Antoni Ros-Marbà

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Antoni Ros-Marbà (Catalan pronunciation: [ənˈtɔni ˈroz mərˈβa]) (born 1937 in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat) is a Spanish conductor from Catalonia. He began his musical education at the Conservatori Superior de Música de Barcelona. He studied conducting with Eduard Toldrà, Sergiu Celibidache, and Jean Martinon.

In 1966, after the founding of the RTVE Symphony Orchestra in Madrid, Ros-Marbà won a conducting competition and was named the Principal Conductor of this orchestra. In 1967, he became Principal Conductor of the Orquestra Ciutat de Barcelona, until 1978, and again from 1981 to 1986. In 1978 he was named Music Director of the Spanish National Orchestra. From 1979-1986, he led the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra as Principal Conductor.

In 2005, in the National Day of Catalonia, arranged a new version for the Catalonia national anthem, interpreted by the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya and the Orfeó Català.

In recent years Ros-Marba has conducted the Real Filharmonia de Galicia in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

A selection of Antoni Ros Marbà's scores is preserved in the Biblioteca de Catalunya. This selection includes scores from the time that Ros Marbà collaborated with Esbart Verdaguer.

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Cultural offices
Preceded by
none
Director, RTVE Symphony Orchestra
1965–1967
Succeeded by
Enrique García Asensio
Preceded by
Rafael Ferrer
Principal Conductor, Orquestra Ciutat de Barcelona
1967–1978
Succeeded by
Salvador Mas
Preceded by
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
Principal Conductor, Orquesta Nacional de España
1978–1981
Succeeded by
Jesús López-Cobos
Preceded by
Szymon Goldberg
Principal Conductor, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
1979–1986
Succeeded by
Hartmut Haenchen
Preceded by
Salvador Mas
Principal Conductor, Orquestra Ciutat de Barcelona
1981–1986
Succeeded by
Franz-Paul Decker