ENSEMBLES 2023

Ensemble de la Mediterrània

Ensemble de la Mediterrània

 

The Ensemble de la Mediterrània was born during the pandemic that hit our planet and with the need to perform Concerts during this time with different formats on stages that limited capacity, etc. The Ensemble is part of the OJPA Association, this group was born in 2009 with one objective: to train musicians means to train people, to convey values, ideas and commitments to them in a didactic way that not only encourages them to be better in their discipline, but also in their day to day. For this reason, the Ensemble de la Mediterrània is more than just a musical group, it is a fundamental stage in the lives of many people. A meeting point in which young people from the entire province of Alicante share experiences and dreams with a fundamental common denominator: their passion for music. Since its creation, the OJPA Association has toured Austria, the Netherlands, Germany and France, participating in the most prestigious Music Festivals in Europe: Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany, SCL-Festiva Summa Cum Laude in Vienna , FIJO-International Festival of Young Orchestras of Alicante, etc. The OJPA Association has been the first and only Spanish Orchestra to receive the ¨First Prize with Excellence¨ in the editions of the SCL International Competition in Vienna in 2015, 2017 and 2018, prizes recognized with the privilege of performing in such prestigious venues as the Konzerthaus and Golden Hall of the Musikverein, headquarters of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. These milestones want to be replicated by the Ensemble de la Mediterrània during this new journey led by the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor 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) 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 has made many recordings including Mozart’s Requiem for RNE (Radio Nacional de Espana). He works and continues to collaborate with musicians like Shlomo Mintz, Sergei Redkin, Edicson Ruiz, Carla Leurs, Rusanda Panfili, Paye Srinarong, Sofia Vasheruk, Àlex Garrobé, Alfredo Ferre, Andrei Chestiglazov, Ignacio Rodes, José Sempere, Maite Alberola, 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. 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”.

 

 

 

Competition Program

 

Giuseppe Verdi (1823 - 1901)   Triumphal March from Aida
Arturo Márquez (*1950)   Conga del Fuego Nuevo
José Pablo Moncayo (1912 - 1958)   Huapango
Antonio Álvarez (1897 - 1964)   Suspiros de España

 

 

Additional Concerts Program

 

Giuseppe Verdi (1823 - 1901)   Triumphal March from Aida
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)   Danse macabre Op. 40
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)   Danse Bacchanale
Arturo Márquez (*1950)   Conga del Fuego Nuevo
Arturo Márquez (*1950)   Danzón Nº 2
José Pablo Moncayo (1912 - 1958)   Huapango
Antonio Álvarez (1897 - 1964)   Suspiros de España