Our Director

Antonio Ariza Momblant, considered one of the promises of the Andalusian musical scene, stands out as a pianist and orchestra conductor. His great talent, in addition to his seriousness and good judgment, led him to obtain in 2010 the medal of the Andrés Segovia Foundation, in recognition of his artistic work.

Born in Linares in 1985, he began his musical studies with Professor Antonio Cantero Mazariegos, from whom he received his most notable influence. He finished his studies with the highest qualifications under the tutelage of Juan Miguel Moreno, in the Superior Conservatory of Music "Rafael Orozco" of Cordoba. He recently obtained the title of University Expert in Music Performance within the chair of pianist Joaquín Achúcarro. As a musician, he considers a global personal enrichment to be very important, and for this reason he holds an Official Master's Degree in Musical Heritage from the International University of Andalusia. He is the author of the book Alfredo Martos: the Master, the fruit of musicological research for the University of Granada and UNIA. At the moment he continues to train as a conductor at the Katarina Gurska Superior Music Center in Madrid, together with Professor Borja Quintas.

He has trained with numerous renowned pianists such as Jorge Luis Prats, Moon Chang-Rok, José Morales, Alexander Kandelaki, Ana Guijarro, Pilar Bilbao, Manuel Carra and Maria-Joao Pires.

He has given successful recitals throughout Spain: "Young Musicians of Jaén", International Festival of Music and Performing Arts "City of Linares", Young Performers of the CSM of Cordoba, Young Pianists Tribune of the Rafael Orozco Association, Cervantes Theatre and Andrés Segovia Foundation of Linares, as well as his presentation in Madrid at the Complutense University and Galileo Cultural Center. In 2011 he toured China with the Young Provincial Orchestra of Malaga under the direction of Ángel Luis Pérez Garrido. As a director he has specialized with teachers such as Ángel Luis Pérez Garrido.

In the field of choral music, he emphasizes his work for more than a decade in the "Andrés Segovia Choir", of which he was assistant director, tenor and pianist. He performed the same functions in the newly created "Virgen de Linarejos Choir" He has also directed the Andrés Segovia Choir, "Colás Chicharro" Plucking and Pletrum Orchestra, the Ciudad Musical Union of Valdepeñas, the Municipal Band of Fuengirola and the "Kronsdat" Orchestra (Brasov, Romania).

He has been the soloist with several formations among which are the Camerata Capricho Español, Musical Group of Linares 1875 and the Orchestra of the Professional Conservatory of Fuengirola, performing concerts of Bach, Gershwin and Mozart at the Foundation Antonio Gala, Superior Conservatory "Rafael Orozco in Cordoba, Palace of Peace in Fuengirola and the Cervantes Theatre in Linares.

In December 2010, the Andrés Segovia Foundation medal was awarded to him unanimously in recognition of his artistic work.

He has taught at the Fuengirola Conservatories, at the "Isaac Albéniz" Conservatory of Music in Cabra, at the Conservatory of Music "Niceto Alcalá Zamora y Torres" in Priego de Córdoba, Real Conservatorio Profesional de Almería, Conservatorio Profesional "Ángel Barrios" of Granada and Superior and Professional Conservatories of Jaén, together with his work as resident conductor of the Provincial Choir and Orchestra of Jaén.

At the moment, Antonio Ariza has several projects for the future: he continues to train as a conductor director at the CSKG with Professor Borja Quintas, attends the PhD Program of History of Art and Musicology at the University of Oviedo under the supervision of Ramón Sobrino and he continues to lead the choir and orchestra with upcoming musical commitments, helping with the promotion and training of young musicians from the province of Jaén

