Josep Caballé Domenech (1973)

Designated Music Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogota (from 2018), General Music Director of the Opera and Staatskapelle Halle-Saale (Germany), and now in his seventh season as Music Director of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic (USA), 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, among others. 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, Caballé-Domenech made his debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and lead the company also in guest productions at the Savonlinna Festival and La Fenice Venice. Caballé Domenech has conducted new productions at the Dresden Semperoper, Theater an der Wien (with P. Domingo), Vienna’s Volksoper, Essen Aalto Theater, Capitol du Toulouse, Theatre Royal du Versailles/Paris, ABAO in Bilbao and has conducted at the Staatsoper Berlin, Hamburg Staatsoper and State Opera Stuttgart.

Recent highlights include Wagner’s Ring in Halle, Strauss’ Salome at the teatro Mayor in Bogotá, Puccini’s Fanciulla del West at the Staatsoper Hamburg, two South American Tours with the Staatskapelle Halle, the debut at the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli and a concert with Yo Yo Ma that marked the 90th Anniversary Gala of the Colorado Springs Phiharmonic Orchestra.

Caballé-Domenech’s 2017/18 Season includes Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana at The Hamburg Staatsoper, Der Fliehende Holländer, Aida, Tosca, Adrianna Lecovreur and Sweeney Todd in Halle, Rosenkavalier in Bogota, and concerts with Dresden Festspielorchester at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Nürenberg Philharmonic, Spanish National Symphony Orchestra, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Navarra Symphony Orchestra and the debut at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid.

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.


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