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. Conductors such as Sir Neville Marriner, Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Philippe Entremont gave their support to the project and became principal guest musicians, as did Montserrat Caballé, Jonas Kaufmann, Juan Diego Florez, Gabriela Montero among others. 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.
The Cadaqués Orchestra has made numerous recordings at the hands of its principal conductors Sir Neville Marriner, Gianandrea Noseda and Jaime Martín, released on the Tritó and Philips labels, and also a collection of classical music works for children. The Cadaqués Orchestra has made tours of concerts in Europe, USA, Dominican Republic and through Asia.
Highlights of 2017/2018 season included the Opening of Musikfest Bremen in August 2017; three concerts at Großes Festspielhaus in Salzburg in October 2017; a tour with Gianandrea Noseda conducting Mozart Requiem and a tour with Vladimir Ashkenazy and Denis Kozhukhin in May 2018. Returns to Austria, Switzerland and Slovakia will take place in 2019.
In the 2018/2019 season, the orchestra will perform with pianist Gabriela Montero in Baden-Baden and Innsbruck, as well as with Leticia Moreno in Mannheim.
Principal Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Chief Conductor: Jaime Martín
Artistic Director: Llorenç Caballero Pàmies