Miguel Romea, Conductor

Born in Madrid , Miguel Romea studied in Madrid Superior Conservatory where he obtained a Masters Degree and was awarded First Extraordinary Prize. He moved to Holland and Austria to the Rotterdam and Salzburg Mozarteum Conservatories. He also studied clarinet, harmony, counterpoint, fugue, and composition.

Mr. Romea began his conducting career in 2002 as Assistant Conductor of Madrid Youth symphony Orchestra. He worked there with conductors such as Yuri Nashuskin and Lorenzo Ramos. After 2 years, he was named Chief Conductor of the Extremadura Youth Orchestra (Ojex). His many accomplishments with this orchestra have been remarkable, specially the cycle of Beethoven Symphonies . Under his baton, the Extremadura Youth Symphony has developed to become one of the most reknowned youth orchestras, performing in Spain, Portugal and Italy. He held this position until January 2013.

He has held the position of Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of Verum Symphony Orchestra since 2009. As the first professional Symphonic Orchestra in Castilla la Mancha, Spain, most of the musicians taking part in this orchestra are the outstanding new generation of Spanish classical musicians. Some of the most important successes are the productions of The Rite of Spring by Stravinsky, The Song of the Earth, Tristan und Isolde, Der Rosenkavalier, Fantastic Symphony etc.

From 2004 to 2014 he is also Chief Conductor of Beethoven Philharmonic in Campo de Criptana. This is one of the oldest and most respected musical societies in Spain. He has conducted it around Spain, France and Holland.

As guest conductor, Mr. Romea has conducted on a regular basis orchestras as the National Orchestra of Spain, Radio television Orchestra of Spain, Madrid Orchestra ORCAM, Orquesta de Castilla y León, Navarra Symphony, Malaga Symphony, Bilbao Symphony, Cordoba Symphony, Extremadura Symphony, Andres Segovia Symphony, Orfeon Donostiarra, Symphony Wind Band of Madrid, El Paso Symphony, etc.
Mr. Romea has conducted as well Malaysian Philharmonic, Duisburger Philharmoniker, Kuopio Orchester , Jonkoping Sinfonietta, Orquesta Eduardo Mata (Mexico), among other orchestras around Asia and Europe.

Also, his commitment to Youth orchestras is strong and continuous. He appears frequently conducting Spanish Youth Symphony orchestra, Montreal Youth Orchestra, Madrid Youth Symphony, Extremart Ensemble, Musikene, Superior Conservatory of Aragon, etc.

He has conducted some world premieres, as the Operas : “Yo lo vi” of Tomás Marco and “Escenas de una vida cotidiana” of Marisa Manchado, the Violin concerto of “Juan Medina”, Caceres Concerto of Joaquin Clerch, and many other by Jose Luis Turina, Greco.

Mr. Romea is teacher of Orchestral Conducting at the University of Madrid Alfonso X. He is one of the most reputed pedagogues of orchestral Conducting since 2008, and gives master-classes of conducting throughout Spain, Bulgaria, Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Mexico City, etc. He has fully renovated the orchestral conductor’s pedagogy , based in a development and approach to the fundamentals the technic of conductors like Claudio Abbado or Simon Rattle.

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