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
Mtro. Enrique Arturo Diemecke

 

ASSOCIATE CONCERTINO
Pablo Saraví
Demir Lulja GUEST

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

SECOND VIOLINS
Hernán Briático SOLOIST
Nelly Guevara SUBSTITUTE SOLOIST
Demir Lulja
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
Víctor Muñoz

DOUBLE
Diego Fainguersch SUBSTITUTE SOLOIST
Matías Villafañe de Marinis
Mauricio Veber
Guillermo Mariconda
Adriana Bellino
Viktor Aepli
Gloria Pankaeva
Melina Kyrkiris
Lucas Caballero *
Clement Silly *
Ignacio Bartet

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
Ana Rosa Rodríguez
Gabriel Romero

PICCOLO
Ana Rosa Rodríguez
Gabriel Romero

OBOES
Néstor Garrote SOLOIST
Iris Camps SUBSTITUTE 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
Werner Mengel
Javier Mas *

TENOR TROMBONES
Víctor Gervini SOLOIST
Ignacio Galicchio *SUBSTITUTE SOLOIST
Armando Campos
Maximiliano De la Fuente

BASS TROMBONE
Jorge Ramírez Cáceres

TUBA
Héctor Ramírez
Richard Alonso Díaz *

TIMPANI
Arturo Vergara SOLOIST
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
Hilda Perín SUBSTITUTE SOLOIST

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Diana Canela

ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR
Ezequiel Silberstein *

COORDINATOR
Alejandra Gandini

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR
Luz Rocco

MUSIC COPYIST AND CORRECTOR
Jorge Azzinari
Augusto Reinhold

MUSICAL ARCHIVE
SUPERVISORS:
Cristina López
Daniel Zocastro
Fabio Machuca

* HIRED