The youth Spanish conductor Nacho de Paz will conduct next week the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias. The concert will take place on 8th April 2011 at the Auditorio Príncipe Felipe in Oviedo. The program include pieces by Debussy, Sierra and Stravinsky.
C. Debussy · Tarantela de Estiria
R. Sierra · Danzas concertantes para guitar y orchestra
I. Stravinsky · El pájaro de fuego:suite (revisión 1919)
Friday 8th April 2011, 20:00 . Auditorio Príncipe Felipe, Oviedo.
Nacho de Paz, conductor
Manuel Barrueco, guitar
Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias
Born in 1974 in Oviedo, Spain, he studied Piano and Composition, finishing his studies in Barcelona with honours. He studied Composition with José Luis de Delás and Orchestral Conducting with Arturo Tamayo and Pierre Boulez. He received a scholarship from the German Government and the Ensemble Modern in 2006 and did a Master in Contemporary Music at the University for Music and Performing Arts of Frankfurt am Main. He has been awarded the international composition prizes Joan Guinjoan (2002), Luigi Russolo (2003) and SGAE of electroacoustics (2004).
He, repeatedly, was assistant of Arturo Tamayo with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi, Orquesta del Teatro Nacional Sao Carlos de Lisboa, Orquestra Simfónica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, Joven Orquesta Nacional de España, Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Orquesta y Coro Nacional de España or the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra.
From 2001 to 2005 he was the conductor of the Ensemble Obert and the new Diabolus in Musica, a group founded by Joan Guinjoan in Barcelona. Both groups were focused on the promotion of the music of the 20th century and of the international avant-garde scene. He was also Assistant Conductor in the Academia de Música Contemporánea CDMC-INAEM (National Institute for Music and Performing Arts of the Spanish Ministry of Culture).
For the season 2006/07, he was at the head of the Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie. At present he is frequent conductor at all major cycles and festivals of contemporary music in Spain.
He has conducted the Spanish premieres of Prometeo by Luigi Nono and of Gruppen by Karlheinz Stockhausen, as well as he participated in the Spanish premieres of the operas Silvano Sylvano and La Passion selon Sade by Sylvano Bussotti. In 2007 he conducted the Ensemble Modern in the production of the opera Die Dreigroschenoper (Weill/Brecht), broadcast on TV by ARTE. Among other places, he has conducted in the Alte Oper and Schauspielhaus of Frankfurt, Sprechwerk of Hamburg, ZKM of Karlsruhe, the Radio KulturHaus and Arnold Schönberg Center of Vienna and the majority of the most important Spanish auditoriums.
His repertoire ranges from the major works of the classical and the romantic period to a wide catalogue of authors from the 20th century and the avant-garde. He has recorded for labels and television stations like ZDF, Hessischer Rundfunk, ORF-1, TVE, Timpani Records, Claves, Stradivarius or Col Legno among others.
Parallel to this, he develops specialized educational activities in collaboration with musical institutions in San Sebastián, Barcelona, Girona, Alcalá de Henares and Madrid as well as with museums and universities. Among these activities, he is Professor of Analysis of Contemporary Music at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón (Spain).