Orquesta Sinfónica de Bankia
Telephone: (+34) +34 656 926 693
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor: José Sanchís
Technical Manager and Artistic Coordinator: Mario Muñoz
With the Orquesta Sinfónica de Bankia —created in 2015— Bankia implements a musical group of a professional character integrated by 52 members, in whose activity programme, youth employment and the artistic and social goal are promoted through excellence, approaching music as a universal language to the whole Spanish society.
Within its line of supporting both youth and employment and echoing a project proposed by José Sanchís, Bankia decided to create its own symphonic orchestra with the purpose of offering a labour opportunity to young talents of music. The Orquesta Sinfónica de Bankia assumes as challenges the discovery of musical talent, recognition of effort, continued training work, as well as the employability of young instrument players of the elite who have finished their official training without finding a stable labour framework.
The Orquesta Sinfónica de Bankia has performed in the Palau de les Arts and the Palau de la Música de Valencia, the ADDA and the Teatro Principal de Alicante, Auditorio Miguel Delibes de Valladolid, Auditorio de Zaragoza, the Palau de la Música Catalana, the Auditorio Baluarte de Pamplona, the Teatro Monumental or the Plaza Mayor de Madrid, among many others. More than twenty thousand spectators attended its concerts assuring that the development environment of its musicians were competitive enough.
The chamber activity was also an option with a parallel programme, being aware of the versatility of styles of each one of them they could offer improvement in their options of getting employed. Different venues have been witnesses of this facet, like the Real Fábrica de Cristales de La Granja, the Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza or the Festival de Pedreguer.
José Sanchís (www.josesanchis.eu)
Born in Valencia, José Sanchís is considered as one of the Spanish orchestral conductors with greatest projection of his generation.
Currently, he is the principal conductor and artistic director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Bankia, a pioneer project in Spain and considered one of the emerging orchestras of the Spanish musical scenario. He is also principal conductor and artistic director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
On finishing his studies of Trumpet and History and Sciences of Music, he graduated in Orchestral Conducting with distinction by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music of United Kingdom.
He has conducted orchestras like the Orquesta de Valencia, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Orquesta de Córdoba, Joven Orquesta Nacional de España, Sophia Festival Orchestra, Orquesta Filarmónica Cidade de Pontevedra y la Orquesta Sinfónica del Conservatorio Superior de Música del Principado de Asturias, among others.
Likewise, he has conducted in the main auditoriums of Spain, such as Palau de la Música de Valencia, Auditorio de Zaragoza, Palau de la Música Catalana, Palau de les Arts de Valencia, Auditorio Baluarte de Pamplona, Teatro Monumental de Madrid, Auditorio Miguel Delibes de Valladolid, Auditorio Manuel de Falla de Granada and Auditorio Víctor Villegas de Murcia, to mention but a few.
In the field of the lyrical genre his repertoire includes: La Mirella by Charles Gounod, Le Roe d’s by Eduard Lalo, Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, Werther by Massenet, Aida by Verdi, The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein by Offenbach His repertoire in the Spanish lyrical genre includes, among others: La general by Vies, Luisa Fernanda by Moreno Taraba, El huésped del sevillano by Guerrero, La verbena de la paloma by Bretón and La dogaresa by Rafael Millán.
In October 2015, he made his debut as musical director in the Teatro Lírico Nacional de la Zarzuela in the production of Galanteos en Venecia by Barbieri (nominated for Premios Max 2016) and in 2017 in the Festival de Música Religiosa de Cuenca with Lazarus by Schubert.
He is secretary of AESDO (Spanish Association of Orchestral Conductors).