Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra

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Artistic and Production General Director

Enrique Arturo Diemecke

Born in Mexico, Enrique Arturo Diemecke comes from a family of musicians. He studied violin with his father and with Henryk Szeryng; then piano, horn and percussion. He attended the Catholic University in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in violin, horn and direction.

Created in 1946 under the name "Symphonic Orchestra of the Municipal Theatre", it was the first exclusively symphonic official orchestra of Buenos Aires. Its first conductors were the masters Lamberto Baldi and Jaime Pahissa. It gave its first concert in Buenos Aires on May 21, 1947 at the Municipal Theatre (current Teatro San Martín). In October of that year another of its current activities started: to accompany ballet performances and operas, more sporadically. In 1948 it changed its name to "Buenos Aires Symphony Orchestra" and in 1953 established the Teatro Colón as its permanent venue. In 1958 it obtained its current name of "Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra". With this background, it built a career that was enriched and integrated into the Argentine musical activity. Its repertoire covers a range of languages and diverse musical expressions, with Argentinean music coexisting with works by composers from other latitudes and different eras. It has given premieres or offered first auditions of around 300 works that in certain occasions are due to commissions made by the orchestra itself and the Teatro Colón. In 1992, 1994 and 1996 it made extensive European tours, performing in Spain, Holland, Greece, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and England, in the famous stages of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Dr. Anton Philipszaal (The Hague), Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Musikverein in Vienna, Grosser Konzerthaussaal (Vienna), Tonhalle Grosser Saal (Zürich), Philarmonie in Berlin, Herkulessaal (Munich), Beethovenhalle (Bonn) and the Barbican Center in London, among others. It also performed on different cities of Argentina, as well as in Brazil, Chile and Uruguay with remarkable repercussion. The orchestra's principal conductors have been, among others, the maestros Ferruccio Calusio, Manuel Rosenthal, Jacques Singer, Pedro Ignacio Calderón and Stanislav Wislocki. Since 2007 its conductor has been the Mexican maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke. The most important soloists have performed along with the orchestra from Bruno Gelber and Martha Argerich, to figures such as Alfred Brendel, Frederica von Stade, Friederich Gulda, Yehudi Menuhin, Itzkak Perlman, Salvatore Accardo, Midori, Joshua Bell, Plácido Domingo, Paco de Lucía, Luciano Pavarotti and Astor Piazzolla, among many others. Not least is the roster of invited conductors, from Furtwangler to Sir Thomas Beecham, including Daniel Barenboim, Lorin Maazel and Zubin Mehta, to name a few.

ARTISTIC BODY

CONDUCTOR

Mtro. Enrique Arturo Diemecke

ASSOCIATE CONCERTINO

Pablo Saraví

FIRST VIOLINS

Alfija Gubaidulina
Luciano Casalino
Hermes Peressini
Elías Gurevich
Alejandro Wajnerman
Hugo Eliggi
Grace Medina
Eduardo Ludueña
Patricia Fornillo
Cecilia Barraquero
Alicia Chianalino
Matías Grande
Julio Domínguez
Sebastián Masci
Lucía Herrera
Manuel Quiroga

SECOND VIOLINS

Hernán Briático SOLOIST
Demir Lulja SUBSTITUTE SOLOIST
Nelly Guevara SUBSTITUTE SOLOIST
Jorge Caldelari
Alicia Gullace
Gerardo Pachilla
Silvio Murano
Ekaterina Lartchenko
Humberto Ridolfi
Enrique Mogni
Rosa Ridolfi
Cristina Monasterolo
Nicolás Tabbush
Juan José Raczkowski
Eugenia Gullace
Andrés Magula*

VIOLAS

Kristine Bara SUBSTITUTE SOLOIST
Silvina Álvarez SUBSTITUTE SOLOIST
Juan Manuel Castellanos
Esteban Bondar
Irene Sopczak
Daniel Tetelbaum
Claudio Medina
Darío Legname
Ana Tauriello
Emilio Astolfi
Bárbara Hiertz
Verónica D´Amore
Denis Golovin

CELLOS

José Araujo SOLOIST
Diego Fainguersch SUBSTITUTE SOLOIST
Benjamín Báez
Matías Villafañe de Marinis
Mauricio Veber
Adriana Bellino
Viktor Aepli
Gloria Pankaeva
Melina Kyrkiris
Marina Arreseygor

DOUBLE

Javier Dragún SOLOIST
Julián Medina SUBSTITUTE SOLOIST
Germán Rudmisky
Karen Sano
Pedro Salerno
Raúl Barrientos
Jeremías Prokopchuk

FLUTES

Claudio Barile SOLOIST
Gabriel De Simone SUBSTITUTE SOLOIST
Horacio Massone
Ana Rosa Rodríguez
Gabriel Romero

PICCOLO

Horacio Massone
Ana Rosa Rodríguez
Gabriel Romero

OBOES

Néstor Garrote SOLOIST
Natalia Silipo SUBSTITUTE SOLOIST
Michelle Wong
Hernán Gastiaburo

ENGLISH HORNS

Michelle Wong

CLARINETS

Mariano Rey SOLOIST
Matías Tchicourel SUBSTITUTE SOLOIST
Eloy Fernández Rojas
Eduardo Ihidoype
Sebastián Tozzola
Alfonso Calvo*

BASS CLARINET

Sebastián Tozzola
Eloy Fernández Rojas

E-FLAT CLARINET

Eduardo Ihidoype
Eloy Fernández Rojas
Alfonso Calvo *

BASSOONS

Gabriel La Rocca SOLOIST
Gertrud Stauber SUBSTITUTE SOLOIST
Andrea Merenzon
Daniel La Rocca
William Thomas Genz

CONTRABASSOONS

Andrea Merenzon
Daniel La Rocca

HORNS

Fernando Chiappero SOLOIST
Martcho Mavrov SUBSTITUTE SOLOIST
Christian Morabito
Gustavo Peña
Margarete Mengel
Federico Schneebeli
Luis Ariel Martino *

TRUMPETS

Fernando Ciancio SOLOIST
Daniel Marcel Crespo SUBSTITUTE SOLOIST
Guillermo Tejada Arce
Leandro Melluso

TENOR TROMBONES

Víctor Gervini SOLOIST
Armando Campos
Maximiliano De la Fuente

BASS TROMBONE

Jorge Ramírez Cáceres

TUBA

Richard Alonso Díaz*

TIMPANI

Juan Ignacio Ferreirós SUBSTITUTE SOLOIST
Juan Ringer

PERCUSSION

Christian Frette FIRST DRUM
Ángel Frette PLATES
Federico Del Castillo CYMBALS AND ACCESSORIES
Joaquín Pérez CYMBALS AND BASS DRUM

HARPS

María Cecilia Rodríguez SOLOIST

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Diana Canela

ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR

Ezequiel Silberstein *

COORDINATOR

Alejandra Gandini

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR

Luz Rocco

* HIRED