Conductor: Iñigo Pirfano
The “ Orquesta Académica de Madrid ” was born in 1997, founded by its present Principal Conductor Íñigo Pírfano, starting its performances in early 2000's. Since then, the “Orquesta Académica de Madrid” has become established in the Spanish musical sphere as one of the most important young ensembles in the Spanish geography. Among the main goals of the Orchestra, the first one is the promotion and development of a musical sensitivity at the service of art and culture.
The Orchestra is constituted by members –professionals and last course music students- whose common desire is to serve music with rigour and depth, forming a staff of 65 instrumentalists with both an outstanding technical background and musical sensitivity in performance. The conductor, Íñigo Pírfano, who studied at the Salzburg's ‘ Mozarteum ', has adopted a work strategy that combines enthusiasm and the demanding requirements characteristic of Central Europe orchestras. This resolution has made “Orquesta Académica de Madrid” performances attract critic and public admiration alike.
Among the large list of performances, it is worth emphasizing the scenic performances of Falla's ‘Master Peter´s Puppet Show' at the theatre of the ‘Círculo de Bellas Artes' in Madrid or the massively attended concert at the ‘Mezquita' of the Cathedral in the city of Cordoba that included the performance of Pergolesi's ‘Stabat Mater'. Both performances are examples of a wide and varied repertoire that ranges from the Baroque, the Classicism –with an special interest in the music by Haydn and Mozart-, the Romanticism, to Modern and Contemporary Music.