Permanent Orchestra

 

Teatro Colón Permanent Orchestra is one of the oldest symphony orchestras in Argentina. It was created in 1925 by the Municipality of the City of Buenos Aires- along with the Permanent Choir and Ballet- to fulfil the need for a permanent in-house orchestra whose mission would be to perform the season's operas, ballets, and concerts.

In its beginning as a permanent company, in the 1928 season,  the Permanent Orchestra was conducted by Tullio Serafín. From 1936 to 1949, it was regularly conducted by the Austrian Erich Kleiber, who centred it on a German repertoire and Richard Wagner's work, and led the company to a level of quality that was superlative for the time. He conducted the premiere of  Arthur Honneger's Joan of Arc at the Stake in 1947 and Richard Strauss' The Woman without a Shadow in 1949. The Permanent Orchestra's performance increased the fame of the Theatre  among  the Buenos Aires audience. In 1941, the performances conducted by Arturo Toscanini marked another milestone for the Permanent Orchestra.  
The Orchestra has been conducted by the world's leading conductors, such as Fritz Busch, Héctor 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, and many others.

In 1988, the orchestra's members founded the civil association Asociación de Profesores de la Orquesta Estable del Teatro Colón (Association of Teachers of the Teatro Colón's Permanent Orchestra) to further the artistic company's pursuits. In 1992, the orchestra performed at the Universal Exposition of Seville. In 2007 it embarked on another tour to Mexico. In 2013 it was conducted by Valery Gergiev in the opening concert of the season.
Throughout its successful history, the Permanent Orchestra, not having a permanent conductor, has been influenced by many master conductors. It has been the backbone of the lyrical seasons and has performed in the Permanent Ballet's productions (alternating with the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra), and given  symphonic-choral concerts with the Permanent Choir, performed with distinguished soloists and recorded Argentinian music.

 

 

CONCERTMASTER
Freddy Varela Montero

ASSOCIATE CONCERTMASTER
Oleg Pishenin

FIRST VIOLINS
Natalia Shishmonina SOLOIST
Serdar Geldymuradov SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Angel Randazzo SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Amílcar Carfi
Raúl Di Renzo
Martha Cosattini
David Bellisomi
Sergio Polizzi
Martín Centeno
María Lucrecia Herrero
Daniela Sigaud
Verónica Novara
Myriam Gandarillas
David Coudenhove
Demetrio Grigoriev *
Katharina Deissler *

SECOND VIOLINS
Sergio Allendes Trujillo SOLOIST
Sebastián Zoppi SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Nicolás Giordano SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Alma Quiroga SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Carlos Guillermo Ferreiro Habra
Diego Tejedor
Roxana Valle
Gabriel Olcese
Alfredo Hess
Luis Sava
Alejandro Beraldi
Valentina González
Anabella Fernández
Amarilis Rutkauskas
Tatiana Glava
Olga Pinchuk *

VIOLAS
Javier Cárdenas SOLOIST
Gabriel Falconi SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Adrián Felizia SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Hilary Gamble * SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Rubén Jurado
Cecilia Russo
Jorge Sandrini
Alejandro Varady
María Cristina Tonelli
Pablo Fusco
Sepher Marjouei Nouri
Gonzalo Quecuty *

CELLOS
Stanimir Todorov SOLOIST
Jorge Bergero SUBSTITUE SOLOIST INTERIM
Esdras Campos * SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Néstor Tedesco
Leandro Kyrkiris
Daniel Tavella
Mario Kyrkiris
Nicolás Rossi
Hugo Tagliavini
Cecilia Carnuccio
Federico Wernicke *
Teresita Di Marco *

DOUBLE BASS
Elián Ortíz Cárdenas SOLOIST
Mariano Slaby SUBSTITUE SOLOIST INTERIM
Carlos Vega
Ciro Buono
Adrián Valansi
Ricardo Cánepa
Matías Cadoni
Santiago Bechelli *
Pastor Mora *

FLUTES
Jorge De la Vega SOLOIST
Fabio Mazzitelli SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Martín Auza CLARINETS
María Cecilia Muñoz
Laura Falcone

 

BASSOON
Rubén Albornoz SOLOIST
Gerardo Bondi SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Marcelo Baus CORNO INGLÉS
Raquel Dottori
Alejandro Lago

CLARINETS
Carlos Céspedes SOLOIST
Daniel Kovacich SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Carlos Fernández CLARINETE BAJO
Guillermo Astudillo

FAGOTES
Ezequiel Fainguersch SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Alfredo Ciani SUBSTITUE SOLOIST - CONTRAFAGOT
Diego Armengol
Abner Da Silva Pinto

HORNS
Domingo Zullo SOLOIST
Rodolfo Rosón SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Dante Yenque *SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Leonardo Melgarejo *
Wilmer Ramírez Jaimes *
Diego Curutchet *
Gustavo Ibacache Hermosilla *

TRUMPETS
Osvaldo Lacunza SOLOIST
Oscar López de Calatayud SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
María Agustina Guidolin
Cristian Martinelli

TROMBONES
Pablo Fenoglio * SOLOIST
Abel Larrosa SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Enrique Schneebeli SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Ingrid Bay
Adrián Nalli

TUBA
Pedro PulzovanSOLOIST

TIMPANI
Franco Rapetti SOLOIST

PERCUSSION
Florencia Barrientos SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Gustavo Alfieri * SUBSTITUE SOLOIST
Néstor Astutti
Gerardo Cavanna
Leonardo Flores *

HARPS
Silvia SneiderSOLOIST
Sarah Goldie Solomon SternSUBSTITUE SOLOIST

ASSISTANT MANAGER
Federico Bondar *

COORDINATOR
Ricardo García

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR
Gabriel Rosón

MUSIC COPYIST AND CORRECTOR
Claudio Ramos
Federico Taboada

LUTHIER
Carlos González - Vientos
Gervasio Barreiro - Cuerdas

TUNER AND MUSIC TECHNICIAN
Ricardo Quintieri

MUSIC ARCHIVES
Antonio Battipaglia2DA JEFATURA

PRODUCTION AND COORDINATION
OF TOURS AND
EXTERNAL PRESENTATIONS

Zunilda Eva González

GENERAL STAGE COORDINATOR
Matías Cambiasso

* HIRED