Director – Conductor
Director JOSÉ FRANCISCO SÁNCHEZ
José Francisco Sánchez is a Conductor-composer and Spanish Oboist of great experience and sensitivity, with great strength and charisma on stage and with special feeling, so special in his interpretation of the music that makes each concert unique , managing to fill on numerous occasions the auditoriums in which he has performed and received excellent criticism.
Professor of Oboe, Bachelor in Management for the Royal Schools of Music of London (LRSM). He began his musical studies at the age of eight in the Musical Union Torrevejense with Maestro Casanovas F., continuing his studies of oboe in the Conservatory of Murcia in which he graduated with the best grades: Honours in Higher Degree, Extraordinary Award and of Oboe Higher Degree and Honour Roll in Chamber Music. Later he began his studies in Orchestra Conducting with the prestigious conductors J. Belda, F. Grau, J. R. Pascual Vilaplana, E. García Asensio and C. Álvarez (Honorary Conductor of the Tomsk State Symphony Orchestra, Russia).
As a soloist he has performed with numerous orchestras, among them Chamber Orchestra of Ciudad Real, Symphony Orchestra of Murcia, Amicitia Chamber Orchestra, City of Elche Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, collaborating with conductors such as Vladimir Spivakov, Enrique García Asensio, Jose Maria Cervera Collado, and with soloists such as Montserrat Caballé, Aaron Rosand, and made numerous tours and recordings.
In his conducting career he has performed together with famous international artist Eteri Lamoris, Mireia Pintó, Meehae Ryo, Pedro Carneiro, Oksana Solovieva, Yunie Eunyoung Son, Stefan Kropfitsch, Daniel Casares, Maria Solozobova, etc.
Jose Francisco has lead the Torrevieja Symphony Orchestra for twelve years, offering the audience an extraordinary program that filled the International Auditorium (with capacity for approximately 1,500 people) in 30 consecutive concerts. In addition to a number of events: Zarzuela Concert in ADDA of Alicante, New Year Concert, Opera Concerto, The 4 seasons of Vivaldi and the 4 seasons of Piazzola, the Nutcracker Ballet of Tchaikovsky, Handel’s Messiah, the Requiem of Mozart the 9th Symphony of L. Van Beethoven, etc.
Maestro Sanchez is a member of the Board of Conductors and received numerous recognitions with the Murcia Symphony Orchestra, and performed as guest director the “North Czech Philharmonic Teplice” in Smetana Hall (Prague), the “Euro Sinfonietta Wien” in MuTh Konzertsaal of Vienna (Austria), Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini (Italy) in the International Festival Armonie della sera in Palazzo del Pio Cortile d’Onore Carpi (Modena), Orquesta Juvenil Universitaria Eduardo Mata in Nezahualcóyotl Hall (Mexico), or the “Orfeón Donostiarra”, with a weekly tour in the concerts.
Currently he combines his work as Professor of Oboe at the Conservatory of Music in Murcia, with the Torrevieja Symphony Orchestra which was founded twelve years ago, as Principal and Artistic Director.