The Orchestra “OMA” (Orquestra de la Marina Alta), created in 1998 by the orchestra conductor Francesc Estevez was born with the challenge of covering an important hole in the culture of our area. The Orchestra is connected with MACMA, made up by the 33 municipalities of the Marina Alta area. The Orchestra played a concert in august 22nd in 1998 in the 10th International Music Week in Denia, with the representation of the opera of Mozart Bastien und Bastiene. Since now the orchestra has played more than 100 concerts in all the municipalities of the area, with its two groups: OMA and JOMA (young section). Two important concerts were played in Calpe, with tenor José Sempere and in Ondara because of the inauguration of their Municipal Halls. In the case of Calp, the concert was recorded and a CD of arias of opera was edited. The orchestra has shared stage with so prestigious solo players: David Menéndez, Carmen Avivar, Isidro Anaya, J. A. Allemany, Vicens Prats, Thomas Indermühle, Wolgang Meyer, Miquel Pérez, Cristina Martí, Boris Monoszon, Eriko Takezawa and Josep Vicent Giner. The Orchestra has recorded two CD’s one with the works for string of W.A. Mozart and the other with the music of the Royal Fireworks and Aquatic Music of GF Handel.

He was born in Pedreguer in 1983. She studies guitar at the Conservatoire Tenor Cortis of Denia, with Concha Ballester and obtains a especial award at the end of the degree. She won the first prize in the tenth edition of the Contest “Concurs de Joves Intèrprets Ruperto Chapí de Villena”as well as the best guitarist of the Valencian Land in the 11th edition of the Contest Francesc Tarrega of Villa Real. She takes part in post-graduated courses with José Tomás, Carles Trepat, Manuel Barrueco, Hopkinson Smith, and Josep Vicent Giner. Now she continues her education at the Conservatoire “Superior Oscar Espla “of Alicante with professor Ignacio Rodes.

He has studied at the Conservatories “Oscar Espla” of Alicante and “Superior “ of Valencia, where he obtains the degree on trumpet. He has attended post-graduated courses with José Mª Ortí, P. Thibaud, M. Mellaerts, J. Millar, J. Harjanne, E. Aubier. He has played several concerts with the trio “Trio Ciudad de Huesca” and the quintet “Quintet Oscar Esplà of Alicante”. He also has played as solo placer in several orchestral groups. He has been conductor of the bands: Banda Unió Musical de Beniarbeig, Banda La Paz of San Joan and has taken part as a visitor conductor in several conductor groups. He is professor of trumpet at the Conservatoire “Conservatori Superior de Musica d’Alacant”.

Born in Ondara (Alicante) he stars his musical studies at the Conservaotire “Superior de Musica de Alicante”, where he attends the specialities of Piano, Violin, Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue, Composition, and Orchestration, with teachers Amando Blanquer. Afterwards he takes part in Composition and Conducting courses with teachers Antón García Abril and Enrique García Asensio. He improves his technique with Helmuth Rilling, Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez, Karl Österreicher and Richard Edlinger. In 1998 he is elected by Harfot University (Connecticut, USA) in order to study Orchestra Direction with professors Harold Faberman, Kennet Kiesler, Daniel Lewis and Jonh Corigliano. In 1998 he founds the orchestra “Orquestra de la Marina Alta (OMA)”, He has recorded the CD Recital Opera, with tenor José Sempere, the Works for string of W.A. Mozart and the music of the Royal Fireworks and Aquatic Music of GF Handel as conductor of the orchestra “Orquestra de la Marina Alta”.

He is an organ and harpsichord player born in Denia. He studied with teachers Rynko Ottes, Javier Artigues, Josep Mª Mas i Bonet and Michael Radulescu. He finished his studies of high level with the highest marks, among them, a special award at the end of the degree, the academic grade “Magister Artium” of the University of Vienna with the qualification “cum laude“ and the award “Premi al Mèrit Artístic del Ministeri de Ciència i Cultura Austríac”. He regularly offers concerts in the Iberian Peninsula as well as Europe, both as organ and harpsichord player with programmes of renaissance, baroque, romantic, chamber and contemporary music (playing for the first time works of Amando Blanquer and Josef Lammerz). As visitor teacher he teaches seminars and courses of interpretation. He is professor of the Conservatoire “Superior de Musica de Alicante”.

He was born in Cuenca in 1963. He obtains his degree on Music and Recorder at Royal Conservatoire of Music in Madrid with highest marks. He has been given post-graduated classes related to different styles in the history of that instrument: medieval, renaissance, baroque and 20th century. He was student of concert players in Antique Music as Álvaro Marías, Ricardo Kanji, Baldrik Deeremberg and Jordi Savall among others. Along these years, he has been member of Trio de Música Clásica La Tarantela and the Trío de Música Antigua Il Dolcimelo. Now he takes part in Accademia Arcadia (Baroque) and Sforzinda (Renaissance flute sextet). He has been teacher of music in Secondary School and now he is teacher at the School of Music of Benimeli (Alacant).

