Concert 6 - 24th of september at 20h. Parish Church of Santanyí.

JÜRGEN ESSL (organ)
PABLO MIELGO (director)
Orquestra Simfònica de les Illes Balears

JÜRGEN ESSL (organ)

Jose Antonio Domene

Jürgen Essl is one of the foremost organists and composers in today's European musical scene. He performs regularly in the most prestigious venues around the globe including venues such as the Notre Dame de Paris, Kölner Dom, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Smetana Hall Prague, Konzerthaus Wien, Philharmonic Hall Moscow, as well as Amsterdam, Lissabon, Milano, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Taipeh, Mexico and the USA. He frequently appears on television and radio as both organist and conductor.
As a composer, Mr. Essl's works have been performed by some of the leading choirs and orchestras. Most renowned are his motets and oratorias, which have been performed by choirs such as the Darmstädter Kantorei, Würzburger Domchor and the Regensburger Domspatzen.
Maestro Essl studied organ in Germany and France with Ludger Lohmann and Francis Chapelet, later completing his studies in Vienna with Michael Radulescu. A Professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart (www.mh-stuttgart. de) since 2003, Jürgen Essl has also served as Professor for Organ at the Musikhochschule Lübeck and an organist at the Castle Church of Sigmaringen. He is a co-founder of the International Summer Academy of Music - ISAM in Ochsenhausen, Germany.
.... "I was impressed by [Essl's] strongly distinctive style and compositional language and I treasure his strong and lucid feeling of structure."...
Arvo Pärt

PABLO MIELGO (director)

Jose Antonio Domene

Born in Madrid, he studied in the city at the Conservatorio Superior de Música, Escuela de Música Reina Sofía and London's Guildhall School of Music. Since 2014, Mielgo is Chief Conductor of the OSIB (Symphonic Orchestra of the Balearic Islands). Mielgo regularly conducts in Europe, the United States, Latin America and the Middle East countries, where he has established solid artistic relationships with orchestras such as Qatar Philharmonic, Simón Bolívar of Venezuela, or the Orquesta de la Arena in Verona. Besides, he usually conducts prominent artists like Juan Diego Flórez, Labeque Sisters, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Julian Rachlin or Radovan Vlatkovic, among others.
Mielgo is Artistic Codirector of the Academia Filarmónica de Medellín, and Artistic and Musical Director of Fundación Saludarte.







ORQUESTRA SIMFÒNICA DE LES ILLES BALEARS

Jose Antonio Domene

The OSIB was founded in 1988 by Fundació Pública de les Balears per a la música, which included Govern Balear, Ajuntament de Palma and Consell de Mallorca.
Although the history of symphonic music in the Balearic Islands dates back to the 1940s, the orchestra as we know it was created by Maestro Luís Remartínez, who was Principal Conductor. He was followed by Maestros Philippe Bender, Salvador Brotons, Geoffrey Simon, Edmon Colomer and Josep Vicent. Today's Principal Conductor is Maestro Pablo Mielgo.
The OSIB performs a stable symphonic season at the Auditorium de Palma, as well as opera seasons at the Teatre Principal de Palma and the Teatre de Maó. In addition, the orchestra collaborates in many Festivals and events around the Balearic Islands. The OSIB has accompanied main solo acts like Juan Diego Flórez, Kiri Te Kanawa, Teresa Berganza, Joaquín Achúcarro, Piotr Anderszewski, María Bayo, Simón Orfila, Joan Pons, Kate Lindsey, Michel Camilo, Radovan Vlatkovic, Katia and Marielle Labèque.
The current International Artist in Residence is Julian Rachlin and the Balearic Artist in Residence is violinist Francisco Fullana.
On tour, the OSIB has played in renowned halls such as Radio France in Paris and Musikverein in Vienna.