Biography

Carlos Checa is Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Jove Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona (JOSB) since September 2015, and artistic director of the Festival Internacional de Música Serranía de Cuenca (FIMUC) since 2005, a festival which will celebrate its 16th edition in August 2022. 

He studied at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Barcelona, his native city, and has taken advanced conducting lessons with Kurt Masur, Antoni Ros Marbà and George Pehlivanian, his musical career includes his leap onto the international scene in China in 2005, conducting the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. In 2006 he received a scholarship from the Joven Orquesta Nacional de España, in 2009 he made his debut with excellent reviews conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Cadogan Hall in London and at the personal invitation of maestro Gustavo Dudamel, in May 2014 he made his debut in Venezuela, conducting the Francisco de Miranda Orchestra at the International Festival of Young Europeans in Caracas. He has also conducted major symphony orchestras in Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, Honduras and Poland, and in Spain he has conducted orchestras such as the Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio y Televisión Española, Real Filharmonia de Galicia, Orquesta Sinfónica de Baleares, Orquesta de Extremadura, Orquesta de Córdoba, Orquesta Sinfónica Provincial de Málaga, Orquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia, Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia, Orquesta Manuel de Falla and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, among others.   

With Universal Music Group, he has been conducting symphonic tours  since 2016 with different artists on the label, he has conducted at the main music festivals in Spain and has made his debut at the Teatro Real in Madrid and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.