Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Vicerrectorado de Extensión Universitaria, Cultura y Deporte de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Pabellón de Gobierno
Calle Isaac Peral, s/n
Telephone: (+34) 91 394 10 35 | (+34) 91 394 10 19
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor: José Sanchís
Vice-rector for Sports, Culture and University Extension: Isabel María García Fernández
Technical Director: Mario Muñoz
Administration: Sonia López
The Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (OSUCM) was created during the academic year 2012-2013 with the purpose of focusing music as a universal language, both to the Complutense university community itself and to the rest of society, promoting and disseminating its musical activities —symphonic, lyrical or chamber— and taking on as a challenge the discovery of musical talent and the training of young instrument players. In fact, we are talking about a musical group of an educational character in whose activity, non-profit programme the educational and artistic goals are joined.
The participants of the OSUCM —of which, at least half of them are UCM students and the rest students from other universities or senior centres— have an average age of 20 years. Since its birth, the priority of the orchestra has been to provide these students —always within the university framework— the opportunity of enhancing their musical and social development, by means of their participation in a stable group coordinated by the University itself through the Vice rector of Sport, Culture and University Extension. Within this framework, one of its main goals is to extend, develop and improve the musical knowledge of its members, to prepare them and facilitate their future access to professional groups and their job placement in the world of music, as well as complementing the musical training of all those students of university level who work with the two activities. This learning is achieved through the knowledge and practice of the orchestral repertoire and experience in chamber and symphonic groups, all the latter joined to the participation in integral artistic projects.
Moreover, an important particularity of this orchestra is that its activities are completed in a stable way with a weekly rehearsal throughout the entire academic year, which allows easy tackling of a repertoire with great difficulty and projection, besides stablishing an educational criterion based on regularity.
On the other hand, the OSUCM offers promotion and support of its members by means of master classes entrusted to specialised professors of recognised national and international prestige. The work of these professors is focussed on deepening the study of their instrument by means of orchestral practice, both individually and as a whole, as well as analysis and information sessions on the works performed during the year. Therefore, the members of the orchestra enjoy an elite and personalised teaching.
It has performed in the Anfiteatro Ramón y Cajal, Teatro-Auditorio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Auditorio de Zaragoza, Palau de la Música de Valencia, Teatro Filarmonía de Oviedo, Auditorio Lienzo Norte de Ávila, Auditorio Antonio Machado, Auditorio del Centro Cultural de Moncloa, en el Auditorio del CentroCentro de Cibeles and Teatro Real Coliseo de Carlos III de San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
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).