Biography ENGLISH

Ignacio García-Vidal is a dynamic Spanish orchestra conductor. García-Vidal has successfully conducted many of the most important orchestras such as the Spanish Radio TV Symphony Orchestra, Argentina National Symphony Orchestra, Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, Mar del Plata Symphony Orchestra, Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra, Córdoba Symphony Orchestra, Salta Symphony Orchestra, Würzburg  Philharmonic Orchestra, Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra, Ukrainian Radio Symphony Orchestra, City of Granada Orchestra, Murcia Symphony Orchestra, among others. García-Vidal was also principal guest conductor of the Algeria National Symphony Orchestra, and he is the principal and artistic conductor of the Ensemble Casa Mediterraneo based in Alicante since 2014. He conducted successful tours such as “El Amor Brujo” (2015 South America), “Concierto de Aranjuez” (2014 North Africa) and “Argentina Bicentennial Orchestra & Choir” (2010 Argentina). Concert engagements have included appearances in leading Festivals as “MozartFest Würzburg” (Germany), “Festival International Symphonique” (Alger) and he has been invited by “Mozarteum Argentino” and “Barenboim-Saïd Fundation”. García-Vidal was honoured as "Guest of Honor" by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and awarded by the Rotary Club of Salamanca for his work in orchestra conducting.

The press has described him as “an outstanding conducting (...) Expressive, precise, tender, overwhelming ” (Salta 21, Argentina), “the young, passionate conductor Ignacio García-Vidal gave his instructions with energetic, sometimes eloquent, sometimes frugal gestures” (MainPost, Germany), “García-Vidal is one of those conductors who know how to communicate his own enjoyment of the works he conducts with a vocational approach” (magazine Sinfónica, Uruguay).

García-Vidal has conducted important soloists as Ara Malikian (violin), Raquel Boldorini (piano), José Araujo (cello), Roberto Prosseda (piano), Rocío Bazán (cantaora flamenca) or Claudio Espector (piano).

Ignacio García-Vidal was born in Cocentaina (Alicante, Spain)  in 1979. He has an in depth academic education: he is a Doctor with rating of "Cum Laude" for his PhD Thesis about the teaching of musical conducting (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), he  has degree in History and Music Sciences (Musicology) (University of Salamanca) and a degree in Communication Sciences (Pontifical University of Salamanca).  He began his training in Orchestra Conducting in Spain with Maestro Enrique García Asensio, and further expanded studies in St Petersburg (Russia) with George Erzhemski and Piotr Gribanov, who considers him as one of his best disciples in the world.

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