Carlos Checa leapt to the international scene in China in 2005 conducting theCity Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. In 2009 he performed in London with excellent reviews conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestrain the Cadogan Hall, and by personal invitation of maestroGustavo Dudamel, in May 2014 he made his debut in Venezuela, in “El Sistema”. Since 2015 he is music director of theJove Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona (JOSB). In October 2016 he founds de Symphony Orchestra of the prestigious record company Universal Music, and signed an agreement as a music director in several projects.
Carlos Checa has also conducted theWroclaw Philharmonic, the Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz (Poland), theOrquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Costa Rica, theOrquesta Nacional del Perú, theOrquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa (México), theOrquesta Sinfónica de Mendoza (Argentina) and Chile and Venezuela. In Spain, he has conducted orchestras such as theOrquesta Sinfónica de Radio Televisión Española, theOrquesta Sinfónica de Baleares, theReal Filharmonía de Galicia, theOrquesta Sinfónica de Extremadura, theOrquesta de Córdoba, theOrquesta Sinfónica Provincial de Málaga, theOrquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia, theOrquesta Sinfónica de Ciudad Real, the Orquesta Clásica de Santa Cecilia, theOrquesta Manuel de Fallaand theOrquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife.
Since season 12/13, he has been conducting regulary at the Cuenca ciudad de músicaconcerts, such as the tribute toTeresa Berganzaat the Auditorio de Cuenca, the tour of the main auditoriums of the Community of Castilla La Mancha with the "The Little Sweep" Opera by Britten, and the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Auditorio de Cuenca, with the opera production “The magic flute” by Mozart.
In the field of contemporary music he has conducted premieres of Spanish composers such asAndrés Valero Castells,Albert Carbonell, José Luís López de ArandaandPaco Toledo, whom theEMECcompany recently published his "Hipodámica" Symphony, a work that was recorded under the batton of Carlos Checa with theManuel de Falla Orchestra.
Carlos Checabegan his conducting studies at the age of 17 in Barcelona, his native city, under maestroFrancesc Llongueres. He later studied with maestroAlbert Argudoin the Conservatorio Superior de Música, and graduated in orchestral conducting with distinction. He specializes in composition, instrumentation and music pedagogy. In addition, he has studied piano, oboe and violin, In 2005 Carlos founded the festivalFIMUC Serranía de Cuenca and in 2006 he was awarded a scholarship by theJoven Orquesta Nacional de España
Carlos Checa has taken conducting lessons withKurt Masur, Antoni Ros Marbà and George Phelivanian.