ENSEMBLES 2022

Ensemble de la Mediterrània

Ensemble de la Mediterrània

 

The Ensemble de la Mediterrània was founded during the pandemic that hit our planet due to the need to adapt concerts during this time to different formats on stages with a limited capacity. The Ensemble is part of the OJPA Association, whose group was founded in 2009 with the main goal of training musicians at the time that conveys values, ideas and commitment into the trainees in a didactic way. This encourages them not only to be better in their discipline but also in their daily life. For this reason, the Ensemble de la Mediterrània is more than just a musical group. It is a transition stage in some people’s life, a meeting point where young trainees from all over the province of Alicante share experiences and a common dream; their passion for music. Since its creation, the OJPA Association has toured concerts in Austria, the Netherlands, Germany and France, as well as it has participated in the most prestigious Music Festivals in Europe, including the Scheleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany, the SCL-Festiva Summa Cum Laude in Vienna or the FIJO-International Festival of Young Orchestras of Alicante. The OJPA Association has been the first and only Spanish Orchestra to receive the First Prize with Excellence in the editions of the Vienna SCL International Competition in 2015, 2017 and 2018. This award recognizes the privilege to perform in venues as prestigious as the Konzerthaus or the Golden Hall of the Musikverein both of which host the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. These milestones are intended to be replicated by the Ensemble de la Mediterrània during this new journey led by the Principal Conductor and Artistic Director Francisco Maestre.

 

 

 

Francisco Maestre

Francisco Maestre

Conductor

Principal Conductor and Artistic Director from 2009 of the Orquesta de Jóvenes de la Provincia de Alicante (OJPA-Ensemble de la Mediterrània) and Artistic Director of the Festival Internacional de Jóvenes Orquestas de Alicante (FIJO). Received formal training and development in Spain from Maestros Yaron Traub, Dima Slobodeniouk and José De Eusebio, and for three consecutive years, was selected to participate in the Annual Programme for Conductors in Saint Petersburg, Russia by Maestro Alexander Polyanichko. Has conducted the Symphony Orchestra of Galicia, Youth Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Palermo Classica Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Region of Murcia, National Youth Orchestra of Thailand, Eurasian Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Saint Petersburg Vasiliev Ostrov, National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra of Turkey, Youth Orchestra of Rome, Orchestra d’Archi Giovanile della Svizzera Italiana, Amersfoorts Jeugd Orkest, National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Chile among others. He works and continues to collaborate with musicians like Shlomo Mintz, Sergei Redkin, Edicson Ruiz, Carla Leurs, Paye Srinarong, Sofia Vasheruk, Àlex Garrobé, Alfredo Ferre, Andrei Chestiglazov, Ignacio Rodes, José Sempere, Maite Alberola, Manuel Fuentes María Eugenia Antúnez, Marcelo Guzzo, Suzanne Kantorski, Alok Kumar… Since 2012, he has directed the Teatro Monumental de Madrid, and participated in the most prestigious music festivals in Europe, like the Music Festival of Schleswig-Holstein (SHMF), Festival Palermo Classica, Festival Internacional de Jóvenes Orquesta de Alicante and Summa Cum Laude Youth Music Festival of Vienna, from where he gained the First Prize for the Symphony Orchestra category in 2015, 2017 y 2018. His commitment to contemporary music and composers led him to conduct the premiere in Spain of the Concert for Double Bass & Orchestra by R. Martinsson together with the soloist Edicson Ruiz of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlín, and the premiere in Europe of the Ópera: “Oh My Son”. In July 2014, he premiered “Libertadores” of Óscar Navarro and the Concert for Guitar and Orchestra of the composer Simone Iannarelli at the Festival Internacional de Guitarra “José Tomás”.

 

 

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Competition Program

 

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)   Hungarian Dance No. 5
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)   Hungarian Dance No. 6
Manuel de Falla (1876 - 1946)   El Amor Brujo-Danza Ritual del Fuego
Arturo Márquez (*1950 )   Danzón No. 2

 

 

Additional Concerts Program

 

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)   Hungarian Dance No. 5
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)   Hungarian Dance No. 6
Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)  

Carmen Suites
(I. Les Toréador - II. Prélude - III. Aragonaise - IV. Séguidille - V. Les Dragons D´Alcala - VI. Habanera - VII. Intermezzo - VIII. Chanson du Toréador - IX. Danse Bohème)

Manuel de Falla (1876 - 1946)   El Amor Brujo-Danza Ritual del Fuego
Arturo Márquez (*1950 )   Danzón No. 2