This year, the Torroella de Montgrí Festival welcomes the symphonic orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica del Vallés (OSV) on stage once again with a programme offering music including a cover of the opera ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ by Mozart, and Beethoven’s 5th piano concerto in E-flat major, ‘Emperor’.
This year, the OSV is joined by the young Lithuanian-Russian pianist, Lukas Geniusas, one of today’s most promising talents. Winner of the second international Chopin piano competition held in Warsaw in 2010, and runner-up at the Tchaikovsky competition in 2015, he has an impressive repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music. At the Torroella de Montgrí festival he will play two masterpieces for piano: Mozart’s 20th piano concerto and Beethoven’s 5th piano concerto, ‘Emperor’, accompanied by OSV under their conductor, Rubén Gimeno.
More about OSV
OSV was founded in 1987 by the Asociación Amigos de la Ópera de Sabadell (Sabadell Friends of the Opera Association) and is the only symphonic orchestra in Spain organised as a limited company in which the workers are also co-owners. It is an extremely active group, giving over one hundred concerts every year, mainly in the city of Sabadell and at the Palau de la Música Catalana.
Throughout its history it has been awarded various prizes including the National Music Award 1992, given out by the Generalitat de Catalunya (government of Catalonia) and the 2012 Medal of Honour in the city of Sabadell.
During this time, OSV has included many chief conductors: Albert Argudo, from 1988 to 1992; Jordi Mora, from 1993 to 1997; Salvador Brotons, from 1997 to 2002; Edmon Colomer, from 2002 to 2005, and David Giménez Carreras, from 2006 to 2009. The chief conductor since September 2009 is Rubén Gimeno.