Festival Música Actual - Badajoz

13/10/2015 until 13/10/2015

Sonido Extremo - Festival Música Actual in Badajoz (Spain).
Music by: Boulez, López-López, Río Pareja, Luis de Pablo and Rueda.


Quincena Musical Donostiarra

01/08/2015 until 01/08/2015

Jordi Francés, conductor
Carmen Solís, soprano

Music by:
Obras de Berio, Muñoz, Fontán, Quintanilla, Novel, Gordillo, De la Peña y De la Rubia.

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Music by G.F.Haas with Espai Sonor Ensemble


Concert with Ensemble Espai Sonor inside the 11th Edition of Festival Mostra Sonora in Sueca (Spain). All music by G.F. Haas who was present in the concert hall.


Begins his work as artistic director of Ensemble Sonido Extremo

El grupo Sonido Extremo nace en el año 2009 en Badajoz como respuesta al deseo de nueve jóvenes músicos radicados en la ciudad por crear un espacio para la interpretación de la música de los siglos XX y XXI. Desde su inicio su apuesta fue la creación de programas muy definidos con una idea o temática que cohesione las obras a interpretar entre sí. Sonido Extremo, busca un modelo de concierto cercano al relato donde las obras propuestas confluyen formando un todo unitario, en el que cada una de las propuestas aportan una visión particular de un universo concreto, un viaje iniciático quizás hacia algún lugar…


Conducting debut with Spanish Radiotelevision Orchestra


Vídeo (1st Part)
Vídeo (2nd Part)

Jordi Francés made his conducting debut with the Spanish RadioTelevision Symphony Orchestra in a concert which took place in Teatro Monumental in Madrid.


G. de Olavide - ORBE Variations
S. Rachmaninoff - Concierto para piano núm. 2, Op. 18
Jorge Nava, piano

D. Shostakovich - Sinfonía núm. 9 en Mi bemol, Op. 70


Conducting debut with Orquesta de Extremadura

30/10/2014 until 31/102014

Jordi Francés made his conducting debut with "Orquesta de Extremadura". He conducted four concerts with music by: Mozart, Bizet, Beethoven, Glinka, etc...

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IRCAM Academy in Paris with Peter Eötvös

04/07/2014 until 10/07/2014

Jordi Francés has been one of 5 selected conductors by IRCAM in Paris for the MANIFESTE-2014 where conducted the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra and soloists from Ensemble Intercontemporain under the guidance of Mr. Peter Eötvös.


-L'ESPRIT DES DUNES - Tristan Murail


Kurt Masur Conducting Seminar in New York

21/01/2013 until 25/01/2013

Jordi was one of the conductors selected by Kurt Masur to attend the Conducting Seminar that Maestro Masur teaches annually at Manhattan School of Music. A unique opportunity to meet, get advices and absorb knowledge from one of the greatest figures of conducting worldwide.


Stravinsky and Villa-Lobos with JORCAM (Madrid Youth Orchestra)

14/03/2013 until 17/03/2013

Jordi Francés has been invited once again to conduct the JORCAM (Youth Orchestra of the Comunidad de Madrid), for a production in collaboration with the dance company Dani Pannullo DanceTheatre with music by Villa-Lobos and Stravinsky.


Igor Stravinsky - "L'oiseau de feu" (1919)
Heitor Villa-Lobos - UIRAPURÚ (ballet 1917)

14, 15, 16 y 17 de Marzo
Teatros del Canal (Madrid)
Sala Roja


"Le sacre du printemps" with OFUA


Jordi Francés conducts "Le Sacre du Printemps" by Igor Stravinsky with Orquesta Filarmònica de la Universitat de València during Mtro.Yaron Traub Masterclass in Valencia.
Watch video in YouTube


Concert Tour with JORCAM

01/05/2014 until 18/05/2014

Jordi will be guest conductor for the third time with the Youth Orchestra of the Community of Madrid. Concerts will take place in Auditorium of Zaragoza, Soria, Teatros del Canal in Madrid and Campo de Criptana (Ciudad Real) with music by Stravinsky, Strauss, Debussy, etc ...


Assistant conductor of National Youth Orchestra

18/7/2012 until 3/8/2012

Jordi Francés was assistant conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of Spain for the summer tour that the orchestra does every year. Concerts of this tour, took place in Segovia, Torrejón de Ardoz and the Young Euro Classic Festival in Berlin, city where they stayed a few days to make the recording of a CD.


