Sede | Head Office:
Edificio Estadio Olímpico
Puerta M. Isla de la Cartuja s/n
Teléfono | Telephone: (+34) 955 929 000
Fax: (+34) 955 929 218
Dirección Musical Orquesta Joven de Andalucía |
Principal Conductor of the Orquesta Joven de Andalucía: Manuel Hernández-Silva
Dirección Musical Joven Coro de Andalucía |
Principal Conductor of the Joven Coro de Andalucía: Lluis Vilamajó
Programa de la Agencia Andaluza de Instituciones Culturales.
Junta de Andalucía.
Director Unidad de las Artes Escénicas y Música |
Director of the Scenic Arts and Music Unit: Agustín Santamaría Fornes
Jefe del Área de Música | Head of the Music Area: Manuel Ferrand
Coordinador Docente | Educational Coordinator:
Archivo y Documentación Musical |
Archive and Musical Documentation: Enrique Amodeo
Coordinación Administrativa | Administrative Coordination: Rocío Gallego
Equipo de Gestión | Management Team:
Producción | Production: José Ramón Herrero
Ayudante de producción | Production Assistant: Federico Jiménez
Coordinadora de Grupo | Group Coordinator: Ana Barrera
Administración | Administration: José Ángel González
The Programa Andaluz para Jóvenes Intérpretes de la Agencia Andaluza de Instituciones Culturales de la Consejería de Educación, Cultura y Deporte de la Junta de Andalucía, was created in 1994 to promote and complement the musical training of promising young musicians who hope to play professionally. For such a purpose, the Orquesta Joven de Andalucía was created being extended in 2007 with the incorporation of the vocal group, the Joven Coro de Andalucía.
The Programme is open to young people born or living in the Andalusia Region, between 16 and 24 years of age (26 years for double bass players and 27 for the choir) who are studying music and want to complement their instrumental and vocal education. The selection of its members is made through auditions followed by three periods of work for the orchestra and two for the choir, in which the young musicians receive intensive training with professors of international prestige, finishing with a concert tour.
The Orquesta Joven de Andalucía has participated in several national and international festivals, performing concerts in Spain, France, Portugal, Scotland, England, Italy and Morocco. The recovery of Spanish and Andalusian musical heritage has also been encouraged with the performance of Amanecer, preludio sinfónico (Dawn, a Symphonic Prelude) by Jerónimo Giménez, the revival of La Muerte de Tasso by Manuel García, Margot by Joaquín Turina and the world premiere of the work Estampas de Goya (1928) by Quitín Esquembre, as well as the performance of young Andalusian composers like José María Sánchez-Verdú, Juan Cruz-Guevara, Santiago Báez or Rafael Peralta.
Since Christmas 2014, different activities have been organised to celebrate the 20 years since the creation of the Orquesta Joven de Andalucía. Worthy of mention is the concert tour with Javier Perianes as soloist; the performance in the Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla and the star event being the combined performance of the Orchestra and Choir in the closing of the Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada on July 10th and 11th, performing the famous score Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, under the baton of maestro Hernández-Silva and the spectacular stage production of La Fura dels Baus.
The Joven Coro de Andalucía has an extensive repertoire ranging from composers like Prés, Guerrero or Victoria to Stravinsky, Kodaly or contemporary composers like Tormis, Ericsson or Albright which have been performed under the batons of Julio Domínguez, Lluis Vilamajó, Michel Piquemal or Carlos Aransay.
It has collaborated with the Coro Tres Culturas of the Fundación Tres Culturas del Mediterráneo, performing concerts in Morocco with the Orchestre Nacional de Lille and Orchestre European Camerana, Ensemble Solti and the Orquesta Joven de Andalucía.
In 2014 the JCA has performed together with the Joven Orquesta Barroca de Andalucía in the production of the opera Dido & Aeneas by Henry Purcell, with the soloists Ruth Rosique (Dido), Rocío Frutos (Belinda), Damián del Castillo (Aeneas), Anna Moroz (Sorceress), Samuel Moreno (Spirit) and Víctor Sordo (Mariner), as well as the participation of members of the JCA Irene Garrido (Woman II), Solomiya Antonyak (Witch I) and Elena Martínez (Witch II), choir conductor Lluis Vilamajó and musical direction of Michael Thomas.
Finally, it is necessary to highlight its participation in the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Orquesta Joven de Andalucía last July, and has already been mentioned in the spectacular production of La Fura dels Baus of Carmina Burana by Orff and with the choir conductor Carlos Aransay.