ENSEMBLES 2015

The Chamber Orchestra Promúsica of Málaga

The Chamber Orchestra Promúsica of Málaga

 

The Chamber Orchestra Promúsica of Málaga was created in 2009. It is the orchestra with the best students of Orchestral Project Promúsica of Málaga, which is an orchestral training program for young string players created by violinist and pedagogue Javier Claudio. This program, which consists of three string orchestras of different levels and ages, is supported by the Association Promúsica of Málaga and sponsored by the Music Foundation of Málaga and the strings house of Vienna “Thomastik”. Aims to provide support, training and musical stimulus currently more than ninety children and young people from age 6-26 are part of it. The most striking feature of the project is that older students help as volunteers in the formation of smaller, creating a very special interweaving.
Promúsica Chamber Orchestra has become one of the cultural identity signs of their city, which it is since its foundation an intense activity that exceeded in just about five years one hundred and fifty concerts. The Orchestral Proyect Promúsica makes chamber music, didactic concerts, ballets, with choir and soloists of international and national talents and even collaborations with international musical personalities as the baritone Carlos Alvarez prestigious feature programs. The orchestra also performs charity work, collaborating with good cause and institutions like the Ronald McDonald Foundation, Foundation Cesar Scariolo Foundation Huelín Father, Manos Unidas, Caritas, among others.
They have been successful with audiences and critics in concert halls and auditoriums of their city, they have also been present in cultural events as well as in other municipalities and provinces as Linares, Cuenca, Bailen, Navas de San Juan, Andújar, Fuentevaqueros, Granada, Almuñecar, Motril, Benalmádena, Marbella, Nerja, Competa, Torremolinos, Fuengirola, etc and recently in international scope, participating in prestigious festivals in major city like Perugia, Siena, Montecatini and Florence, in Italy, in Aix en Provence, Bourg saint Andéol, or Avignon, in French Brittany, on the occasion of being named the latter, European Capital of Culture 2013. In 2011, the Chamber Orchestra Promúsica won special mention at the Young Performers Competition Creates Malaga. This orchestra is also resident orchestra of the international competition Violins for Peace since 2013 and of the Canovas Theatre in Malaga since 2014 and also collaborates with national Intercentros competition.
They have recorded two CDs including Spanish music and are also on global portals Itunes and Spotify. There have also been several world premieres. The Project orchestras are integrated into the international cultural organization UNESCO.
Every year in June, the association organizes the Campus Promúsica of Torremolinos. In the upcoming months, the orchestras of the project have provided various international performances in cities like Riga, Paris, Lisbon and Vienna.

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Javier Claudio Portales

Javier Claudio Portales

Conductor

(Violin Teacher at the Superior Conservatory of Music in Málaga, Dr. Professor in the Department of Music Education at the University of Málaga, artistic director of Promúsica Project and coordinator of Campus Promúsica Torremolinos and Festival of Youth Orchestras of Almuñecar)
Javier Claudio Portales studied violin in Spain, Luxembourg and Austria, obtaining the highest grades, Extraordinary Award Grade and the II International Violin Grand Prix of Spain. He has studied with violinists from the likes of Igor Ozim, Michael Grube, Bretislav Novotny, T. Adamopoulos, Anna Baget or Agustín León Ara, among others.
He was integrated various symphony orchestras and chamber as tutti, concertmaster and soloist, and various chamber ensembles (duo and trio), with concerts in Spain, Algeria, France, Italy, Denmark, Austria and Germany.
As a teacher, he has a history of nearly three decades in which he participated as a speaker at international conferences and has given lectures, and courses for students and teachers throughout the country (Almería, Huelva, Granada, Murcia, Ibiza, Madrid, etc). He is the author of several articles in professional journals and of about twenty books and of books with different publishers on learning the violin that are distributed and implemented in various Spanish-speaking countries and the US.
He was appointed by the Government of Andalusia as editor-rapporteur of the LEA (Law Education of Andalucía) to the basic teachings of music in this region.
He is Doctor in the Faculty of the Department of Education of Málaga and is a member of the research group "Albatros".
He has served on the jury of various competitions such as “Angeles Reina”, Young Musicians of Ayto Malaga or Muñoz Molleda (Cádiz). He recorded a CD with the Chamber Orchestra Rosa Faria, which he created and directed for ten years with concerts inside and outside of Spain and two CDs as Director of Orchestral Project Promúsica of Malaga. He has also directed several meetings to Cuenca Youth Orchestra, Allegro Chamber Orchestra of Andújar and Academy Orchestra of Lisbon.
He is currently professor of violin at the Conservatory of Music in Málaga, Professor in the Department of Music Education at the University of Málaga, artistic director of Promúsica Project and coordinator of the Campus Promúsica Torremolinos Festival of Youth Orchestras of Almuñecar.

 

 

Competition Program

 

Joaquín Malats (1872-1912)   Serenata Española
Astor Piazzola (1921-1992)   Invierno Porteño
Aldemaro Romero (1928-2007)   Fuga con Pajarillo
W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)   Divertimento in Fa major (I mov.), KV 138

 

 

Additional Concerts Program

 

G. Ph. Telemann (1681-1767)   "Don Quijote" Suite
1 Overture (Largo Allegro)
2 Awakening of Don Quixote (Andantino)
3 His Attack on the Windmills (Moderato)
4 Sighs of Love for Princess Aline (Andante)
5 Sancho Pansa Swindled (Alegro Moderato)
6 Rosinante Galloping (Allegretto)
7 The Gallop of Sancho Pansa´s Mule
8 Don Quixote at Rest (Vivace)
W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)   Divertimento in Fa major
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Presto
Karl von Ordoñez (1734-1786)   Sinfonía in Fa minor
1. Allegro molto
2. Andantino Scherzante
3. Menuetto
4. Finale
Joaquín Malats (1872-1912)   Serenata Española
Astor Piazzola (1921-1992)   Invierno Porteño
Aldemaro Romero (1928-2007)   Fuga con Pajarillo