Orquesta Filarmónica Martín i Soler de Valencia, OFMISV
Ateneo Marítimo de Valencia
Calle La Reina, 68
Calle Genís Fira, 68
46134 Foios (Valencia)
Telephone: (+34) 667 232 442
Facebook: @OrquestaFilarmonicaMartinYSolerValencia | https://www.facebook.com/carmen.masarocas
Principal Conductor: Carmen Más-Arocas
President: Miquel Rodrigo Tamarit
Manager: Pablo Castañe
The Orquesta Filarmónica which carries the name of the world-renowned composer from Valencia Vicente Martín i Soler was created in 2011 with the support of the Asociación Foro Económico y Cultural Hispano Ruso as a fully philanthropic group. Its debut harvested great success in September 2012 in the Palau de la Música de Valencia.
Integrated by more than 45 string musicians, also members, and its wind group ‘Amigos de la OFMISV’, the Orchestra consists of performers who develop other professional activities, in this way altruistically developing its musical vocation.
Its main purposes are the active participation in projects answering musical and human concerns of each one of the members of the Orchestra, as well as the possibility of actively participating in the framework of the current society. Evidence of this was the charity concert completed on September 7th 2013 in the Palau de Valencia, for the Food Bank of Valencia, where more than 2,000 kg of non-perishable food was gathered.
The OFMISV, with venue at the Ateneo Marítimo de Valencia, has counted with the advice of prestigious musicians like Santiago Cantó, viola soloist of the Orquesta de Valencia; Elisabeth Wolteche, professor of the Professional Conservatory of Music ‘José Iturbi’ of Valencia; Ivan Balaguer, violoncello soloist of the Orquesta de Valencia; Julia Hu, viola player of the Orquesta de Les Arts de Valencia; Esther Vidal, first assistant violin of the Orquesta de Valencia; Javier Sapiña, double-bass soloist of the Orquesta de Valencia; Iñaki Etxepare, international soloist and pedagogue; Carlos García, clarinet soloist of the Orquesta de Bilbao; Stephan Forck, violoncello professor in the Higher Conservatory ‘Hanns Eisler Academy’ of Berlin; or the orchestra conductor Miquel Rodrigo. Moreover, it has collaborated with stage projects with choreographers like Rafael Darder, Gema Casino or Laura Villanueva.
It has been accompanied by soloists like the violinist Mikhail Spivak, the mezzosoprano Estíbaliz Ruiz or María de los Llanos, among others.
On June 3rd 2018 in the Palau de Valencia, it accompanied the prestigious horn quartet MMM & Stomvi, which, together with the orchestra performed for the first time the orchestral version of the overture-pasodoble Rodrigo el trompa, by the prestigious composer from Valencia, Ferrer Ferran.
The OFMISV, together with its principal conductor and artistic director Carmen Más-Arocas, is collaborating with the great maestro Andrés Valero-Castells, one of his most intimate and personal works Sinfonía núm. 3 ‘Epidemia Silenciosa’ coming soon.
In the same way that its members collaborate or have collaborated both collectively or individually with important institutions and training programmes, at a national and international level, like ¡¡MMM!! Mentoring Music Matters (training and mentoring of young talents), GRUNDTVIG (European Autonomous Body for educational programmes), AFITA (Asociación Festival Internacional de Trompistas de Aragón), Centro de Estudios Musicales de Onda (Castellón), Orfeón Navarro Reverter or the Professional Conservatory of Dancing of Valencia, taking part in programmes in important halls like the Palau de Valencia, El Castillo del Papa Luna en Peñíscola (Castellón), the Teatro Mirandés de Miranda de Ebro (Burgos), Jornadas de Sant Jordi en Banyeres de Mariola (Alicante), in the Auditorio de Castellón and in the Auditorio de Zaragoza in the Mozart Hall, in the series Jóvenes Orquestas Universitarias.
Carmen Más-Arocas is the principal conductor and artistic director of the OFMISV since its creation and her main aim is the collaboration with entities promoting culture and that may answer initiatives in the social and human field, worthy of mention being the collaboration with MMM (Music Mentoring Matters), being the resident conductor and Orchestra of the association, and in this way collaborating with musicians of great prestige, both national and international, committed with the mentoring of young people throughout their stage in the long path of musical learning.