Choir and Orchestra

Choir


Sopranos

  • Cándida Vela Díaz.*
  • Kate Cervenka.
  • Rosario de la Torre Herrero.
  • Dionisia Ruf Navarrete.
  • Nina Montiel Molina
  • Catalina Jordán Pérez
  • Mª Pilar Parrilla Ayuso
  • Julia Férriz Alcaide
  • Esperanza Montoro Cobo
  • Rocio Férriz Delgado
  • Antonia Martínez Pérez
  • Manuela Cobler Neff
  • Mª Carmen Smith Tarazaga
  • Mayte Rodríguez Martínez
  • Ángeles González Marín
  • Andrea Rosillo Lasaga
  • Dolores García Sánchez
  • Belén Lucena Cabrera
  • Contraltos

  • Irene Navidad Moro*
  • Rosario Herrero Cuadra
  • Encarnación de la Torre Herrero**.
  • Mª del Carmen Ruiz Martínez
  • Rosario García de Castro
  • Sara Martín González
  • Mª del Mar Muñoz Coca
  • Alicia Montiel Tapia
  • Luisa Mª Lozano Bosistow
  • Luisa Lasaga Lozano
  • Mª Antonia Roselló Agudo
  • Nerea Herrero Reche
  • Lourdes Vilches jiménez

  • Tenors

  • Manuel José Barranco García*
  • José Andrés Fuentes Rodríguez.
  • Moisés Herrero Martínez.
  • Luis Fernández Amezcua
  • Ronnie Samaniego Macías
  • Andrés Martínez Medina
  • Juan Antonio Moreno Arboledas
  • Manuel Valenzuela Bruque
  • Bass

  • Ricardo Enrique Ginés González*
  • Francisco Portillo Freg
  • Gabriel Angel de la Torre Fernández
  • Diego Martínez Rodríguez
  • Jaime López Chica
  • Luis Villar Martínez
  • Baltasar Sánchez Marín
  • José Manuel Martín Sillero

  • * soloist
    ** Leader of the Orchestra / Head of Choir.


    Orchestra

    Violins

  • María Martínez Campos**
  • Ana Navarro García
  • Elena Martínez Sánchez
  • Teresa Bartolomé López
  • Fernando Gallardo Fuentes
  • Lucía Fornell Higueras
  • Eudoxia Férriz Lozano
  • Gloria Salido Muñoz
  • Ana Isabel Melgar Rus
  • Fernando Gallardo Fuentes
  • Nazareth Mendoza Moreno*
  • Elena Corredor Gómez
  • Mª del Carmen Morris Fernández
  • Sergio Henestrosa García
  • Nieves Álvarez Espinosa de los Monteros
  • Daniel Torres Morán
  • Sergio de la Poza Anguís
  • Andrea Cañizares Campayo
  • Mª Lourdes Toro Muñiz
  • Marta López Castro
  • Álvaro García Villar
  • Juan Rodríguez Mallenco
  • Violas

  • Catalina Valero González*
  • Claudia Martos Jiménez
  • Pilar Cervera Aragón
  • Jaime Sevilla Gómez
  • Carlos Cid Gaitán
  • Guillermo Gallardo Pastor
  • Sara Mesas
  • José Manuel Muriel López
  • Sofía Contreras
  • Juan Carlos Núñez Hergueta
  • José Luis Mesa Gutiérrez
  • Asunción Contreras Muñoz
  • Alba Cobo Vallejo
  • Mª Ángeles Gómez Menor
  • Cellos

  • Sonia Torres Martínez
  • Marina Calatrava Ramírez
  • Andrés Martínez Gutiérrez
  • Carlos Sanfrutos Hurtado
  • Víctor Contreras Martínez
  • Alba Membrilla Esteban
  • Inmaculada Molina García
  • Cipriano Montes Aranda
  • Beatriz Rosell García
  • Mª Ángeles Gómez Chica
  • Gabriel Sevilla Martínez
  • Álvaro Curiel Palomares
  • Irene Laguna Rodríguez
  • Andrea Sotelino Ortiz
  • Paloma Moreno Quero
  • Double Basses

  • Alfonso Lozano Cortés*
  • José Antonio Jiménez Puerma
  • Paula Barranco Muñoz
  • flutes

