Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra

Created in 1946, under the name "Orquesta Sinfónica del Teatro Municipal" (Municipal Theatre Symphony Orchestra), it was the first official exclusively symphonic orchestra of the city. Its first conductors were Lamberto Baldi and Jaime Pahissa.

Its debut concert performance was in Buenos Aires on May 21st 1947 at the Teatro Municipal (now named Teatro San Martín). In October of that year, it started to regularly perform in ballet productions, and afterward, in opera productions, only sporadically. In 1984 its name was changed to "Orquesta Sinfónica de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires" (Buenos Aires Symphony Orchestra), and in 1953 the Colón was instituted as its home. In 1958 it received its current name, "Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires" (Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra).

With such background, it has built a very solid trajectory, acutely linked with Argentinian music creation. Its repertoire encompasses a wide range of musical languages and expressions, and its programme includes Argentinian music as well as works by composers from other countries and eras.

It has showcased the first performances of about 300 productions, often as a request made by the orchestra itself or the Colón.

In 1992, 1994 and 1996 it went on extensive European recital tours, and performed in Spain, Holand, Grece, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and England, in the famous stages of Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Dr. Anton Philipszaal (The Hague), Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (Paris), Musikverein (Vienna), Tonhalle  (Zürich), Berliner Philharmonie (Berlin), Herkulessaal (Munich), Beethovenhalle (Bonn) and the Barbican Centre  (London), among others. It has also had significant impact in different cities in Argentina other than Buenos Aires, and in neighbouring countries such as Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.

The orchestra has been conducted by maestros Ferruccio Calusio, Manuel Rosenthal, Jacques Singer, Pedro Ignacio Calderón and Stanislav Wislocki, among others. Mexican maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke has been the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra's conductor since 2007.

 

Conductor
Enrique Arturo Diemecke

Concertino
Haydée Seibert 

Associate Concertino

Pablo Saraví    Demir Lulja*

 

First Violins

Alfija Gubaidulina   Francisco Masciandaro
Luciano Casalino   Hermes Peressini
Elías Gurevich   Olga Szurpik
Alejandro Wajnerman   Hugo Eliggi
Grace Medina   Eduardo Ludueña
Patricia Fornillo   Cecilia Barraquero
Alicia Chianalino   Matías Grande
Julio Domínguez   Sebastián Masci
Lucía Herrera   Manuel Quiroga
Ahram Kim *   Serdar Geldymuradov *
Tatiana Glava *    

 

Second Violins

Hernán Briático (solista guía)   Esteban Prentki (sup. de solista)
Nelly Guevara (sup. de solista)   Demir Lulja
Alicia Gullace   Gerardo Pachilla
Silvio Murano   Ekaterina Lartchenko
Humberto Ridolfi   Enrique Mogni
Rosa Ridolfi   Cristina Monasterolo
Nicolás Tabbush   Juan José Raczkowski
Eugenia Gullace   Jorge Caldelari
Andrés Magula *   Alma Quiroga *
Martín Centeno *    

 

Violas

Marcela Magin (solista)   Kristine Bara (sup. de solista)
Silvina Álvarez (sup. de solista)   Juan Manuel Castellanos
Esteban Bondar   Irene Sopczak
Daniel Tetelbaum   Claudio Medina
Darío Legname   Ana Tauriello
Emilio Astolfi   Bárbara Hiertz
Verónica D´Amore   Denis Golovin
Scott Moore *    

 

Cellos

Carlos Nozzi (solista)   Marcelo Bru (sup. de solista)
Diego Fainguersch (sup. solista)   Matías Villafañe de Marinis
Mauricio Veber   Guillermo Mariconda
Adriana Bellino   Viktor Aepli
Gloria Pankaeva   Melina Kyrkiris
María Eugenia Castro *   Nicolás Rossi *
Marcos Vives *    

 

Double

Javier Dragún (solista)   Fernando Fieiras (sup. de solista)
Julián Medina (sup. de solista)   Germán Rudmisky
Karen Sano   Pedro Salerno
Daniel Falasca   Raúl Barrientos
Jeremías Prokopchuk *   Martín Marino *
Emilse Ríos *    

 

Flutes

Claudio Barile (solista)   Gabriel De Simone (sup. de solista)
Luis Rocco   Ana Rosa Rodríguez
Gabriel Romero    

 

Piccolo

Luis Rocco   Ana Rosa Rodríguez
Gabriel Romero    

 

Oboes

Néstor Garrote (solista)   Iris Camps (sup. de solista)
Natalia Silipo (sup. de solista)   Michelle Wong
Hernán Gastiaburo    

 

English Horns

Michelle Wong    

 

Clarinets

Mariano Rey (solista)   Matías Tchicourel
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 (solista)   Gertrud Stauber (sup. de solista)
Andrea Merenzon   Daniel La Rocca
William Thomas Genz    

 

Contrabassoons

Andrea Merenzon   Daniel La Rocca

 

Horns

Fernando Chiappero (solista)   Martcho Mavrov (sup. de solista)
Christian Morabito   Gustavo Peña
Margarete Mengel   Federico Schneebeli
Luis Ariel Martino *    

 

Trumpets

Fernando Ciancio (solista)   Daniel Marcel Crespo (sup. de solista)
Guillermo Tejada Arce   Werner Mengel
Javier Mas *    

 

Tenor Trombones

Víctor Gervini (solista)   Gaspar Licciardone (sup. de solista)
Pablo Fenoglio* (solista adjunto)   Armando Campos
Maximiliano De la Fuente    

 

Bass Trombone
Jorge Ramírez Cáceres

Tuba

Héctor Ramírez   Richard Alonso Díaz *

Timpani

Arturo Vergara (solista)   Juan Ignacio Ferreirós (sup. de solista)
Juan Ringer    

 

Percussion

Christian Frette (primer tambor)   Ángel Frette (placas)
Federico Del Castillo  (platillos y accesorios)   Joaquín Pérez

 

Harps

María Cecilia Rodríguez (solista)   Hilda Perín (sup. de solista)

 

Executive Director
Diana Canela

Assistant Conductor
Ezequiel Silberstein

Coordinator
Alejandra Gandini

Assistant Coordinator
Luz Rocco

Assistant to Conductor
Estrella Mezza *

Music Copyist and Corrector
Jorge Azzinari

Music Archives
Horacio Lagrassa (Jefatura)
Antonio Battipaglia (2º Jefatura)

Tuner and Music Technician
Ricardo Quintieri

* Under contract