The Orquesta Sinfónica Universidad de Navarra is formed by students of university age. Each academic year offers the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and experience within a quality symphonic ensemble. Its activity is carried out throughout the year by top level professionals and culminates in public performances, often in collaboration with leading professionals of the music scene.
Inspired by the orchestras of the most prestigious universities in the United States and Central Europe, it consolidates the presence of the arts and music in the university environment and has come to consolidate itself as a young orchestra of reference. It is currently working to strengthen links and exchanges with other national and international university institutions through music.
Are you passionate about music, have you studied music and do you play an instrument?
The Orquesta Sinfónica Universidad de Navarra will be looking for new musicians for the ensemble during the 2022-2023 academic year:
November 15, 7:30 p.m. MUN Theater
Submission of applications until July 1
Recordings to be submitted by July 5
In-person meeting: September 20 in the afternoon
Fortnightly rehearsals, alternating string and wind, on Tuesdays from 19:15 to 21:15 (September - November / January - March).
To register for the auditions of the OS-UNAV, please fill out this form
More information at firstname.lastname@example.org
See course rules 22-23
Artistic talent program
Starting in the 2019-20 academic year, Orchestra musicians can enroll in the Artistic Talent program.
This program makes it easier to combine studies with artistic talent and passion for music. Thanks to this initiative, situations of overlapping between rehearsals or performances and practices, work, classes or exams are avoided.
Conductor of the University of Navarra Symphony Orchestra
The conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica Universidad de Navarra has been invited to conduct some of the most important ensembles in the world, such as the London Symphony Orchestra or the New Russia Symphony Orchestra, among others. He has worked in the most diverse genres, including an intense operatic activity in Russia, accompanying singers of the stature of María Bayo, María José Montiel or Alexander Vedernikov and a special attention to the music of the XX and XXI centuries, leading the "Studio for New Music Ensemble" in Moscow and with numerous premieres.
In Spain he has done important work with young symphonic ensembles, including the Joven Orquesta Nacional de España, the Joven Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, the Orquesta Sinfónica JMJ, and many others. He has also conducted choral groups such as the Orfeón Donostiarra or the Escolanía de El Escorial. In his symphonic programs, he has shared the stage with soloists such as Oxana Yablonskaya, Valery Sokolov, Gustavo Díaz-Jerez, Nikita Borisoglebsky or Alexander Trostiansky.
Since 2012, he has been a trustee of the Eutherpe Foundation. He also teaches as Professor of Orchestra Conducting at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón and at the Centro Superior Katarina Gurska. He is Director of the Russkaya Opera Theater in Moscow.
Teachers course 21-22
Borja Quintas. Director
Professor of Orchestra Conducting at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón and at the Centro Superior Katarina Gurska. Conductor of the Russkaya Opera Theater of Moscow. He graduated in Orchestra and Opera Conducting at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with Professor Vladimir Ponkin. As a pianist he studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid with Professor Joaquín Soriano and at the Moscow Conservatory with Professor Viktor Merzhanov. He has made several recordings for prestigious record labels and has collaborated with the main media in Spain and Russia. He has performed in the most important halls in Spain, Russia, England, Austria, France, Belgium and Italy and in the Middle East and Asia in Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan.
Raffaela Acella. Professor
Violin teacher at the Conservatory and Municipal School of Music of Irun since 1996 and also Director of the Symphony Orchestra of the same Conservatory. She has been living in the Basque Country since 1987.
María Antonia Rodríguez. Professor
He is currently solo flute of the Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE, an ensemble in which he has also served as artistic manager. As artistic manager of the RTVE Orchestra and Choir, in 2015 she directed the events of the fiftieth anniversary of the institution and promoted the presence of these ensembles in international festivals.