We met with Mro Robert Ferrer, some weeks ago, discussing his visit in our Malta, on April. Below you will find our discussion & some interesting information about the City of Humanity Opera in November 2018.
R.F.: On Thursday 12th April afternoon I was teaching a lecture on Spanish music from the 20th and 21st centuries at the University of Malta. Then, on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th April morning we had a semin in Conducting. We worked on Janáček's Sinfonietta with the students accompanied by two great pianists.
and Tuba by the Conservatory of Music "Joaquín Rodrigo" in Valencia, where he studied with teachers
Manuel Galduf and Miguel Fabra, respectively. He has attended courses and masterclass in Conducting
with Sylvain Cambreling in Mainz and Luxembourg, with Zsolt Nagy in Brno and with Yaron Traub,
Enrique García Asensio and Cristóbal Soler in Valencia.
In 2008-2009 he was a Fellow of IVM, which was awarded a scholarship to continue studies in
Conducting with Czech conductor Jiří Bělohlávek in Madrid, Paris and London. During the 2010-2011
the academic year he was a Fellow of the Caja Madrid Foundation to study a postgraduate degree in
Conducting at HAMU in Prague, with teachers Tomáš Koutník and Lubomír Mátl. Nowadays he is
doctoral candidate in Conducting, speciality "Interpretation and theory of interpretation" at JAMU and
a doctoral candidate in Musicology at MUNI in Brno, where he lives now. From academic year 2017-
2018 he is a teacher at Valencian International University (VIU).
He began his career as conductor with the ensemble I.E.S. La Vall de Segó (2000-2002). In 2007 he was
assistant conductor of the Youth Symphony Orchestra in La Vall d ́Uixó, from 2008 to 2010 assistant
conductor of Manuel Galduf in JOGV and in 2016 assistant conductor of Cristóbal Soler in the Youth
Symphony Orchestra of FSMCV. He has led groups as principal or guest conductor such as Orchestra
Mare Nostrum in Valencia, Youth Symphony Orchestra of FSMCV, Symphony Orchestra of the
Conservatory of Music in Valencia, Youth Orchestra of the Region of Valencia (JOGV), Ensemble
Opera Diversa in Brno... performing in festivals as the International Contemporary Music Festival
"Ensems" in Valencia, Cycle "Las Artes en Paralelo" from Palau de la Música in Valencia, Festival
International de Musique Universitaire in Belfort (France), Biennale de la Méditerranée in Thessaloniki
(Greece), Cicle de concerts somelgrup... and in concert halls as prestigious as the Municipal Centre for
Musical Activities of Thessaloniki, Mozart ́s Hall of Reduta Theater in Brno, Martinů ́s Hall of HAMU
in Prague, Centre Chorégraphique National in Belfort, Teatros del Canal in Madrid, Palau de les Arts
and Palau de la Música in Valencia, Auditori de Castelló, Auditori de Peñíscola, Teatro Capitolio de
Godella, Teatro Castelar de Elda, Palau d ́Altea, among others. In 2006 he founded the Ensemble Col
legno, and as its artistic director and chief conductor he has conducted various premieres of new works
and other performances in Valencia and abroad. As conductor of this group has recorded several CD,
among which music for interdisciplinary show Lluís Guarner: per què cantar a la terra i al mar? (2013),
the CD entitled Homenaje a la M.I. Academia de la Música Valenciana (2014) and the last CD including
ensemble and chamber works by Leonardo Balada for Naxos Records (2017).
He has served on various occasions as a member of Composition ́s jury in Contest for Young Creatives
"Valencia Crea" of the council of Valencia. He is a board member and has been part of various
associations and organizations such as the M.I. Academy of Valencian Music from 2010, Association
of Electroacoustic Music of Spain (AMEE) from 2013, Spanish Society of Musicology (SEdeM) from
2015 and Spanish Association of Conductors (AESDO) from 2018.
From the season 2017-2018 he is the assistant conductor in the National Theater in Brno. His next projects
include concerts with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra Olomouc, Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno,
Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.
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