Consistently cited for his passionate and insightful interpretations, Spanish conductor Josep Caballé-Domenech is currently in his third season as Music Director of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. He has also recently been appointed General Music Director of the Halle Staatskapelle in Germany, where he will direct both the Philharmonic Orchestra and the Opera House. From 2005-2007, Mr. Caballé-Domenech was Principal Guest Conductor of the Norrköping Symphony in Sweden. Venues where he has conducted include New York’s Carnegie Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein and Theater an der Wien, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, London’s Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall, the Teatre Royal du Versailles in Paris and Berlin’s Konzerthaus.
Among Josep Caballé-Domenech’s guest appearances in the United States are the Fort Worth Symphony, Houston Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, South Florida Symphony and the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, as well as multiple engagements with the Aspen Music Festival, Texas Music Fesitval (Houston) and the Wintergreen Festival in Virginia.
Worldwide, his upcoming engagements include debuts in Essen, the Staatsoper/Berlin, Toulouse and the Santander Festival in Spain. Previous collaborations include the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/London, WDR/Cologne, Zurich Tonhalle, Bamberg Symphony, Bern Symphony, Czech Philharmonic, DSO/Berlin, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, Munich Radio Orchestra, Baden-Baden Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic, Orchestra Giuseppe Verdi/Milan, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Tonkünstlerorchester/Vienna, Trondheim Symphony, and almost all the important Spanish orchestras.
After the recent success of Mr. Caballé-Domenech’s debut at the Dresdner Semperoper conducting Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, he will return this season to conduct new productions of Bizet’s Carmen and Rossini’s Barber of Seville. He has also conducted several productions at Barcelona’s Liceu Opera House, Savonnlina festival and at La Fenice in Venice (both Liceu productions),Le nozze di Figaro at the Stuttgart State Opera, Tosca, Carmen and Le nozze di Figaro at the Vienna Volksoper,La Bohème at Lisbon’s Teatro São Carlos, Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet at the opera house in Bilbao and a highly acclaimed production of Luisa Fernanda at the Theater an der Wien with Placido Domingo in the principal role.
Born in Barcelona to a family of musicians, Josep Caballé-Domenech’s early studies included piano, violin, voice and percussion. He later studied conducting at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna and at the AmericanAcademy of Conducting in Aspen with David Zinman, Jorma Panula and Sergiu Comissiona, where he also received the Aspen Prize.
Mr. Caballé-Domenech was named the Sir Colin Davis Protégé in the inaugural cycle of Rolex’s Mentor/Protégé Arts Initiative in 2002.