Acclaimed for his musical versatility, compelling interpretations and orchestra building skills, conductor Ramón Tebar’s international reputation in both the opera and orchestral arenas continues to expand. A popular guest conductor worldwide, Mr. Tebar has the distinction of being the first Spanish conductor to be appointed Music Director of an American opera company, the Florida Grand Opera (FGO).
Considered one of the leading Spanish conductors of his generation, Tebar began his tenure as Chief Conductor and Arctic Director of Spain’s Orquesta de Valencia in the 2018/19 season; he continues his role asPrincipal Guest Conductor of Valencia’s Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia as well as his long-term relationship with FGO as Principal Conductor and as Artistic Director of Florida’s Palm Beach Symphony and of Opera Naples.
Some of Tebar’s guesting credits include leading operatic repertoire for such distinguished organizations as Italy’s Teatro Regio di Torino, Martina Franca Festival, and Teatro Lirico di Cagliari; Germany’s Kolner Philharmonie; Russia’s Kremlin Palace; Netherlands‘ Het Concertgebouw, Theatro Municipal de São Paulo in Brazil, Festival de Opera de A Coruña (Spain), and Argentina’s Teatro Colon. Among his orchestral guesting credits are Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Orquesta y Coro Nacional de España, Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa, Orquesta Sinfonica Ciudad de Oviedo, and Orquesta de Radio Television Espanola in Spain; St. Petersburg Symphony and Moscow State Symphony Orchestra in Russia; Orchestra de Rouen Haute-Normandie in France; Het Gelders Orkest in the Netherlands; Bulgarian National Radio Symphony, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Orchestra in Peru, and Orchestra Teatro Regio di Torino and the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Italy, to name a few.
Amongst the numerous acclaimed artists with whom he has worked are Roberto Alagna, Joshua Bell, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Montserrat Caballe, Joseph Calleja, Gautier Capucon, Placido Domingo, Angela Gheorghiu, Maria Guleghina, Ben Heppner, Gregory Kunde, and Renata Scotto.
Born in Valencia, Spain, Ramón Tebar began working as a pianist and Assistant Conductor in his hometown at the age of fifteen. He served as Assistant Conductor with the Youth National Orchestra of Spain (Joven Orquesta Nacional de Espana, JONDE), and in the meantime, he graduated with honors in his hometown Conservatory Since his arrival in the US in 2005, he has been part of the musical staff of Palm Beach Opera and Cincinnati Opera, working in around 40 opera productions. Maestro Tebar has been recognized with various honors and awards, including the Henry C. Clark Conductor of the Year Award by Florida Grand Opera in 2010 and 2013, being featured in 2014 by the Miami Herald as „Top 20 under 40“, and by the Spanish journal ABC among „Ten International Spanish Conductors. In 2014, Ramón Tebar received his highest honor to date: His Majesty, the King of Spain Felipe VI, granted Tebar the Cross of Office of the Order of Mérito Civil in recognition of his cultural accomplishments.
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