Andrés Salado, new Chief Conductor and artistic Director of the Orquesta de Extremadura

Maestro Salado will assume his new positions in 2021 for a period of four seasons.

In the selection process, the opinion of the orchestra’s musicians has been taken into account for the first time.

The Board of Trustees of the Orquesta de Extremadura Foundation has today presented Andrés Salado as the new Chief Conductor and and artistic Director of the Orquesta de Extremadura for four seasons. He will replace Álvaro Albiach, at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year, who had been developing these functions since 2012.

Andrés Salado has been chosen for these positions after a long process of consultation and analysis of proposals, in which, for the first time, the opinion of the orchestra’s musicians has been included.

From a first list proposed by the artistic area and the management, a short list of five candidates was established. After a vote, the Board of Trustees of the Fundación Orquesta de Extremadura decided to request two of them to present projects, in accordance with the bases established by the Foundation.

The project presented by Andrés Salado was chosen as it was the one that best approached the reality of the Fundación, which he knows well for being the conductor of the Extremadura Youth Orchestra since 2014. In addition, its curriculum has been taken into account,. Salado is a young conductor who has already conducted a large part of the main Spanish orchestras and important international ensembles and who, among other recognitions, has been awarded the 2016 Princess of Girona Award for Arts and Letters.

With Andrés Salado the Orquesta de Extremadura, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will begin a new stage.



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