Throughout the season which is to be developed until June, the Orquesta de Valencia goes through the subscription seasons of Autumn, Winter and Spring with soloists and conductors with the level of Philip Pickett, Mariví Blasco, Guillermo García Calvo, José María Moreno, Cristina Faus, Enrique García Asensio, Fabio Biondi, Lawrence Foster, Antoni Ros-Marbà, Pinchas Steinberg or Natalie Stutzmann.
The orchestra was created in 1943 under the baton of Joan Lamote de Grignon. In its long musical life, tours abroad should be mentioned, like that France and England (1950), Italy and Turkey with M. Rostropovich as soloist (1996), Germany (2002 and 2010) and Austria and Czech Republic with Joaquín Achúcarro at the piano (2008), besides performances in the international festivals of Schleswig-Holstein and Tage der neuer Musik of Zurich.
Principal conductors include H. von Benda, N. Annovazzi, H. Unger, J. Iturbi, E. García Asensio, P. Pirfano, García Navarro, L. Martínez Palomo, B. Lauret, M. Galduf and Miguel A. Gómez-Martínez. Since October 2005, the principal conductor and artistic director of the orchestra has been Yaron Traub. Among the guest conductors are A. Argenta, C. Krauss, H. Unger, J. Martinon, S. Celibidache, R. Chailly, V. Fedoseyev, K. Penderecki, Y. Menuhin, P. Maag, H. Rilling, Y. Temirkanov, J. López Cobos, G. Albrecht, F. P. Decker, R. Frübeck de Burgos, G. Herbig, A. Litton, Z. Mehta, G. Noseda, J. Panula, G. Pehlivanian, M. Plasson, C. Rizzi, P. Steinberg, W. Weller, etc.
With respect to soloists, the orchestra has counted with the collaboration of Barenboim, Brailowski, Buchbinder, Iturbi, Hahn, Harrell, Kremer, Lupu, Maiski, Mintz, Oistrakh, Pires, Pogorelich, Rachlin, Rostropovich, Rubinstein, Segovia, Shaham, Sokolov, Stern, Szeryng, Vengerov, Volodos, Yepes or Zabaleta. As far as singers are concerned, the orchestra has been accompanied by V. de los Ángeles, Arteta, Bayo, Behrens, Berganza, Bruson, Caballé, Cotrubas, van Dam, Domingo, Freni, Gedda, Jerusalem, Meier, Marton, Obraztsova, Ramey, Rysanek, Scotto, Stade, Varady, Voigt, etc. It has performed world premieres by C. Cano, Mira, Llácer Pla, Blanquer, Evangelista, Marco, de Pablo, Halffter, García Abril, López Artiga, L. Magenti, etc, with special mention for the first performance of the opera Maror by maestro Palau.
Its discography includes records with J. Iturbi performing as a soloist and conductor (works by Beethoven, Liszt, Falla, Turina…), recordings in which works by Albéniz, Serrano, Padilla, Palau, Garcés, Esplá, Rodrigo, M. Salvador and Llácer Pla are performed, as well several zarzuelas by Serrano, Chapí and Penella. The orchestra has its head office in the Palau de la Música of Valencia.