José Vicente Castelló

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International Visiting Tutor in French Horn

Born in Alicante (Spain), José Vicente Castelló is one of the most outstanding horn players of his generation and is currently Horn Professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg (Germany), at the ESMUC in Barcelona, and First Horn of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

He has performed with the Galician Symphony Orchestra and has collaborated with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Concertgebouw Orkest Amsterdam, Staatskapelle Berlin, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic and London Philharmonic (London), NDR Hamburg, working with conductors including Jansons, Boulez, Baremboim, Haitink, Maazel, Gatti, Salonen, Nelsons, Marriner, Gardiner, Chailly, Dudamel and Norrington. José Vincente has also performed as a soloist with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Spanish Radio Orchestra, the Galician Symphony Orchestra, and the Sochi Festival Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he has given concerts at festivals in the United States, China, France, Norway, Finland, Germany, Italy and Spain, playing with artists such as Tabea Zimmermann, Leif ove Andsnes, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Mitsuko Uchida, Yuri Bashmet, Igor Levit, Kim Kashkashian and members of the Emerson, Guarneri, Casals, Juilliard and Tetzlaff Quartets. Since 2010, he has been Artistic Director of the Musics en Residencia festival in Alella, Barcelona.

José Vincente studied at the Alicante Conservatory of Music and later at the Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid with Radovan Vlatkovic, where he obtained in two consecutive years the most outstanding student award presented by Her Majesty Queen Sofia. He also studied Hispanic Philology at the University of Alicante.