Director – Conductor

Director JOSÉ FRANCISCO SÁNCHEZ SÁNCHEZ

José Francisco Sánchez is a Spanish Conductor, composer and Oboist of great experience and sensitivity, with a great strength and charisma on the stage. He has managed to fill in numerous occasions the auditoriums in which he has acted, reaping an excellent critique.

Mr. José Francisco Sánchez is an oboe professor, he has a Degree in Conducting from the Royal School of Music in London (LRSM).

He has attended classes to become a conductor with J. Belda, F. Grau and J. R. Pascual Vilaplana. At present, he is increasing his knowledge in this field with César Alvarez (Honorary Conductor of the Tomsk State Symphony Orchestra, Russia).

Mr. Sánchez has won numerous awards and commendations including:  Distinction in Higher Grade, Extraordinary Award in Oboe and Distinction in Chamber Music.

He has been professor of the first to the seventh Course and International Music Festival in the Mediterranean, in the Interpretation Course Oboe of held in Cartagena and Murcia, in the Oboe Course held in Torrevieja, in the Oboe Course organized by the Union Lyrical Orcelitana, in the Music Performance Course called “Alter Musici” in the Summer Music Camp held in La Manga del Mar Menor (Murcia), in the First Summer School Musical Course by Union Torrevejense and in the Third International Music Course of Orihuela.

As a soloist he has played, among others, with the Murcia Youth Orchestra, Orchestra of the Conservatory of Music of Murcia, Casanovas Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Ciudad Real Chamber Orchestra, Murcia Orchestra, Murcia Symphony Orchestra, Amicitia Chamber Orchestra, Bach Chamber Orchestra of Murcia, Elche City Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Murcia Classical Orchestra, Torrevieja Symphony Orchestra, Mediterranean Flutes Orchestra and Unión Musical Torrevejense. Moreover, he has played in several chamber groups: Sanchez-Llorens Duo, Sanchez-Teruel Duo,  Mediterranean Thader Trio, Solomon Quartet,  Danzi wind Quintet, Valero -Sánchez and Sánchez-Narejos Duo. He has also made numerous tours and recordings.

J.F.Sánchez has also played, led by the prestigious violinist and conductor Vladimir Spivakov and by Enrique García Asensio, José María Cervera Collado, Manuel Hernandez Silva, José Miguel Knee and others.  And with soloists such as: Montserrat Caballé, Aaron Rosand, etc.

Mr. Sánchez has worked as an oboe teacher in the Francisco Casanovas Conservatory of Torrevieja, in Marcos Redondo Conservatory of Ciudad Real, in the Cartagena Conservatory and in the Murcia Conservatory.

On September 16, 2017, he was Guest Conductor of the North Czech Philharmonic Teplice Orchestra in the North of the Czech Republic, one of the oldest in Europe founded in 1838 and achieved a resounding success by directing at the famous Smetana Hall in Prague (Municipal Hall of Prague).

Mr. Sánchez has been a guest conductor of the Murcia Regional Symphony Orchestra (OSRM) and in Cartagena Conservatory Band, in the Union Musical Torrevejense, which gave him a silver shield, in the Symphonic Band of the Murcia Conservatory, in the Pinoso Band and in the Professional  Orchestra of the Torrevieja Conservatory.

He has also been guest conductor in choirs, such as: José Hódar Choir, Maestro Casanovas Choir and with the Choral Society “Ricardo Lafuente” of Torrevieja and with the prestigious Orfeón Donostiarra.

In his career as a conductor, he has worked with noted soloists, such as: Eteri Lamoris (soprano), Mireia Pintó (Mezzo soprano, Meehae Ryo (cello), José Sempere (Tenor), Oksana Solovieva and Pedro Ferreira, Miguel Jose Garcia Sala (violin), Jordi Lopez Perez (flute), Gonzalo Berná (clarinet), Younguen Lee and Jorge Carrasco (piano), etc.

José Francisco has been professionally active, as is shown by his performances:

The Concerts of the Anthology of the Zarzuela in the ADDA of Alicante, the New Year’s Concerts, the Concert of Great Choruses from Operas, the 8 Seasons of Vivaldi-Piazzolla, the Nutcracker Ballet and the 9th symphony from Ludwig Van Beethoven.

Mr. Sánchez achieved great success in concerts given together with the Orfeon Donostiarra in Torrevieja and at the ADDA of Alicante, as well as at the concert given in December 2015 together with the Coral Crevillentina and with highly regarded soloists such as José Sempere.

As a composer he has won several awards as follows: Honorable Mention in the Composition Competition of the Hymn to the Torrevieja Patron Saint, a Composition Award in the Habaneras and Polyphony Contest held in Torrevieja in 2005 and the First Prize in a Composition Contest held in Miranda de Ebro (Burgos) in 2007.

José Francisco is currently Professor of Chamber Music at the Manuel Massotti Littel Superior Conservatory of Music in Murcia, Artistic Conductor of the Youth Orchestra of Torrevieja and the Chief Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Torrevieja.

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