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Jose Escandell
Conductor


22 Agosto 2021 - INMORTAL
Castelló de la Ribera.(Valencia) ESPAÑA
11 Diciembre 2021 TURANDOT
Con la compañía L.G Artist Management
Gran Teatro de Alzira (Valencia) ESPAÑA
17 Diciembre 2021
Concierto sinfónico con European Sinfónica Orquesta
Auditorio de Pozoblanco (Córdoba) ESPAÑA
1 Enero 2022
Concierto Año Nuevo con European Sinfónica Orquesta
ADDA AlicanteE SPAÑA
2 Enero 2022
Concierto de Año Nuevo con European Sinfónica Orquesta
Auditorio Nacional de Música de San Sebastián de los Reyes
(Madrid) ESPAÑA

About

José Escandell began his musical studies at the Alzira Musical Society under the direction of Maestro Hernández Guirado, later extending his studies at the «Joaquin Rodrigo» Conservatory of Music of Valencia, specialising in saxophone, harmony, counterpoint, composition, choir conducting and orchestra conducting. His facet as a musician focuses mainly on orchestral and opera conducting, a subject he has studied since 1992 with Maestros Cervera Collado and Cervera LLoret.

In 1987 he founded the Alzira Musical Society choir with which he obtained his first successes performing for several years all over Spain.

In 2005, he won the Composition Competition of L’Olleria (Valencia), winning both the jury’s and the public’s prize.

From 1998 to the present day, he has been guest conductor in numerous orchestras. As guest conductor, he has directed the Orchestra Philarmonic of Ploiesti (Romania), the Orchestra of Logroño (Spain), the Chamber Orchestra of Empordà (Spain) with which he collaborates regularly, the Philharmonic
Orchestra of Pleven (Bulgaria) with which he also collaborates regularly, the Studio Primo Orchestra (Bulgaria), The Symphony Orchestra and Opera of Russe, The Milano Classical Orchestra (Italy), The Cervera Lloret Orchestra
(Spain), The City of Valencia Orchestra with which he closed the International Music Festival of Llutxent for two consecutive years, The EAFIT Orchestra of Medellin (Colombia), The European Symphony Orchestra.

In the Opera world, he was assistant conductor to Maestro Collado for more than a decade, with whom he collaborated in the operas La Bohème, Un ballo maschera, La Traviata, La Flauta Mágica, Tosca, Turandot and Carmen, both in Sabadell and at the Teatro Liceo in Barcelona.

He worked with Montserat Caballé for several years on various musical projects.

In 2015, he collaborated with the prestigious opera director Maestro Guidarini at the International Festival de Bel Canto in Paris.

In 2021 he toured Spain with the operas TURANDOT AND TOSCA with the company L.G Artist Management, performing at the Teatro Principal in Ourense, Teatro Concha Espina in Torrelavega, Teatro de la Paz in Albacete…

He has directed on numerous occasions, zarzuelas and lyric galas among which the titles of: «La del manojo de Rosas», «La verbena de la Paloma», «La Gran Jota de la Dolores», «El gato de la Dolores»,»La verbena de la Paloma», «La Gran Jota de la Dolores», «El gato Montés», «Los Claveles»….

As a teacher, maestro Escandell has given CEFIRE courses for teachers on Harmony through history, as well as a course on Opera repertoire for instrumentalists and singers with the collaboration of prestigious teachers such as Anahi Carfi (concertmaster of La Scala in Milan).

Its repertoire covers all genres, periods and styles. From classical polyphony to the most contemporary music. Among the teachers with whom he has studied we can highlight: Mto Hernández Guirado, Mto Cervera Lloret, Mto. Cervera Collado, Mto.Marian Didú, Mto. Eduardo Cifre, Mto. Tomás Marco, Mta Zulema de la Cruz, Mto Marco Guidarini, Mto Marco Zuccarini…

He has conducted soloists such as: Anahí Carfi, Javier Agulló, Amparo Navarro, Javier Palacios, Esperanza Rumbau, Vicente Alós, Juan Ferrandis, José Ferrero, Mª José Martos, Svetla Anguelova Krasteva, Lello Narcisi, Ivaylo Deckoff… among others.

In 2020, he was a member of the jury of the «International Orchestra Auditions Awards» of the Samnium University of music.

In July 2020, he has been appointed honorary conductor of KClassic orchestras, a network of 60 orchestras in South Korea. For the next season he plans to conduct the company Prolirica de Antioquia in Medellín, O.S Boca de Río (Mexico), O.S EAFIT in Medellín, Ópera de Colombia (Bogotá), Compañía Verdi Lírica (Buenos Aires), a tour with the operas Aida and Turandot
in Spain with the company L.G Artist Management.

Skills

Some of my skills

These are some of the skills that are necessary to consider yourself a good conductor.  Although as Ricaccardo Muti said,  «I’m in the middle of the road and I’m sure that I’ll never get to the other part of the river.»

