Symphony of tenerife

Honorary Conductor

Born in Burgos, he studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid and at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. Since his beginnings, he has been considered one of the great and precocious Spanish values in the field of orchestral conducting. From 1980 to 1988 he was artistic director and principal conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Asturias, and between 1986 and 2005 he was artistic director and principal conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, an ensemble that quickly became a reference in the Spanish musical panorama. In 1993 he took over the reins of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, a task he carried out until August 2013, a period in which he achieved unanimous recognition for the level of excellence achieved by the ensemble.

He regularly collaborates with the Teatro Real de Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona, Festival Mozart de A Coruña and has performed at the international festivals of Música de Canarias, Perelada, Granada, Santander, Schleswig-Holstein, Festival Bruckner de Madrid, Rossini Opera Festival, Festival de San Lorenzo de El Escorial and Quincena Musical de San Sebastián.

In addition to regularly conducting almost all the Spanish orchestras, he is called as guest conductor by different international orchestras such as the Hessische Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra of Frankfurt, Berlin Symphony, Munich Symphony, Dresden Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di Roma, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI di Roma, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra Nationale de Lyon, Orchestre Nationale du Capitole de Toulouse, Jerusalem Symphony, Polish National Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony, Trondheim Symphony, Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra and Lisbon Gulbenkian Orchestra, among others.

He has conducted internationally renowned great soloists such as Krystian Zimerman, Grigori Sokolov, Arcadi Volodos, Leif Ove Andsnes, Paul Lewis, Rafał Blechacz, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Julian Rachlin, Leonidas Kavakos, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Midori, Gil Shaham, Nikolaj Znaider, Sarah Chang, Arabella Steinbacher, Gidon Kremer, Maksim Vengérov, Renée Fleming, María Bayo, Ainhoa Arteta, Natalie Dessay, Nathalie Stutzmann, Ewa Podles, Vesselina Kasarova, Fiorenza Cedolins, Inva Mula, Plácido Domingo, Rolando Villazón, Carlos Álvarez, José Bros, Ann Murray or Manuel Barrueco.

Among the awards and distinctions he has received are the Ojo Crítico de Radio Nacional de España Award (1990), Premio Ondas (1992 and 1996), Premio Nacional de Música (1995), Gold Medal for Fine Arts (1999), Honorary Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife (2006), Honorary Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Galicia (2013), Adopted Son of the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and of the Island of Tenerife, Gold Medal of the Government of the Canary Islands, Corresponding Academician of the Royal Academies of Fine Arts of San Fernando (Madrid) and Nuestra Señora del Rosario (A Coruña).

Víctor Pablo Pérez is a regular guest at major international festivals. He has recently been invited by the Centro Nacional de Difusión de la Música (CNDM) to conduct in June 2017, as part of the Music Day, a program with the Ninth Symphonies of Haydn, Mozart, Garay, Beethoven, Schubert, Dvořák, Shostakóvich, Bruckner and Mahler with the five resident orchestras in Madrid (ONE, ORTVE, OSM, ORCAM and JONDE) in a single day, a project with which he has obtained unanimous and resounding success.

At the same time and in his facet of attention to young people, he has been appointed artistic and principal conductor of the Youth Orchestra of the Canary Islands, with which he has recently made a grand tour of concerts in the most important cities of China, which has been a real international accolade for the Canary Islands orchestra.

In September 2013, he was appointed artistic director and head conductor of the Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid, with which he has configured a comprehensive didactic project of reference in Spain that brings to life three orchestras and three choirs.

Director Victor Pablo Pérez. Sinfónica de Tenerife

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