He was born in Genoa (Italy). He obtains the degree on Organ and Organ Composition (1982) with F. Dellepiane and the degree on Harpsichord (1982) with A. Bellasich at the Conservatoire Superior de Música N. Paganini. He has attended some post-graduated courses with M. Radulescu, L.F. Tagliavini, J.B. Christensen, H. Vogel and M. Torrent. He has played as organ and harpsichord player in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Germany and Mexico. He has recorded for radio programmes (RNE-2, RNE-4 and RAI-3). He has been teacher of the Institute Istituto di Musica Sacra of Genoa and Conservatoire N. Paganini. He is pedagogic conductor of the organ course of Maresme and professor of the organ repertoire of the school Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (Barcelona).

Jordi Vergés took courses at the Conservatoires of Tarragona, Barcelona and Amsterdam under the tutelage of professors Jordi Alcaraz, Montserrat Torrent, Hans van Nieuwkoop, Pieter van Dijk and Jacques van Oortsmerssen. Among other awards he has won the Extraordinary Honours Prize of the Barcelona Conservatoire, First Prize of the Standing Competition for Young Artists organized by Juventudes Musicales Españolas in 1986 and the Prize for an Outstanding Artistic Career awarded by the Foundation R. Parramón. He has given numerous recitals in Spain, Germany, France, Italy, the USA and in other countries and he worked with the Joven Orquesta Nacional de España (JONDE). He has been the organist of the Cathedral of Tarragona since 1992. He is professor for organ at the Conservatorio Profesional of Tarragona.

Fabio Ciofini completes courses for organ and piano at the Perugia Conservatoire in Italy with W. Van de Pol and M.F. Spaventi. He studies the clavicembalo-harpsichord at the school of music in Fiesole with A. Fedi. Later he continues his organ studies at the Amsterdam Conservatoire with professor J. Van Oortmerssen, obtaining the “Postgraduate” diploma in baroque music in the year 1999. In 1995 he is appointed permanent organist of the collegiate church Colegiata de Santa María la Mayor in town of Collescipoli, which is home to an important historical instrument built by Willelm Hermans in 1678. He gives concerts and master classes on a regular basis in Italy, Europe and the United States and is invited to take part in prestigious concerts at the California State University of Chico (California, USA), Oundle (Great Britain), Jávea (Spain) and others. Fabio Ciofini also keeps up an important activity as choirmaster. He has made recordings for the “Bottega Discantica” label playing the Hermans organ in Collescipoli and the historical organs in the Umbrian region of Italy for Anthology Records. At present he is professor at the “Civico Istituto Musicale A. Onofri” in the town of Spoleto.

He was born in Jaca (Huesca). He has a degree on Organ and Gregorian Cant by the “Institut Catholique” of Paris and on Sacred Theology by the University “Universidad Pontificia” of Salamanca. He is also organ player of the cathedral and hospital of the Venerables of Seville and Organ professor of the Conservatoire “Conservatorio Superior” of Seville from 1979 until 2002. He is full member of the academy “Real Acadmia de Bellas Artes de Santa Isabel de Hungria” of Seville and of the academy “RRAA de San Fernando (Madrid) and “Nuestra Señora de las Angustias (Granada)” He has won several prizes, among them: the first prize of the Andalusian Government for music research (1989 and 1993) and the first prize of “Andalulicia de Música” (1990) of the Andalusian Governemnt. As concert player he played concerts in more than thirty countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and America. He has made radio recordings for radio and television channels in dozen of countries and record companies in organ of different European Schools. As a teacher, he has taught some courses of Spanish music in different American and Japanese Universities. As researcher and publicist, he has written several books and articles for specialized publications.

IL CONCERTO ACCADEMICO, chamber orchestra
Il Concerto Accademico is a regular and independent string orchestra established in 2000 by the violinist Margherita Marseglia. The challenge of this stylistically homogenous group consists of transposing the chamber music principles to the work of an orchestral group on the basis of the experience of each teacher. Il Concerto Accademico in its intensive activity of concerts has played in the more important Spanish Halls. Moreover it has a musical repertoire of all styles from Baroque until Contemporary music. Nowadays important composers have dedicated works to Il Concerto Accademico as Manuel Moreno Buendia and Gerd Noack. Recently it has published a CD dedicated to the Four Seasons of A. Vivaldi, which has been recorded lively and praised by the specialized critics.

GORDON LAWSON, composer & conductor
Composer, conductor, pianist and organist, is a Scot who now lives in Orba. He is Musical Director of the Coral Clásica Javiense and the English Choir. His compositions total arround 150 including choral works, concertos, sonatas, songs and instrumental pieces. The Organ Concerto commisioned by the International Organ Festival of Pedreguer, and written this year, will receive its first performance in Pedreguer on November 5th.

She was born in Fridrichshafen (Germany). She studies with Hermine Dlemer and Cristos Polyzoides at the University of Music in Graz (Austria). He has obtained some prizes in the Contest “Jugend Musikiert” and he has he prize “Premio a la Promoción Cultural” of her city. Apart from her activity as chamber musician, she has been first player of the Symphony Orchestra of Graz and the Symphony Orchestra of Murcia. She has collaborated with the Kammerphilarmonie of Vienna. She has published several CD’s with works of F. Schubert, S. Prokofiev, M. Ravel, M. de Falla, As solo player and chamber interpreter she has played around Europe, Balkan countries, Argentina and Japan. In 2000 she founds IL Concerto Accademico, a string orchestra that has delighted all sorts of spectators since the first concert.