Orquestra de Cadaqués (Jaime Martín)
The Cadaqués Orchestra was founded in 1988 on the initiative of a group of young musicians from Spain and other countries in Europe who wanted to form a classical with certain clear goals: to work closely with living contemporary composers; to recover a legacy of Spanish music that has been unjustly forgotten; and to promote the careers of up-and-coming soloists, composers and conductors. Jaime Martín, one of the founding members of the orchestra and principal flutist for over twenty years, was appointed chief conductor in 2011.
In 1992, one of the orchestra’s most notable initiatives was launched: Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition, an event which opened the doors of the professional market to young conductors from all over the world.
With the aim of promoting contemporary music, the Cadaqués Orchestra created the Cadaqués Orchestra Ensemble and the figure of the resident composer. During these twenty years of its existence the ensemble has premiered numerous works written expressly by Spanish composers such as Xavier Montsalvatge, Jesús Rueda, Hèctor Parra, Jesús Torres, Luis de Pablo and Joan Guinjoan.
In order to be able to maintain the contemporary repertoire appropriately, the Cadaqués Orchestra Ensemble was founded and a residence for composers was offered. In the 20 years of its existence, numerous works, especially by Spanish composers, were premiered by the Orquestra de Cadaqués, including Xavier Montsalvatge, Jesús Rueda, Hèctor Parra, Jesús Torres, Luis de Pablo and Joan Guinjoan.
Chief Conductor: Jaime Martín
Principal Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Artistic Director: Llorenç Caballero Pàmies