  • Plan and coordinate activities.
  • Direct and supervise the work.
  • View auditions.
  • Verify curriculum data.
  • Organize the distribution of the musicians.
  • Select the works to be performed.
  • Set the schedule and repertoire.
  • Evaluate the perfomance of the orquestra members .
  • Maintain the work space and order of equipment.
  • Prepare periodic reports of activities carried out.
  • Comply with rules and procedures.
  • Contact concert performers.
  • Manage local, national and international programming.

Experience

My Experience

The knowledge received by some of the great masters throughout my career, has led me to conduct European orchestras and also collaborate with international artists.

ORCHESTRAS

CONDUCTOR

As an orchestra conductor, I made my initial first steps establishing an excellent relationship with the Orchestra of Empordà  (OCE).  This bond still continues.
I’ve also conducted the Orchestra «Cervera LLoret» (Spain), Orchestra Philarmonic of Ploiesti (Romania), Orchestra Valencia (Spain), Orchestra and Opera of Russe (Bulgaria), Pleven Shymphonic Orchestra (Bulgaria), Orchestra of Logroño (Spain), Orchestra «Milano Clássica» (Italy), Orchestra «Studio Primo» (Bulgaria), Medellin Shymphonic Orchestra (Colombia), Orchestra «European» and many others.

CHOIR OF ALZIRA

FOUNDER

Founder and Conductor for fifteen years.

MAESTROS COLLADO & GUIDARINI

ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR

I collaborated with Maestros Collado & Guidarini in the operas: La Bohème, Un Ballo di Maschera, La Traviata, Die Zauberflöte, Carmen, Cosí fan Tutte, El Buque Fantasma, Falstaff, II Barbiere de Siviglia.  In theaters such as Liceo of Barcelona, Sabadell, Karlsruhe . . .

COMPOSITION CONTEST

VALENCIA

In 2005 I was the winner of the Composition Contest of L’Olleria in Valencia.
Recognized as well with the Jury’s Prize and the Audience Prize.

COURSES TAUGHT

I’ve taught a course on Opera Interpretation for Instrumentalists and Singers 
with internationally renowned artists such as Anahí Carfi, in concert at the Teatro Alla Scala de Milán.
At the Conservatory of Utiel as well as in Alzira, both of them in Valencia, I was a teacher of Analysis and Harmony.
Also taught a number of courses for conservatory teachers on The Analysis of Music Throughout History and Music in the 20th Century.

MONTSERRAT CABALLÉ

PROJECTS

Collaborated with soprano Montserrat Caballé in several prominent projects through the years.

ZULEMA DE LA CRUZ & TOMÁS MARCO

RESEARCH WORK

Research work based on the music of Zulema de la Cruz and Tomás Marco, focusing on the Harmony, Analysis and Composition of their careers.

Education

Education

I initiated my studies of Saxophone, Harmony, Counterpoint, Composition, Choir Direction and Orchestra Direction at the Conservatorio Superior de Música Joaquin Rodrigo in Valencia, Spain.

Orchestra Conductor

Valencia

Conservatorio Superior de Música Joaquin Rodrigo.
Choir Conductor

Valencia

Conservatorio Superior de Música Joaquin Rodrigo.
Maestro Cervera

Valencia

Focusing on the development of Harmony, Composition and Counterpoint.
Maestro Guidarini

Genova

Extensive studies and knowledge of Conducting, Composition and Harmony.
Maestro Collado

Valencia

Extensive studies and knowledge of Conducting, Composition and Harmony.
Maestro Zuccarini

Milan

Course focused on Conducting, Composition and Harmony.

Performances

Performances

Here you can view some of my last interpretations.  More material will be added
periodically

Miembro del Jurado

International Orquestra Auditions Awards

Testimonios 2020

Entrevista Orquesta Sinfónica EAFIT

Juan Crisóstomo de Arriga – Sinfonía en Re menor

Orquesta Sinfónica EAFIT

Symphony of New World – 3rd & 4th Movement

Llutxent´s Festival – Orchestra City of Valencia

Sonata nº3 Do M – Rossini

Orchestra Cambra of L´empordá.

String Suite – Janacek

Orchestra Cambra of L´empordá.

Serenade for Strings – Tchaikovsky

Orchestra Cambra of L´empordá.

Simphony N1 – Mendelson

Philarmonica de Pleven – Bulgaria.

Contact

Let's Keep In Touch

If you’d like to contact me, you can do so through myself or my manager.  If you’ll fill out the contact form on this page.  I’ll be glad to hear from you.  Thanks for your interest.

Marta Nadal
Valencia - Spain
Phone
+34 635 268 714
Email
martanadalsoriano@gmail.com
Vyara Mileva
Manager
Phone
+359 896812492
Email
vm.music.management@gmail.com

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