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 instrumentalists, in whose activity programme, the 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 OSB assumes as challenges the Discovery of musical talent, recognition of effort, continues 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 a 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.
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Born in Valencia, José Sanchís is considered as one of the Spanish orchestral conductors with greatest projection of his generation.
At the end of his studies of Trumpet and Music History and Science, he obtained the degree in Orchestra Conducting with distinction by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music of the 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 and the Orquesta Sinfónica del Conservatorio Superior de Música del Principado de Asturias, among others.
In the field of lyrical genre, his repertoire includes: La Mirelle by C. Gounod, Le Roi d’Ys by E. Lalo, Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro by W. A. Mozart, Werther by J. Massenet, Aida by G. Verdi, Marina by E. Arrieta, El gato montés by M. Penella, Luisa Fernanda by F. Moreno Torroba, La verbena de la Paloma by T. Bretón and La Dogaresa by R. Millán, among others.
Likewise he has conducted in the main auditorium of Spain like the 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, ADDA de Alicante, Auditori i Palau de Congresos de Castellón or Auditorio de Cuenca. In October 2015, he made his debut as musical conductor in the Teatro Lírico Nacional de la Zarzuela in the production of Galanteos en Venecia by F. A. Barbieri (nomination for the Premios Max 2016), in 2017 in the Semana de Música Religiosa de Cuenca with Lazarus by F. Schubert and in 2018 in the Teatro Góngora with the Orquesta de Córdoba.
At present he is the principal conductor and artistic director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Bankia, the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid and secretary of the AESDO (Spanish Association of Orchestra Conductors).