Josep Vicent


Since 2015, Josep Vicent is Artistic and Music Director at the ADDA Auditorium in Spain. On 14th December 2018 the hall’s ADDA Symphony Orchestra gave its debut performance opening its regular concert series. A very successful first season that included Haydn’s Creation with “La Fura dels Baus”, Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony, the Michael Nyman 75th Anniversary concert, recordings of Beethoven, Prokofiev, Barber, Falla’s El Amor Brujo, Zarzuela, educational and community programs among others.

Since 2005, he has been Artistic Director of the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra and he was also Principal Conductor of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Balearic Islands (OSIB) and the Xenakis Festival.

In the 2020/21 season, he will combine his position as Principal Conductor of ADDA Symphony Orchestra with concerts as guest conductor of the Sichuan Symphony Orchestra, Rouen Normandie Opera Orchestra, the Philharmonie Zuidnederland, the Belgian National Orchestra –on tour in Spain and Belgium– as well as the Israel NK Orchestra on an 8 concert tour of Israel. In Spain he will conduct the Spanish National Orchestra, the Orchestra of Valencia and the Orchestra of Castilla y León.

Last season he conducted, among others, the Lille National Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi and the WDR Funkhausorchester at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

His exciting career as a conductor has brought him regular cooperation with some of the most prestigious ensembles around the world: Rotterdam Philharmonic, Paris Chamber Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, Residentie Orkest The Hague, Spanish National Orchestra, Kiev Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, South Netherlands Philharmonic, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC), Valencia Symphony, Slovenian Philharmonic, Symphonic Orchestra of Chile, New World Symphony, among others.

Josep Vicent has conducted Opera productions at Teatro Real de Madrid, Teatro del Liceo de Barcelona, Leipzig Opera and Teatro de la Maestranza of Sevilla. He also works as Music Director/Conductor with acclaimed opera/theater group La Fura dels Baus since 2014.

Very dedicated to contemporary music, he has premiered hundreds of new works to great acclaim. He was Artistic Director at The Amsterdam Percussion Group (Formed by soloists of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) and regularly conducts specialized groups such as the Cadaqués Orchestra Contemporary Ensemble.

Former assistant of Maestro Alberto Zedda he was named Best Young Music Performer by Jeunesse Musicales, and he received the Arts prize 2013 awarded by the City of Valencia and the Óscar Esplá City of Alicante Award. Furthermore, he was named International Ambassador for the Foundation Culture of Peace, chaired by Federico Mayor for his dynamic agenda with intercultural youth projects.