Vicent Alberola, conductor and clarinetist
Chief Conductor of Orquesta del Real Sitio
Guest Conductor of the Perm Opera
Principal conductor of the Orquesta del Real Sitio and guest conductor of the Opera of Perm, Russia, Vicent Alberola is also principal clarinet of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Les Dissonances Paris.
He studied with Walter Boeykens at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (Belgium), George Pieterson (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) and Larry Combs (Chicago Symphony Orchestra). Alberola was for more than 20 years first clarinet in the Madrid Symphony Orchestra and Galicia Symphony Orchestra. During the past decade has been guest principal clarinet with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Les Dissonances and MMCK Tokyo Orchestra, where he has had the opportunity to play the great symphonic repertoire under Claudio Abbado, Mariss Jansons, Riccardo Muti, Daniele Gatti, Daniel Harding, Andris Nelsons, Gustavo Dudamel and Alan Gilbert Nicola Luisotti, among others.
He discovered his vocation as a conductor with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Galicia in 1996, of which he was artistic director for eight years. In 2003 he was appointed conductor of the Youth Orchestra of the Opera in Madrid and in 2007 of the Youth Orchestra of Soria.
Vicent Alberola has conducted the following operas at the Teatro Real in Madrid with the Madrid Symphony Orchestra: Rita by G. Donizetti, La Bohème by G. Puccini, Don Giovanni by W. A. Mozart, Persephone by I. Stravinsky, El Gato con Botas by X. Montsalvatge, Iolanta of P. I. Chaikovsky, G. Verdi’s Macbeth and most recently L’Elissir d’Amore, by G. Donizetti.
At the same time, he has conducted several symphonic programs with the Madrid Symphony Orchestra, the Opera Orchestra of Perm, Orchestra of Valencia, Orchestra del Vallès, the National Youth Orchestra of Spain, Symphony Orchestra of Castilla y León, the MMCK of Tokyo and the group Musica Aeterna from Perm, Russia.