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Josep Vicent

Josep Vicent

Orquestra ADDA Simfònica

ADDA SIMFÒNICA

The regular orchestra of the Alicante Provincial Council Auditorium, ADDA-Fundación de la Comunidad Valenciana. It has gained national and international recognition thanks to the quality and energy of its sound.

ADDA·SIMFÒNICA collaborates with guest conductors such as maestro Valery Gergiev, Christian Lindberg, Álvaro Albiach, Jurjen Hempel, Yaron Traub and Carles Magraner as well as with soloists as prestigious as Maria João Pires, Pacho Flores, Ángeles Blancas, Stefano Bollani, Denis Kozhukhin, Juan Floristán, Varvara Nepomnyashchaya, Damián Martínez, María Florea, Sandra Ferrández, Alexander Ullman, Iván Martín, Joan Enric Lluna, Ginesa Ortega, Marina Heredia, Cañizares, Juan Echanove, Joaquín Achúcarro, Igor Yebra…etc. Michael Nyman, David Mora and Per Egland have written works for the orchestra. Other remarkable projects were performed with the Choir of the Madrid Region, Orfeó Valencià, Spanish Brass, and Títeres Etcétera. 

In addition to its symphonic activities, the orchestra has an important commitment to contemporary music and historical repertoire and plays a significant social and pedagogical role in the region. It has performed concerts at the Festival “Summer of Purpose” Munich, Grupo Planeta’s Azorín Award, the National Sports Gala and the opening of the Volvo Ocean Race. It has also collaborated with the acclaimed theatre and opera group La Fura dels Baus, in productions of Carmina Burana and Haydn’s The Creation.

Stand-out recordings of the orchestra include works by Stravinsky, Mahler, Beethoven, Prokofiev, Barber, Manuel de Falla and Shostakovich, which were highly praised by music critics. The prestigious Melómano de Oro was awarded to the “Music for Emorions” album and recently an international contract has been signed to record three CDs for the label Warner Classics.

Acclaimed performances at Valencia’s Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía and Castelló’s Auditori under the baton of chief conductor Josep Vicent were highlighted last season, and in the coming months ADDA·SIMFÒNICA will tour China and will be present on the stage of festivals in Italy and Holland, performing with artists such as Labèque sisters and Denis Kozhukhin.

"The Stradivarius cello at the Palacio real discovered colors and intensities that the National Heritage conservators had never heard before, when they put it in the hands of Guillermo Pastrana (I was present when they affirmed it). It's the same thing that happens when you give a great orchestra to an exceptional maestro. ADDA·Simfònica is, without a doubt, a world-class instrument".

MELÓMANO

"ADDA·SIMFÒNICA orchestra has GIVEN one of its most brilliant performances since it was founded last summer by its chief conductor, Josep Vicent. This has been the architect of an absolutely memorable evening".

SCHERZO

“The acclaim of the public was overwhelming and unanimous. The almost unbearable joy experienced was thanks to the sincerity, generosity and magnificence of an unforgettable performance that will become a highlight in Josep Vicent’s career and will go down in the history of the orchestra for an unforgettable experience in the musical and artistic life of Alicante” 

EL MUNDO

“Arriva da Alicante, in Spagna la storia di Adda Simfònica. Ha conquistato 18 identità e pubblico”. AMADEUS, Italy.

 

JOSEP VICENT, director titular

Spanish musician who, over the course of an extraordinary and unique career, has worked with some of the most renowned symphonic ensembles from Spain and abroad: London Symphony Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Paris Chamber Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, The Hague Residence Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Kiev and Gewandhaus Leipzig orchestras, Orquesta del Teatro Real, Orchestre du Théatre Royal de la Monnaie, New World Symphony Miami, Durban and Auvergne orchestras, National Symphony Orchestras of Belgium, Chile, Uruguay, Brasil… and most spanish symphony orchestras, invited regularly by Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Valencia, National Orchestra of Spain…

Since 2015/2016 Josep Vicent has been ADDA’s artistic and musical director and principal conductor of ADDA Simfònica. Former principal conductor of the Balearic Symphony Orchestra, he also conducted the Jeunesses World Orchestra (The World Orchestra) from 2005 to 2015, with which he completed 15 tours across four continents.

A pioneering explorer of new formats and audiences for classical music, he conducted opera productions at Madrid’s Teatro Real, Barcelona’s Teatre del Liceu, the Leipzig Opera or Seville’s Teatro de la Maestranza, among others. He has worked as musical director with the acclaimed opera and theatre company La Fura dels Baus since 2014.

With an extensive career in contemporary music, he has premiered hundreds of pieces and was artistic director of the Xenakis Festival, the Nits de la Mediterrània Festival and the Amsterdam Percussion Group.

Former assistant of maestro Alberto Zedda, he was awarded as best international young music performer (Premio de Interpretación de Juventudes Musicales Internacional) and has also received the Ciudad de Valencia Arts Award 2013 and the Óscar Esplá Ciudad de Alicante Award. He was appointed as international ambassador for the Foundation Culture of Peace by Federico Mayor Zaragoza.

During the season 19/20 he made his debut as conductor of La Verdi-Milan, Lille National Orchestra and WDR (Germany) orchestra, with concerts at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. Future engagements will take him on tour with the Belgian National Orchestra and the Israel NK Orchestra, as well as the immediate debut with Sant Petersburg Philharmonic and Sichuan Symphony Orchestra of China.

 

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