Direction

Musical direction

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We present our director, Diego Miguel-Urzanqui

“Miguel-Urzanqui clearly shows his integral conception of Chopin’s piano concertos, an approach that transforms these two works into a kind of concertante piano symphonies, giving them an incredible, formal and expressive cohesion.”
Luca Belloni, composer and conductor.

 

“His good and developed gestural technique adds to a detailed and deep musical intelligence. Diego Miguel-Urzanqui has musical knowledge that goes beyond what is purely academic and conventional and an extraordinary ability always showing solidity of preparation and security on stage.”

Jordi Mora, orchestra director.

 

“Maestro Miguel-Urzanqui has the valuable ability to fully understand the peculiarities of each soloist and to exalt them during the performance of the concerts. I have never had the opportunity to express myself so freely through music and at the same time, be so well accompanied.”

Elizabeth Sombart, pianist.

 

“Great musicality and energy”. These are the words of the English music critic Jon Tolansky after hearing him at the head of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at London in 2014.Diego Miguel-Urzanqui, (La Rioja, 1978), Since 1998 he has been performing intensely in music, taking him to concert halls in Germany, Spain, France, Belgium, England, Italy, Lebanon, Romania, Switzerland and the United States, such as the Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona Auditorium, Auditorium of Zaragoza, Herkulessaal of Munich, Théâtre de Beaulieu and the Salle Paderewski of Lausanne, Bâtiment des Forces Motrices of Ginebra, Cadogan Hall de Londres, BOZAR de Brussels, Ateneul Român of Bucarest, Amphitheatre Pierre Abou-Khater of Beirut, Salle-Auditorium Safadi de Trípoli (Lebanon) among others and within the Festival of music of the Baix Penedès, Cebreros Festival of Strings, Festival Internacional Variations Musicals of Tannay, Annual Gene Nastri School Summer Arts Workshop (WA, EUA), Festival de musique de chambre Plage musicale of Bangor (Belle-Île) or the Rencontre de Guitare Classique de Nice where he has been a guest conductor in each edition since 2017. He has conducted different orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Regala of Bucarest, Philharmonic Orchestra of Kharkiv, Orchestre Solidaire Résonnance, Ensemble Symphonique Kataulus, Monzón Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Kingdom of Aragon, Empordà Chamber Orchestra, Tarragona Chamber Orchestra and Cambra de Vic Orchestra and others. He has accompanied, among others, soloists such as Irina Kulikova (guitar), Pablo Ferrández (cello), guitarists Alejandro Arroyo-Rius and Marcelo de la Pobla, the famous French actress Véronique Genest, as well as pianist Elizabeth Sombart, with whom in 2013 he recorded the entirety of Chopin’s concerts. He has been a juror of the XII International Classical Guitar Competition “Heitor Villa-Lobos” in Nice (France).

In 2011 he created the OSRé, Orchestre Solidaire Résonnance lthe activity is «offer classical music where there is none» thus amplifying the work carried out by the Résonnance Foundation (Switzerland) in different countries of Europe and Lebanon, and performing concerts in hospitals, shelters, residences, etc. Maestro Miguel-Urzanqui stands out for his extensive musical work in the prison sector, promoting and disseminating live classical music, both orchestral and chamber music, in different prisons in Catalonia and Aragon alongside Résonnance Spain. He currently combines his career as a conductor, at the head of the Orthemis Orchestra, with the teaching and social field. He develops an important activity within the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona, ​​as director of the University Orchestra and professor of chamber music, and is manager of Résonnance Spain.

He studied conducting and musical phenomenology in Barcelona with the maestro Jordi Mora, one of the most direct musical heirs of the conductor Sergiu Celibidache. For more than ten years he has also made an intense journey participating in his courses, master classes and essays in different parts of Spain and the rest of Europe, highlighting centers such as the School of Music of Catalonia, the University International of Andalusia, the Conservatory Superior of Castellón, the School of High Musical Studies of Galicia, the Fondation Résonnance (Switzerland, Spain and Italy), the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra (Catalonia and Valencia) or the Bruckner Akademie Orchester (Munich) and others. Also, and granted a scholarship by the ESMUC, he studied conducting and conducting at the aforementioned music center in Barcelona.

http://www.diegomiguelurzanqui.blogspot.com 

Stage direction

And also, our stage director, creator of our shows and actor, Jordi Purtí

Born in Manresa, he began walking in the world of show business on stilts in the 80s and doing acrobatics, trapeze and juggling in a moment of explosion of street parties and parade groups. He passed the tests and studied Mime and Pantomime at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona.

His university was the five years of actor in the Company Els Joglars where he works in the creation and actor of two shows and three television series.

He began writing and directing his own works in 1991. To date, 78 have been released. He enjoys the challenge of tackling various styles and is therefore a versatile professional.

They have worked and created under his direction: Marcel Gros, Ínfima La Puça, Toni Albà, Monti i cia., La Industrial Teatrera, La Tal, Guillem Albà, Always Drinking Marching Band, Luciano Federico, Paco Moran, Poca Conya, El Terrat , Vol Ras, Spasmo Teatro, La Baldufa, Xirriquiteula, Titiriteros de Binèfar, Jordi Bertran, Òpera de Cambra de Sant Cugat, Cor de Teatre, Forani Teatre, Orquestra de Cambra de l’Empordà, Les 3T Theater, Artífex / Anexa, Bacum / Dance, Come&See, Festival de Pallassos de Cornellà, Gala Premis Nit de Circ, Passió de Cervera,…..

His works have been awarded. Three times best show at the Fira de Tàrrega, at the Feria de Leioa, two UNNIM Awards, Butaca Award, Barcelona Critics Special Award, three Zirkòlika Circus Awards, Sebastià Gasch Applause, FAD Barcelona, ​​Arcipestre de Hita, Garnacha / Rioja, Rialles / Òmnium, Guineueta, Television Zapping Award, FETEN Festival, Generalitat de Catalunya Award / Teatre Jove, nomination for the MOLIERE / Paris award and three for the MAX.

Ha hecho temporadas en Barcelona: el Teatro Nacional de Cataluña, Poliorama, Victoria, Condal, Goya, Apolo, Capitol, Molino, Caixa Forum, Artenbrut, Versus, SAT, Regina y Tantarantana.

Temporadas en el extranjero: Paris en Ranelagh, Trianon, Dejazet, Tristan Bernard, Theatre Antoine y Theatre Edouard VII. En Montreal el Monumento-National. En Londres el National Theatre. A Aviñón al Theatre del Oulle, Beliers, Le Palace, La Salle y Pandora. En Toulouse a Las 3T. Al Assembly Rooms de Edinburgh.

Giras: Cataluña, España, Portugal, Francia, Bélgica, Alemania, Suiza, Italia, Holanda, Dinamarca, Reino Unido, Noruega, Polonia, La Reunión, Canadá, Colombia, México, China.

En la televisión trabaja como actor y guionista en tres series con Els Joglars:
Som 1 Meravella, Ya Semos Europeos and Orden Especial. Also in S.I. Societat Imitada, Et quedes o te’n vas, Marina i Racons de la Memòria. As a screenwriter and director of actors in El dia dels Innocents i Leonart (Zapping 2007).

As a teacher at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, ​​he has directed 3rd and 4th grade Gest workshops. Courses and Workshops at the acting school of El Timbal and at the Aula de Teatre de Manresa. Monographs of theatrical creation in the associations of actors of Galicia and Euskadi. Master class at the Nouveau Clown Institute, led by Jango Edwards. He has given lectures at the University of Deusto, INEF of Lleida and the University of Lleida.

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