Josep Caballé Domenech
“"Caballé Domenech did a job worthy of all praise, dominating and important musical formation" La Fanciulla del West, Bilbao Opera” Beckmesser.com
Josep Caballé Domenech is in his eleventh season as Music Director of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic (USA) and since 2018 Chief Conductor of the Moritzburg Festival Orchestra (Germany). He has also held the position of General Director of the Halle Opera and Staatskapelle (Germany) from 2013 to 2018, Artistic Director of the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra (Colombia) in 2018 and Principal Guest Conductor of the Norköping Symphony in Sweden between 2005 and 2007.
As guest conductor, Caballé Domenech has conducted a prominent list of orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic, with which he recorded Respighi’s “Roman Trilogy” on Onyx Classics, BBC Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Hr-Sinfonieorchester, Bayerischen Rundfunk, Bamberg Symphony, WDR Sinfonieorchester, DSO Berlin, Czech Philharmonic, RSO Wien, Tonkünstler Symphony, Belgian National Symphony, Antwerp Symphony, LaVerdi Milano, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic and the Symphony Orchestras of Baltimore, Houston, San Antonio, Tucson, Fort Worth and Sichuan, amongst numerous others.
In Spain, he also appears with the Spanish National Orchestra, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, RTVE Orchestra, Principado of Asturias Symphony Orchestra, , Granada Orchestra, Extremadura Orchestra, Valencia Orchestra, Navarra Symphony, Galicia Symphony and Castilla y León Symphony.
In Spain he has conducted the National Orchestra, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, RTVE Orchestra, Principado of Asturias Symphony Orchestra, Basque National Orchestra, Palau de les Arts Orchestra, Granada City Orchestra, Orchestra of Extremadura, Valencia Orchestra, Navarra Symphony Orchestra, Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, Galicia Symphony Orchestra and Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra.
He is frequently invited to international summer festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival and School, Texas Music Festival, Chautauqua Festival and the Granada International Music and Dance Festival.
Renowned for his career in the operatic field, Caballé Domenech made his debut at the Gran Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona, conducting Così fan tutte and later Il mondo della luna of Haydn, L´elisir d´amore, María del Carmen of Granados and Lucia di Lammermoor and has also conducted the company at the Savonlinna Festival and La Fenice Festival in Venice. Additionally, he has led productions at the Staatsoper Berlin, Hamburg Staatsoper, State Opera Stuttgart, Dresden Semperoper, Theater an der Wien, Volksoper in Vienna, Komische Oper in Berlin, Aalto Theater in Essen, Capitol du Toulouse, Theater Royal du Versailles, San Carlo di Napoli, ABAO-Bilbao Opera, Sao Carlos Theater in Lisbon and the Beijing National Opera.
Opera highlights include Luisa Fernanda de Moreno Torroba at the Theater an der Wien with Plácido Domingo, a Tosca‘s new production at the Volksoper in Vienna, the world premiere of La cabeza del Bautista at the Gran Teatro del Liceo, Wagner’s Ring, The Flying Dutchman, Aida, Tosca, Adriana Lecouvreur and Sweeney Todd at the Halle Opera, Fanciulla del West, Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana at the Hamburg Staatsoper, as well as Salomé and Rosenkavalier at the Teatro Mayor in Bogotá.
Latest highlights are the debuts at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid and the Teatro Real in concert with Bryn Terfel, a collaboration with Lang Lang and the Orquesta del Palau de les Arts in Valencia and a concert with Yo-Yo Ma at the 90th Anniversary Gala of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. A special mention is the concert for the benefit of the Gute Tat Foundation with the Moritzburg Festival Orchestra at the emblematic Chamber Music Hall at the Berlin Philharmonie and the concert at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona with the Jove Symphony Orchestra of Barcelona for UNICEF.
His 2021-22 season includes concerts with the Dresdner Festspiel Orchestra at the 7. Classic OpenAir Dresden, Plácido Domingo Gala at the Stone&Music Festival at the Roman Theater in Mérida, Moritzburg Festival Orchestra at the Berlin Konzerthaus (Young Euroclassic) and Kulturpalast Dresden, debuts with the Niederrheinischer Symphoniker, Philharmonisches Orchester der Hansestadt Lübeck, Memphis and Portland Symphonies and re-invitations with Principado of Asturias Symphony Orchestra, RTVE, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra, Sczcezin Philharmonic Orchestra, JOSB and a Gala Concert at the 10th International German Piano Award in the Alte Oper Frankfurt.
Born in Barcelona into a family of musicians, Josep Caballé-Domenech studied piano, percussion, singing and violin. He took conducting lessons with David Zinman, Jorma Panula, Sergiu Comissiona and pursued studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. He was the winner of the 1st Young Conductors Competition of the Principado of Asturias Symphony Orchestra (2000) and the 13th Nicolai Malko International Competition for Young Conductors (2001). Caballé-Domenech was awarded the Aspen Prize from the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, and also selected as “Protégé” in the inaugural cycle of the Sir Colin Davis’ Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative 2002-03.