Extraordinary Concert at the Cathedral of La Laguna
OST season 2014-2015
Season Subscription Concert No 8.
Considered by both critics and public to be one of the best orchestra conductors in Spain, Víctor Pablo Pérez was born in Burgos. He studied at the Royal High Conservatory of Music in Madrid and at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, as well as institutions in Italy and Austria. Upon his return to Spain in 1977, he was appointed opera and concert director at the High School of Singing in Madrid and, later, chief conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Asturias (1980-1988).
During the 1987-1988 season, he was the principal guest conductor of the National Orchestra of Spain. Between 1986 and the 2005-2006 season, he was the artistic director and chief conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife, of which he is currently the honorary conductor. He is also the music director of the Symphony Orchestra of Galicia [OSC].
His intense recording activity includes works by W. A. Mozart, G. Rossini, D. Shostakovich, S. Prokofiev, A. Dvořák, M. de Falla, L. de Pablo, T. Marco, F. A. Barbieri, E. Arrieta, P. Sorozábal, A. Gaos, J. Darias, F. Chueca, J. L. Turina, E. Halffter, R. Sierra, A. Pärt, H. Villalobos, I. Albéniz and X. Montsalvatge, and he recovered the work of Catalan composer Roberto Gerhard for concert halls and the world of records: his entire four symphonies, Don Quijote, Albada, interludi i dansa, Pedrelliana and the ballet Alegrías.
Víctor Pablo Pérez has also been guest conductor for the following orchestras: London Philarmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Münchner Philharmoniker, Dresdner Philharmonie, HR-Sinfonieorchester of Frankfurt, Berliner Symphoniker, Symphony Orchestra of Jerusalem, Orchestra Sinfonica RAI di Roma, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, and practically all the Spanish orchestras.
With these and other groups, he has appeared at international festivals held in the Canary Isles, Santander, Alicante, Peralada, the San Sebastián Musical Fortnight, Granada, Munich, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Cologne Triennale, the A Coruña Mozart Festival, Ibermúsica, the Madrid Bruckner Festival and the Rossini Festival in Pesaro.
During the 2005-2006 season, he made his debut at the Royal Theatre of Madrid and, recently, at the Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona with J. Massenet’s Manon, for which he was strongly acclaimed by both critics and public.
He received two Ondas Awards with the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife: the first, ‘Ondas Award 1992’, for the recording of a monographic record of Catalonian composer R. Gerhard, and the second, ‘Ondas Award 1996’, in recognition for his recording career. He received the ‘Ojo Crítico Award’ and the ‘National Music Award 1995’, in the interpretation category. He has also been awarded the Gold Medal of Merit for Fine Arts. With the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife, he won the ‘Cannes Classical Awards 1995’, for the recording of R. Gerhard’s Symphonies no. 1 and no. 3, within the framework of the International Record and Music Publishing Market [MIDEM], which is held at the aformentioned French city.
His recording activity has taken place with the record labels Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, Harmonia Mundi, Auvidis, Naive and Opus-Arte.
From 2013-2014 season he has been appointed principal conductor of the Orchestra and Chorus of the Comunidad de Madrid [ORCAM].