Orquesta Barroca de SevillaPublicado: 3 noviembre, 2020
Contact Person: Patricia González
By Phone/Cell: +34 687 134 940
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The Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla stands unquestionably among the top level of Spanish ensembles dedicated to the interpretación of early music with historicist criterion. It was founded in 1995 by Barry Sargent and Ventura Rico, and Pedro Gandía Martín has served as its artistic director since 2001.
International figures that have led the orchestra, some of which are of mythical standing, include Gustav Leonhardt, Christophe Coin, Sigiswald Kuijken, Jordi Savall, Christophe Rousset, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Monica Huggett, Harry Christophers, Andreas Spering, Alfredo Bernardini, Diego Fasolis, Juanjo Mena, Eduardo López Banzo, Pablo Valetti, Fabio Bonizzoni, Enrico Onofri, Andoni Mercero, Maxim Emelyanychev, Hiro Kurosaki, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Riccardo Minasi and Ivor Bolton. In addition to its intense activity in Seville, with its regular season, and the rest of Andalusia, the orchestra performs at major Spanish (Auditorio Nacional, Teatro Real, Teatro Arriaga, Teatro de la Maestranza…) and European venues (Thüringer Bachwochen and Brühler Haydn Festival in Germany; Festival ‘Musiques des Lumières’ in Sorèze, Salle Gaveau in Paris and Festival Baroque de Pontoise, in France; and others in Italy, Switzerland…).
Having recorded for labels such as Harmonia Mundi, Lindoro and Almaviva, the Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla has created its own label: OBS-Prometeo, and has received distinctions such as ‘Editor ́s Choice’ from Gramophone magazine, ‘exceptional’ from Scherzo and Ritmo Parade reviews, ‘recommended’ from Cd Compact and AudioClásica magazines, ‘5 starts’ from Goldberg magazine and ‘Melómano GOLD’ from Melómano magazine. Recent releases by the label include La música en la catedral de Sevilla, conducted by Enrico Onofri, and Adonde infiel dragón, with Vanni Moretto. In recent years the OBS has released with the label Passacaille a CD/DVD with the first complete recording of the C. P. E. Bach’s Cello concertos, with Christophe Coin, and Trauermusik. Haydn in Sevilla, devoted to the recovery of Andalusian musical heritage and conducted by Enrico Onofri.
In 2011, the orchestra won the National Music Award from the Spanish Ministry of Culture. It also won the 2010 Manuel de Falla award from the Regional Government of Andalusia, the 2011 FestClásica award, and an Honorary Distinction from the Seville City Council. The OBS enjoys the support and collaboration of the Spanish Ministry of Culture, Seville City Council and University of Seville.