Permanent Orchestra

The Permanent Orchestra of the Teatro Colón is one of the oldest symphonic groups in Argentina. It was created in 1925 by the City Hall of Buenos Aires -together with the Permanent Ballet and Choir- responding to the theatre's need to have its instrumental group for the musical interpretation of the operas and ballets of the programming. In its first activities as a stable company, in 1928, the Permanent Orchestra was conducted by Tullio Serafin. From 1936 to 1949, it was conducted by the Austrian Erich Kleiber, who made axis in the German repertoire and the music of Richard Wagner, besides being responsable for shaping the group's high quality level. He conducted the premieres of Joan of Arc at the bonfire of Arthur Honegger in 1947 and The Woman without Shadow by Richard Strauss in 1949.

The performance of the Permanent Orchestra increased the fame of the Theatre among the Buenos Aires public. In 1941, the presentations together with Arturo Toscanini marked another milestone. The orchestra was conducted by first-class figures such as Fritz Busch, Hector Panizza, Ferdinand Leitner, Karl Böhm Thomas Beecham, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Richard Strauss, Herbert von Karajan, Ernest Ansermet, Clemens Krauss, Ottorino Respighi, Paul Hindemith, Aaron Copland, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Manuel de Falla, among others. In 1988, the members of the orchestra formed the civil Association of Teachers of the Permanent Orchestra of the Teatro Colón to expand the activities of the company. In 1992 the orchestra was presented at the Universal Exposition of Seville. In 2007 it made another tour to Mexico. In 2013 it was conducted by Valery Gergiev at a season opening concert. Throughout its fruitful existence, the Permanent Orchestra, which has no stable conductor, has been influenced by multiple maestros.

It has been the backbone of the lyrical seasons; it has also accompanied the Permanent Ballet performances (alternating with the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra), performed symphonic-choral concerts with the Permanent Choir, offered concerts with notable soloists and made recordings of Argentine music.

COMPANY

CONCERTMASTER

Freddy Varela Montero

ASSOCIATE CONCERTMASTER

Oleg Pishenin

FIRST VIOLINS

Natalia Shishmonina SOLOIST
Serdar Geldymuradov SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Omar Randazzo SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Tatiana Glava SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Amílcar Carfi
Raúl Di Renzo
Martha Cosattini
David Bellisomi
Fernando Rojas Huespe*
Martín Centeno
María Lucrecia Herrero
Daniela Sigaud
Verónica Novara
Myriam Gandarillas
David Coudenhove

SECOND VIOLINS

Sergio Allendes Trujillo SOLOIST
Julio Sebastián Zoppi SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Nicolás Giordano SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Alma Quiroga SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Guillermo Ferreiro Habra
Diego Tejedor
Roxana Valle
Gabriela Olcese
Katharina Deissler
Luis Sava
Alejandro Beraldi
Valentina Julia González
Anabella Fernández
Amarilis Rutkauskas
Olga Pinchuk*

VIOLAS

Javier Cárdenas SOLOIST
Gabriel Falconi SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Adrián Felizia SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Hilary Gamble SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Héctor Pérez Gareca
Rubén Jurado
Cecilia Russo
Jorge Daniel Sandrini
Alejandro Varady
María Cristina Tonelli
Pablo Fusco
Sepher Marjouei Nouri

CELLOS

Stanimir Todorov SOLOIST
Jorge Bergero SUBSTITUE SOLOIST INTERIM
Néstor Tedesco
Leandro Kyrkiris
Daniel Tavella
Nicolás Rossi
Federico Wernicke*
Teresita Di Marco*

DOUBLE BASS

Elián Ortíz Cárdenas SOLOIST
Mariano Slaby SUBSTITUE SOLOIST INTERIM
Carlos Vega
Daniel Buono
Federico Yamus*
Matías Cadoni
Pastor Mora*
Ricardo Cánepa
Santiago Bechelli*

FLUTES

Jorge De la Vega SOLOIST
Fabio Mazzitelli SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Martín Auza SUBSTITUE SOLOIST - PICCOLO
Laura Falcone
María Cecilia Muñoz

BASSOON

Rubén Albornoz SOLOIST
Alejandro Lago SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Marcelo Baus SUBSTITUE SOLOIST - ENGLISH HORN
Raquel Dottori

CLARINETS

Carlos Céspedes SOLOIST
Daniel Kovacich SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Carlos Fernández SUBSTITUE SOLOIST - BASS CLARINET
Guillermo Astudillo
Roberto Gutiérrez

FAGOTES

Ezequiel Fainguersch SOLOIST INTERIM
Diego Armengol SUBSTITUE SOLOIST INTERIM
Alfredo Ciani SUBSTITUE SOLOIST - DOUBLE BASSON
Abner Da Silva Pinto

HORNS

Rodolfo Rosón SOLOIST INTERIM
Diego Curutchet*
Reinaldo Albornoz Boada*
Leonardo Melgarejo*
Gustavo Ibacache Hermosilla*

TRUMPETS

Osvaldo Lacunza SOLOIST
Werner Mengel SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Oscar López de Calatayud SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Agustina Guidolin
Cristian Martinelli

TROMBONES

Pablo Fenoglio SOLOIST
Ignacio Galicchio SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Enrique Schneebeli SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Ingrid Bay
Adrián Nalli

TUBA

Pedro Pulzován SOLOIST

TIMPANI

Franco Rapetti SOLOIST
Gabriel Rodríguez* SUBSTITUE SOLOIST

PERCUSSION

Florencia Barrientos SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Néstor Astutti SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Gustavo Alfieri* SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Gerardo Cavanna
Federico Taboada

HARPS

Melissa Kenny SOLOIST*
Sarah Goldie Solomon Stern SUBSTITUE SOLOIST

OPERATIVE SECRETARY

Federico Bondar *

COORDINATOR

Ricardo García

COORDINATION ASSISTANT

Gabriel Roson

* HIRED