Josep Caballé Domenech
Now in his ninth season as Music Director of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Chief Conductor of the Moritzburg Festival Orchestra, Caballé Domenech enjoys combining intense symphonic and operatic careers. He has been Former General Music Director of the Staatskapelle Halle (2013-18), Artistic Director of the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra (2018) and principal guest conductor of the Norköping Symphony (2005-07).
CaballéDomenech has worked with prominent orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic, with which he recorded Respighi’s Roman Trilogy on Onyx Classics, BBC Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, HrSinfonieorchester, Bayerischen Rundfunk, Bamberg Symphony, WDR Sinfonieorchester, DSO Berlin, Dresden Festspielorchester, Czech Philharmonic, RSO Wien, Tonkünstler Symphony, Belgian National Symphony, Antwerp Symphony, LaVerdi Milano, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony, Orchestre National du Capitol de Toulouse, Spanish National Symphony, Barcelona Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic, and the symphony orchestras of Baltimore, Houston, San Antonio and Fort Worth, among others. He is also frequently invited to international summer festivals such as Aspen, Texas, Chautauqua and Granada.
Recent highlights include Wagner’s Ring, The Flying Dutchman, Aida, Tosca, Adriana Lecouvreur and Sweeney Todd at the Halle Opera; Fanciulla del West, Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana at the Hamburg Staatsoper; Salomé and Rosenkavalier at Teatro Mayor in Bogotá; Teatro Real in a concert with Bryn Terfel, a collaboration with Lang Lang and the Orquesta del Palau de les Arts in Valencia and a concert with Yo-Yo Ma in the 90th Anniversary Gala of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra.
In the current season, Caballé Domenech appears with the Moritzburg Festival Orchestra at the Berliner Philharmonie, tours Germany with the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, debuts with the Valencia Orchestra, Dortmund Philharmonic and Buffalo Philharmonic, and returns to conduct the OSPA, Orquesta de Extremadura, and the ABAO in the production of La Fanciulla del West.
Born in Barcelona into a family of musicians, he studied piano, percussion, singing and violin. He took conducting lessons with D. Zinman, J. Panula, S. Comissiona and pursued studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Caballé Domenech was selected as “Protégé” in the inaugural cycle of the Sir Colin Davis’ Rolex Mentor and Protected Arts Initiative 2002-03.