Hector Berlioz
Ouverture Caractéristique "Le Carnaval Romain"

Nuria Núñez
Donde se forjan las quimeras

Anton Bruckner
Sinfonia Nº 4 "Die Romantische"
(versión de Leopold Nowac de 1878/1880)


Neeme Järvi and Paavo Järvi Festival

24/07/2011 until 07/08/2011

Jordi Francés was one of the selected young conductors from all over the world to work together with Paavo and Neeme Järvi during his Festival in Estonia.
During the Festival they worked a huge repertoire of different styles and periods and with internationally acclaimed soloists:

Con la Pärnu City Orchestra:
F.Mendelssohn, Symphony no.4 op.90 (Italian symphony)
J.Haydn, Symphony no.85 (La Reine) B flat major
O.Respighi, Gli Uccelli (The Birds)

Con la ÜENSO Chamber Orchestra:
Bach, Concerto for 2 violin in D minor BWV 1043
(soloists Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, Mar-Liis Uibo, Triin Ruubel)
E.-S.Tüür, "Show"for string orchestra: Action-Illusion-Passion
A.Copland, Appalachian Spring (chamber orchestra version)

Con la ÜENSO symphony orchestra:
Beethoven, Symphony no.7 op.92
Mozart, Bassoon Concerto B-flat major K 191/186e
Martin Kuuskmann, bassoon
P.Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme op.33
Teet Järvi, cello
Bloch, Concertino for flute, viola and strings
Maarika Järvi, flute
Mikhail Zemtsov, viola

Mijail Glinka, Valss-fantasia




Recording the music for the BBC 2 documentary

"The Reel History of Britain" WATCH VIDEO

Music by Bert Appermont and Graham Reilly
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Jordi Francés-Sanjuán


Jordi Francés conducts orchestra in ESMUC

13/12/2012 until 18/12/2012

Jordi Francés was guest conductor of the wind orchestra in ESMUC "Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya" for the concert that took place on 18th December in "l'Auditori" de Barcelona:


In Memoriam - David Maslanka

2ª Simfonia "The Golden Age" - Bert Appermont
I. Misterioso - Allegro misterioso
II. Maestoso - Allegro energico - Tpo di valse lento - Maestoso
III. Adagio espressivo
IV. Presto con fuoco-Adagio con amore-Presto con fuoco-Grandioso


Assistant conductor, music by Harrison Birtwistle

22/04/2014 until 27/04/2014

Rehearsal week with Ensemble900 in Lugano (Switzerland) as assistant conductor of Mtro. Arturo Tamayo. Music by british composer Harrison Birtwistle.

(music by Harrison Birtwistle)

Silbury Air
Songs by myself
Theseus game

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Intense work with Mtro. Arturo Tamayo in Switzerland

During season 2013/2014 Jordi will work with ensembles of "Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana" in Lugano (Switzerland) under the tutelage of Maestro Arturo Tamayo main works of twentieth century repertoire:

- Kammersymphonie Op.9 - Arnold Schoenberg
- Eclat - Pierre Boulez
- Kreuzspiel - Karlheinz Stockhausen
- Le marteau sans maître - Pierre Boulez
- Suite Op. 29 - Arnold Schoenberg
- Silbury air - Harrison Birtwistle
- Pierrot Lunaire - Arnold Schoenberg


Project with David Maslanka

18/08/2011 until 28/08/2011

Last August, Jordi Francés was the guest conductor for preparation, recording and concert for the workshop that every summer the BASIAJ organizes. They are a group of talented young musicians, graduate students whose human quality and artistic collective level is more than remarkable.

The program was composed entirely of music from american composer David Maslanka, who with his presence, advice and inspiration made ​​it an authentic experience.


International Bartók Seminar and Festival with Péter Eötvös

09/07/2013 until 19/07/2013

Jordi has been invited by Mtro. Péter Eötvos for his International Bartók Seminar in Budapest in July. During the Seminar they conducted two emblematic pieces of XX Century like:

- Béla Bartók - CONCERTO for orchestra (1945)

- Leos Janácek - SINFONIETTA (1926)


JORCAM (Joven Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid)

16/4/2011 until 17/4/2011

Jordi Francés has been guest conductor of the "Joven Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid" for the Easter Spanish Tour.


- Fantasia and Fugue in C minor - J.S. Bach / Orch. Edward Elgar
- Uirapuru - Heitor Villa-Lobos

- Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 - Heitor Villa-Lobos
Soprano: Luanda Siqueira
- Bachianas Brasileiras, No. 8

Director: Jordi Francés – Sanjuán


Luz Secreta II, world premiere


In this first months of 2012, Jordi Francés is composing the second part of the work serie called "Luz Secreta", (WATCH VIDEO) a serie which uses Bach as beggining point for a musical speech which takes poetry and brass instruments as sound material.

The world premiere of LUZ SECRETA took place in Alzira (Valencia) during the concert of Spanish Stomvi Trombone Ensemble. Saturday 30th at 19:30.
It will consist of four works and will last for 60 minutes in total. This second is for trombone solo and electronics.


Argentina Tour

20/10/2011 until 30/10/2011

Jordi Francés was guest conductor with different orchestras of the south-american country. He made his argentinian debut with music by: W.A. Mozart, J. Ibert and L.v. Beethoven


Overture to "Cosí fan tutte" - W.A. Mozart
Concerto pour flûte et orchestre - Jacques Ibert
Lucas Quinteros, flute

Symphony nº 2 in D Major, Op. 36 - L. van Beethoven

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