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THE CAMERATA ANTONIO SOLER
The Camerata Antonio Soler is a chamber orchestra born in 2012, with the purpose of embracing a wide repertoire of different periods and styles (mainly classical, romantic and contemporary), hence its plural and versatile character. The essence of their interpretation is based on historical music criteria, using original instruments whenever required. One of their main aims is to rediscover and perform music from Hispanic Classicism and Romanticism, as well as including contemporary alternative repertoires in their performances, such as works resulting from the merger with ethnic roots or the so called “World Music”. The Camerata Antonio Soler consists of 14 professional wind and string musicians. Since its origin, the conductor has been Gustavo Sánchez +info.
More information about Gustavo Sánchez
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Gustavo Sánchez, was born in Pilar de la Horadada (Alicante – Spain). He studied Flute with Juan Francisco Cayuelas and Composition with Manuel Seco de Arpe at the Conservatorio Superior de Murcia. After this, between 1991 and 1996, he studied orchestral conducting at the Vienna Conservatory with Professors Reinhard Schwarz and Georg Mark, graduating with honors. At a later state, he attended master classes on Conducting by Robert Lee and Raymond Harvey, in New York, USA (1998) and with the distinguished Finnish maestro Jorma Panula in Helsinki, Finland, (1998-1999). He had the opportunity of working along with conductor Alberto Zedda for some of their opera productions (2002).
Since 1995 he has conducted several orchestras as a guest conductor. Some of the most renown are: Wiener Akademische Philharmonie, Vaasa City Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Murcia, Jove Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Orquesta Ciutat d’Elx, University of Illinois Orchestra from Chicago and Florida International University Orchestra (Miami).
Between 1998 and 2002, he was conductor of Orfeón Crevillentino, performing a large number of concerts, and Opera and Zarzuela productions. Some of them should be specially mentioned as were with world famous Opera soloist Montserrat Caballé. From 2002 until 2016, he was in charge of the Escolanía del Monasterio del Escorial, conducting countless performances within and outside Spain (Germany, Italy, USA, Panama…), both in live concert and on radio and television. He has recorded a total of seven CDs with the Escolania.
He is the founding conductor of the Camerata Antonio Soler, resident orchestra of the International Conducting Masterclass “El Escorial”, along with the eminent Finnish professors Jorma Panula and Atso Almila. With the Camerata he has performed several times at the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, the Auditorio 400 at Reina Sofía Museum, Auditorio del Escorial, the Carlos III Theatre (San Lorenzo del Escorial, Spain), in Portugal and in the United States of America. With the Camerata he has recorded nine CDs with unknown symphonies, arias by Gaetano Brunetti and Luigi Boccherini; and “villancicos” (carols) by Antonio Soler.
This work has been internationally acknowledged as his first CD, released in December 2014, was included in the TOP 10 RECENT RELEASES by Allegro Classical magazine, and due to this mention, he was invited to conduct Brunetti’s Symphonies with University of Illinois Orchestra, in Chicago, and also at the 22nd Florida International University (FIU) Music Festival in Miami, with a program consisting of unknown works of classical repertoire, with the Camerata Antonio Soler on November 2018.
This connection with musical heritage recovery has lead Gustavo Sánchez to be part of the artistic ensemble “I virtuosi ambulanti” (based in Munich), with whom since 2014, he has enrolled in several projects of unknown Belcanto Opera from early 19th Century, with CD recordings and shows in several venues and historic theatres from Spain, Germany and Austria (the Esterházy Palace is to be highlighted), with a great success of audience and review.
Gustavo Sánchez is extremely active in music research and has published numerous articles and books. In 2009 he obtained his doctorate with European mention (cum laude) at the Universidad Autonóma de Madrid, with the thesis The music in the Escorial monastery during the period of the Hieronymite Order: Children of the Seminary (1567-1837), under the direction of Dr. Begoña Lolo. Recently his thesis received the Prize for outstanding PhD Thesis. Since 2008 he has been a Professor in the Department of Music at the Universidad Autonóma de Madrid, where he teaches and participates in several research projects.