Spanish National Orchestra

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The Orquesta Nacional de España (Spanish National Orchestra) is a symphonic orchestra that is based in Madrid, Spain.[1]

History[edit]

Although working since in 1937 during the Spanish civil war,[2] the orchestra was legally founded in 1940,[3] by the merging of Perez Casas' Filarmónica and the Orquesta Sinfónica of Enrique Fernández Arbós.

The first official concert of the newly founded orchestra was in March 1941 at the Teatro Maria Guerrero in Madrid conducted by the Portuguese conductor Luís de Freitas Branco. The principal conductors of these first years of the orchestra were Ernesto Halffter, José María Franco, Enrique Jordá, Eduard Toldrà and Jesús Arámbarri, until the designation of the first principal conductor of the orchestra, Bartolomé Pérez Casas. After his death the new principal conductor was Ataúlfo Argenta, who was in the orchestra from 1945 as the keyboard instruments player.[4]

Principal conductors[edit]

2014-15 roster[edit]

Source: The Spanish National Orchestra's official website

Concertmasters Mauro Rossi, Birgit Kolar, Ane Matxain
First Violins Jesús León, José Enguídanos, Krzysztof Wisniewski, Ángel Alonso, Laura Calderón, Antonio Cárdenas, Jacek Cygan, Yoomim Chang, Kremena Gancheva, Raquel Hernando, Ana Llorens, Luz Moreno, Elena Nieva, Rosa Núñez, Stefano Postinghel, Mar Rodríguez, Georgi Vasilenko
Second Violins Joan Espina, Laura Salcedo, Javier Gallego, Mario Pérez, Manuel Ambroa, Nuria Bonet, David Cañete, Carlos Cuesta, Amador Marqués, Gilles Michaud, Alfonso Ordieres, Roberto Salerno
Violas Cristina Pozas, Lorena Otero, Virginia Aparicio, Carlos Barriga, Roberto Cuesta, Dolores Egea, Paz Herrero, Julia Jiménez, Pablo Rivière, Dionisio Rodríguez, Gregory Salazar
Cellos Miguel Jiménez, Ángel Quintana, Mariana Cores, Enrique Ferrández, Adam Hunter, José Mañero, Nerea Martín, Josep Trescolí
Double-basses Antonio García, Ramón Mascarós, Luis Navidad, Pablo Múzquiz, Bárbara Veiga
Flutes Juana Guillem, José Sotorres, Ángel Angulo, Antonio Arias-Gago, José Oliver
Oboes Víctor Ánchel, Robert Silla, Vicente Sanchís, Rafael Tamarit, Ramón Puchades
Clarinets Enrique Pérez, Javier Balaguer, José Tomás, Carlos Casadó, Eduardo Raimundo
Bassoons Enrique Abargues, Vicente Palomares, Miguel Alcocer, Miguel Simó, José Masiá
Trumpets Manuel Blanco, Adán Delgado, Vicente Martínez
Horns Salvador Navarro, Rodolfo Epelde, Javier Bonet, Carlos Malonda, Salvador Ruiz
Trombones Edmundo Vidal, Carlos Matamoros, Enrique Ferrando, Jordi Navarro, Francisco Guillén
Tuba Miguel Navarro
Harp Nuria Llopis
Percussion Juanjo Guillem, Rafael Gálvez, Pascual Osa, Félix Castro, Pedro Moreno

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Orquesta Nacional de España". Columbia Astists Management Inc. Retrieved 24 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Orquesta Nacional de Espana OCNE". Askonas Holt. Retrieved 24 August 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ Luis Mario Fraile. "Orquestas en España" (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 August 2009. 
  4. ^ Luis Mario Fraile. "Orquestas en España" (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 August 2009. 

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