The 30-year-old Spanish conductor was born into a family of musicians in Barcelona and from an early age studied piano, percussion, singing and violin at the Barcelona Conservatory. His conducting skills were honed under the tutelage of his father and numerous distinguished maestros, including David Zinman and Jorma Panula. “I have tried to learn from as many musicians as possible to absorb their different points of view,” he explains.
A winner of the 13th Nicolai Malko International Competition for Young Conductors (Copenhagen, May 2001) and of the First Competition for Young Conductors of the Asturias Symphony Orchestra (Spain 2000), Caballé-Domenech is today an up-and-coming conductor who appears regularly with orchestras in Spain and throughout Europe.
Among Caballé-Domenech’s notable performances were a February 1998 concert with Maestro Esa-Pekka Salonen at New York’s Carnegie Hall and a well-received concert with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Musikverein in October 1999.
He conducted the Cleveland Orchestra in a joint concert with David Zinman at the 2001 Blossom Music Festival. Following his success at the Aspen Music Festival and School’s American Academy of Conducting where he won the 2001 Aspen Conducting Prize, he performed at the festival’s 2003 summer season.
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August 2013 Josep Caballé-Domenech conducts young musicians at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston, during the Texas Music Festival in June 2012.
April 2013 Former music protégé Josep Caballé-Domenech, pays tribute to the world-renowned conductor who died on 14 April 2013.
June 2012 Josep Caballé-Domenech and Susan Platts electrify a Colorado Springs audience.