Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana - Les Arts

Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana

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The Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana (OCV), leading orchestra at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, was created in 2006 and comprises international musicians, personally selected by the founder music director, Lorin Maazel. In a short time, the OCV has been positioned among the most upwardly moving orchestras internationally. The main task of the orchestra is to perform in the orchestra pit during the opera season at Palau de les Arts. To their flexibility in opera, their brilliant personality to tackle ambitious scripts of symphonic repertoires is added. Conducted by Lorin Maazel, the orchestra polished its technique and became a versatile group capable of performing complex scores of very differing styles. Subsequently, its music directors have been Omer Meir Wellber, Roberto Abbado and Fabio Biondi, as well as Ramón Tebar as principal guest conductor. Maestro Zubin Mehta has also had close relations with the OCV since it was created. The two performances of Wagner’s famous Tetralogy consolidated the international prestige of the young but solid orchestra. The presence of other great names in contemporary orchestra conducting such as Riccardo Chailly, Andrew Davis, Valery Gergiev, Gianandrea Noseda or Georges Prêtre, and their activity in the recording market contributes to place the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana among the most exemplary and dynamic symphonic projects of our time.

Musicians

FIRST VIOLINS
Gjorgi Dimcevski, concertmaster
Po-An Lin, assistant principal
Benjamin Scherer, assistant principal
Susanna Gregorian
Marija Nemanyté
Teresa Nikolova-Nolen
Mikhail Spivak
Roman Svirlov
Elena Trushkova

SECOND VIOLINS
Anastasia Pylatyuk, principal
Anna Stepanenko, assistant principal
Dasha Dubrovina
Lelia Iancovici
Evgeni Moryatov
Alexander Nikolaev
Katriina Saloheimo
Eri Takeya

VIOLAS
Sergio Sáez, assistant principal
Javier Alejandro Cárdenas
Julia Hu
Ana Mba
Andrey Ovchinnikov

VIOLONCELLOS
Rafał Jezierski, co-principal
Arne Neckelmann, assistant principal
Salvador Bolón
Alejandro Friedhoff
Olga Kotchenkova

DOUBLE-BASSES
Mihai Ichim, principal
Zoltan Dosa, assistant principal
Matthew Baker
David Molina
Gianluca Tavaroli
Priscilla Vela

HARP
Cristina Montes, principal

FLUTES
Magdalena Martínez, principal
Virginie Reibel, assistant principal

Piccolo
Virginie Reibel

OBOES
Christopher Bouwman, principal
Pierre Antoine Escoffier, principal
Ana Rivera, assistant principal

Cor Anglais
Ana Rivera

CLARINETS
Joan Enric Lluna, principal
Tamás Massànyi, co-principal
Francisco Javier Ros, assistant principal
Cecilio Vilar, assistant principal

E-flat clarinet
Cecilio Vilar

Bass clarinet
Francisco Javier Ros

BASSOON
Salvador Sanchis, principal
Alba González, assistant principal

Contrabassoon
Alba González

HORNS
Bernardo Cifres, principal
Jesús Sánchez, co-principal
Miguel Martín
David Sánchez

TRUMPETS
Rubén Marqués, principal
Josep Olcina

TROMBONES
Juan Manuel Real, co-principal
Ignacio Pérez, assistant principal
José Vicente Faubel

Bass and contrabass trombone
Ignacio Pérez

TUBA
Ramiro Tejero, principal

Cimbasso
Ramiro Tejero

TIMPANI
Gratiniano Murcia, principal

PERCUSSION
Francisco Inglés, principal

Previous Music Directors

Lorin Maazel

Founder and first Music Director.

From 2006 to 2011.

Omer Meir Wellber

Music Director.

From 2011 to 2014.

Ramón Tebar

Principal Guest Conductor

From 2015 to 2019.

Zubin Mehta

President of the Festival del Mediterrani.

From 2006 to 2014.

Fabio Biondi

Music Director.

From 2015 to 2018.

Roberto Abbado

Music Director

From 2015 to 2019.