  • Pedro López Álvarez*
  • Isabel Mª Aragón Martínez
  • Rocío Bolaños del Pozo
  • Anais Duque Pérez
  • French Horn

  • Antonio Jesús Liébana Garrido
  • Pedro Angel Herrera Peinado
  • Oboes

  • Santiago Moya Garzón*
  • José Javier Zafra de la Chica
  • Ángela Martínez Gálvez
  • Mª Encarnación Puertas Martínez
  • Clarinets

  • Pedro Herrera Molina*
  • Lidia de la Fuente Martín
  • Luis Camacho Aguilera
  • Mª Pilar García Blanco
  • Trumpets

  • Daniel Torres Sánchez
  • Nicolás Vargas Melero
  • Sergio Lomas Roncero
  • Alberto Romero López
  • Trombones

  • Jesús Sarmiento Cintas
  • Javier Cruz Martos
  • Bassoons

  • Ascensión Mª Fuentes Campos
  • Tuba

  • Joaquín Manuel Amezcua Rus
  • Ignacio Tapia Rodríguez
  • Percussion

  • Juan Manuel Roque Cárdenas
  • José Manuel Cano Gómez
  • Miguel Fernández Vílchez
  • * Soloist
    ** Leader of the Orchestra / Head of Choir.


    Honorary Director

    Maestro Antón García Abril was born in Teruel in 1933. He is recognized as one of the best Spanish composers of today and his symphonic work is very extensive, comprising most of the Musical Forms. Also interested in teaching, Antón García Abril worked from 1974 to 2003 as professor of composition and musical forms at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid. He currently holds the "Manuel de Falla" chair of Cadiz, is professor of composition at the School of Higher Musical Studies of Galicia and is professor of composition at the summer courses "Music in Compostela".

    He is a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid and belongs to several academies, such as the Royal Academy of Nobles and Fine Arts of San Luis de Zaragoza, the Academy of Fine Arts Nuestra Señora de las Angustias of Granada, The National Academy of Fine Arts of the Republic of Argentina, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Santa Isabel de Hungary of Seville and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos de Valencia.

    He is in possession of numerous awards and prizes, the most outstanding of which are:

  • Prize of the IV Week of Religious Music of Cuenca
  • National Award for Pedagogy and Music Research
  • National Theater Award
  • 1993 National Music Award
  • Favorite Son of Teruel
  • Medal of St. George
  • Medal for Cultural Merit granted by the Government of Aragon
  • Guerrero Foundation Spanish Music Prize 1993
  • Aragonese Medal of Merit in Art 1996
  • Music Prize 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002 awarded by the General Society of Authors and Publishers and the Association of Performers and Performers
  • "Man of the year 1997" in Zaragoza awarded by popular vote
  • Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts 1998, granted by the Kings of Spain
  • Orfeón Donostiarra Prize / University of the Basque Country 2001 for musical creation
  • Aragón Prize 2003
  • AAIM Award (Aragonese Association of Music Interpreters)
  • January 2003. Appointed Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidad Complutense of Madrid
  • Gold Medal of the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid (22-Nov.-2004)
  • Adoptive Son of Mirambel (Teruel). (July 22, 2005)
  • Honorary Professor of the National Conservatory of Music of Lima.
  • Great Cross of Alfonso X The Wise
  • "Honorable Aragones"
  • Prize for Culture, in the modality of music, of the Community of Madrid in the year 2007
  • Prize "Baron de Forna"
  • Ibero-American Music Award "Tomás Luis de Victoria". Year 2006
  • Counselor of honor of the General Society of Authors and Publishers
  • Vice-president of the Superior Council of Artistic Education of the Ministry of Education
  • President of the Jacinto and Inocencio Guerrero Foundation
  • Extraordinary Award "Talent" awarded by the Television Academy
  • Honorary Professor of the National Conservatory of Music of Lima (Peru)
  • Honorary Member of the University Faculty of Arts, awarded by the Society of Artists of Spain and the University of Alcalá
  • Prize "Aragón Musical"
  • Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of the Arts of Havana (Cuba)