|Fernando Marina Miguel
C/ Nunó Sanç nº 8, 2º A
07005 Palma Mallorca
Fernando Marina Miguel a versatile conductor, he conducts opera, symphonic and choral works: He studied conducting with Antoni Ros Marbà and Salvador Mas. He has participated in several conducting courses such as the International Bartok Seminar in Hungary and the Academie International de Pontalier in France. He had made an intensive activity of concerts on Catalonia and Balearic Island, and has conducted orchestras of germany, Italy, Colombia and Spain.
- From 1995 to 2000 was the former conductor of Cor de Cambra del Conservatori del Liceu, and won the Premio Nacional de Canto Coral “Airtel” in 1999 and the second prize of the Festival Internacional de Música de Cantonigrós 2000).
- From 2003 to 2009 was the conductor of Coral Càrmina, choir that collaborates often with Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, this choir is very well known in Catalunya specially for its dedication to creations of contemporary composers (this choir has performed works of main living composers such as: Homs, Vila, Brotons, Benguerel, Mestres-Quadreny, etc.). Last performance of a new piece was Psalm 117 by the mallorquin composer Antoni Martorell, this performance happened at the Vatican City. This choir allows Fernando Marina to be in contact and to collaborate with conductors like Hodwood, Fr. Paul Decker, Ernest Martínez Izquierdo, etc.
- From 1997 al 2004 was the conductor of the Liceo’s Conservatorie opera workshop with this formation he was very well received by the critics in performances such as “La Cambiale del Matrimonio” by Rossini, “Don Giovanni” by G. Gazzaniga , the recovery of the zarzuela “Clementina” by Boccherini and the world première of ”Atzar” by A.. Guinovart
Reahersal of Mozat’s Magic Flute.
Teatro Principal. Palma. April 2013
As an orchestra conductor
- From main conductor of Chamber orquestra “Illa de Menorca”, this is a young formation that started a few years ago and has already obtained a great recognition by the critics, audience and Balearic Islands institutions. On top of doing concerts all over Menorca, they have done a tour in the rest of the Balearic Islands and have worked with soloists such as Joan Pons and Ramon Coll.
- From principal conductor of Vila-seca orchestra (Tarragona –Spain-)
He collaborates regularly with l’Orquestra Simfònica de les Illes Balears where he has been assistant conductor. He is invited to conduct other orchestras like I virtuosi di Roma, l’Orquestra del Teatro Colón de Bogotá (Colombia), l’Orquestra Pablo Sarasate of Pamplona, l’Orquestra Simfònica de Vallès, l’Orquestra de Cambra Nacional d’Andorra, l’Orquestra Simfònica del Empordà-Languedoc, l’Orquestra de Cambra Gonçal Comelles, Orquestra Simfònica del Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu and many other main chamber orchestras from Spain.
Concert at Berlin catholic cathedral de S. Edwig. August. 2012
Fernando Marina is a teacher as at the Mallorca Professioanl Conservatori, and is a former was teacher at Conservatori Superior de Musica del Liceu where he has taught for over ten years.
In 2011 he founded the Academy 1830 Choir and Orchestra, and in a very short time became a reference in the Balearic music scene. Since 2013/14 he has a stable season of concerts where he performs the main works of the symphonic repertoire (concerts, symphonies and oratorios by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, etc). He has collaborated with important soloists of the international scene (Badura Skoda, Pierre Reach, etc) as well as the majority of vocal and instrumental soloists of the islands (Andreu Riera, Enrique Bernaldo de Quirós, Oriol Palau, Juan José Pardo, Maia Planas, Josep Miquel Ribot, etc). It also collaborates with the main musical and cultural institutions of the islands (Conservatory of the Balearic Islands, Professional Conservatory of Mallorca, Sa Nostra Foundation, Capella Davídica de Ciutadella.
Critics have said:
“(…) He achieved a great line of nuance and deepness very well measured, taking very good care of the sonorous balance that not many times even more experienced batons can dominate.”
Diario de Mallorca. November 12th 1995
“Thanks to the confidence we could find in the conducting and the musical value that added a deep and felt performance of Fernando Marina, we were able to enjoy a great concert”
El Punt. July 16th 1996
“(…) In both pieces. In Barcelona 216 (conducted by Fernando Marina) a great level of quality was presented, so high that made it almost unrecognizable in the middle of habitual humility in what we are used to receive this kind of proposals”.
ABC. December 14th 1998
“Success for the orchestra, success for the solo violinist and indisputable success for Fernando Marina, their conductor. His work, analysis of the pieces, coordination of the strings, homogenous sonority and interpretative nuances were omnipresent during the development of the concert”
Diario de Menorca. September 4th 1999
“Fernando Marina dominates with mathematical precision the instrumental intervention (…) and with appropriate gesture the alternance of energy and tenderness”
Balears. July 17th 1999
“Musically the version of Don Giovanni by G. Gazzaniga worked very well, with an effective conducting by Fernando Marina in front of an excellent chamber orchestra”
El País. July 4th 2000
“…(In Clementina by Boccherini)… Superb performance of the Chamber orchestra of the Conservatory of Liceu, conducted impeccably by Fernando Marina”
Ópera Actual. September 2000