One of the most prominent Spanish conductors of his generation, José Miguel Pérez-Sierra made his conducting début with the Galicia Symphony Orchestra in 2005 and has gone on to lead some of the most distinguished orchestras in Spain, Italy, Portugal and Georgia in performances of operas by Rossini, Bellini, Puccini and Verdi. He has conducted orchestral music by Dvořák, Strauss and others on tour with the San Sebastian Orchestra and Brucker’s Symphony no. 3 with the Orchestra of RTVE in Madrid.

Pérez-Sierra began studying the piano with José Ferrándiz, a pupil of Claudio Arrau, and having studied musical virtuosity and phenomenology completed a degree at the age of only 16. He began his conducting career as assistant to Gabriele Ferro and Alberto Zedda. His discography includes recordings of six Rossini operas for the Naxos label.

From next season, maestro José Miguel Perez-Sierra has been appointed as musical Director of the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid.

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