Carlos Garcés, Soria (Spain), 1986
Carlos Garcés was awarded Best Conductor of the Year 2011 by The Chinnart Awards Committee during his Tour with the Orchestra “Ciudad de Palencia” in China. Also he was awarded Best Conductor on the First Orchestra Competition in Palau de les Arts in Valencia, 2017.
Garcés’ guest conducting engagements have included appearances with the RTVE Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Valencia, Principado of Asturias, Castilla y León, Bilbao and Basque National Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Comunidad de Madrid in a production for Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid), Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès, Barbieri Symphony Orchestra, Boston Philarmonic Youth Orchestra,” Orchestra of the Opéra de Rouen…
He achieved his Degree in Orchestral Conducting at the Conservatory of the Basque Country (MUSIKENE) with the highest marks and under the tutelage of Enrique García Asensio and Manel Valdivieso. Garcés also received advise in his conducting career from Bernard Haitink, Benjamin Zander, Andrés Orozco-Estrada Odón Alonso, Ferrer Ferrán, José Manuel Aceña, Pascual Balaguer and J. Vicent Egea. He was awarded a Scholarship to study at the Conservatory “G. B. Martini” in Bologna (Italy) with Luciano Acocella and completed his studies with a Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting at the Conservatory CODARTS in Rotterdam (The Netherlands).
In 2014, Garcés was accepted by the Orchestra of the Lucerna Festival to study with Bernard Haitink and from April 2015 he is a member of the JONDE’s Conducting Students’ Pool. He recently won, together with Santa Cecilia of Cullera, the First Prize at the Honorary Division at the “City of Valencia” Contest in 2015.
Also active in opera, Carlos Garcés made a highly-successful debut conducting “La Cantada Vida y muerte del General Malbrú” for Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid). Other recent work has included Cosi fan tutte, Carmen, La Traviata, La Boheme, La Corte de Faraón, Falstaff…
His future highlights include his debut with the Gran Canaria Phil Orchestra, Valencia Symphony Orchestra, Principado of Asturias Symphony Orchestra, Cordoba…
Garcés has recorded for Itinerant Classics the Egea´s First Symphony “Numancia” with “Lira Numantina” Symphony Orchestra.
Carlos Garcés is Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Lira Numantina Orchestra of Soria and the Orchestra “Ciudad de Palencia”. He is also Chief Conductor of the “Santa Cecilia” Symphony Orchestra of Cullera (Valencia).