B i o g r a p h y

Maestro Colomer has served as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Eastern Music Festival in the United States of America, the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra in South Korea, the Orchestre de Picardie in France, the Orquestra Simfònica de Balears, the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès and the Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga in Spain.

He has appeared as a guest with London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Opéra de Paris, Symphonique du Québec, Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Suisse Romande, National de Lyon, Philharmonique de Liège, MDR Kammerphilharmonie, BSO Frankfurt, Sinfonica di Roma, Simón Bolívar, Puerto Rico or Malaysian Philharmonic, besides the best spanish orchestras and opera houses. He appears regularly also on radio and television broadcasts in Europe, Australia, Japan, South Korea and North and South America.

Several Prizes and Awards have been granted to his extensive recording activity with the Joven Orquesta Nacional de EspañaOrquestra Simfònica de BarcelonaEnglish Chamber OrchestraLondon SinfoniettaOrchestre de Picardie, the Choeur Radio France and the BBC Symphony Chorus, released by Auvidis-Naïve, Assai, Harmonia Mundi, Calliope, Triton, Naxos, Ensayo, Virgin and Philips.

De Falla Atlàntida and El amor brujo, Gerhard The Plague, Poulenc Organ Concerto, Bernstein Serenade, or the DVD productions of Tchaikovsky Nutcracker by Béjart and the Concierto de Aranjuez with Paco de Lucía stand out as reference recordings. His catalogue also includes works by Beethoven, Schumann, Fauré, Ginastera, Guinjoan, Honegger, Milhaud, Weill, Balada, Nillni and Lavista.

Maestro Colomer often links his conducting career with music education. In 1983 the Spanish Ministry of Culture entrusted him the creation of the Joven Orquesta Nacional de España (JONDE) and in 2002 he was awarded “Chevalier dans l’ordre des palmes académiques” by the French Ministry of Culture.

In 2014 he will conduct new productions of La Cenerentola de Rossini at the Opéra de Toulon as well as Dallapiccola Il Prigionero and Puccini Suor Angelica at the Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona. Macbeth, Wozzeck, Don Giovanni, Ariadne auf Naxos, Don Pasquale, Atlàntida, Picasso et la Danse or the Béjart Nutcracker stand as his most succesful opera and ballet productions in Europe and the United States of America.

Edmon Colomer