Josep Caballé Domenech
Designated General Director of the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra (starting 2018). General Music Director of the Opera and Staatskapelle Halle-Saale (Germany), Music Director of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic (USA), and Artistic Director of the Filarmónica de Bogotá. Josep Caballé Domenech enjoys combining his conducting career with a great symphonic and operatic repertoire. Josep Caballé Domenech has worked with an impressive list of orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic London with whom he recorded “Respighi’s Roman Trilogy” for Onyx Classics, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, WDR Cologne, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Munich Radio Orchestra, RSO Wien, Bern Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfónica Milano Giuseppe Verdi, the New Japan Philharmonic, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Galicia Symphony Orchestra, Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, Extremadura Orchestra, Orchestra of RTVE Madrid, Houston Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and OFUNAM México among others. His most recent debuts were with the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, the Chile Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Bilken Philharmonic Orchestra in Ankara and Orchestre national du Capitole du Toulouse. Aditionally he is a regular guest at summer festivals like Aspen Music Festival, Texas Music Festival Houston, Wintergreen Festival in the USA, Londrina Festival in Brasil and Moritzburg Festival in Germany. Recognized also for his work with operatic repertoire, Maestro Caballé Domenech made his debut with Mozart’s "Cosí fan tutte" at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. He lead the company also in guest productions at the Savonlinna Festival and at La Fenice Venice. Subsequently, Josep Caballé Domenech was invited by further European opera companies, including State Opera Stuttgart, Vienna’s Volksoper (new production of "Tosca", among others) and Theater an der Wien (with Plácido Domingo), Teatro San Carlo Lisbon, Capitol du Toulouse, ABAO in Bilbao, Komische Oper Berlin, Teatre Royal du Versailles in Paris, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Essen Aalto-Theater and Semperoper Dresden.
Recent highlights include Wagner’s Ring in Halle, Strauss’ Salome at the Teatro Mayor in Bogotá, Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux at ABAO in Bilbao, Puccini’s Fanciulla del West at the Staatsoper Hamburg and a South American Tour with the Staatskapelle Halle.
Caballé-Domenech’s 2016/17 Season includes Wagner’s Der Fliehende Holländer, Puccini’s Tosca and Bartok’s Bluebards Castle in Halle, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Chile National Symphony Orchestra, among several symphonic debuts in China, Taipei and Germany. In February a concert with Yo Yo Ma will mark the 90th Anniversary Gala of the Colorado Springs Phiharmonic Orchestra. Born in Barcelona into a family of musicians, Josep Caballé-Domenech studied piano, percussion, singing and violin. He took conducting lessons with David Zinman and Jorma Panula at the Aspen Music Festival, Sergiu Comissiona, and at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. He was awarded the Aspen Prize from the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen and selected as “Protégé” in the inaugural cycle of the Sir Colin Davis Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative 2002-03.