Oviedo Filarmonía


Born as the Orquesta Sinfónica Ciudad de Oviedo in 1999, on the initiative of the Oviedo City Council, to cover the needs of the new musical activities that were settling in the city, and which today are one of its great signs of identity. The orchestra celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2024, fully involved in the cultural and social fabric of the Oviedo society.

As the main orchestra of the Festival de Teatro Lírico Español, the Festival de Danza and the Ciclo de Conciertos del Auditorio y Jornadas de Piano “Luis G. Iberni”, it is also present in the Oviedo Opera season and covers a wide range of musical repertoire that ranges from school concerts and an open air summer season with popular programmes to the screening of films with live soundtracks, or performances in spaces such as the “Carlos Tartiere” football stadium or the Cathedral square.

During the spring of 2020 the Oviedo Philharmonic continued to make music, despite the cessation of live activities due to the coronavirus pandemic. During these last few years, the intense relationship it maintains with the audience has grown closer, through the streaming concerts of the programme “OFIL Contigo” and through the online educational Project “Music at school”.

Throughout its career the Oviedo Philharmonic has accompanied prestigious soloists and singers such as Nyman, Garança, Maisky, Gruberová, Flórez, Gutman, Terfel, Arteta, Midori, Camarena, Jaho or Bernheim, among many others, and performed a very wide repertoire under the baton of conductors such as Mehta, Alessandrini, Zedda, Fagen, Goodwin, Carneiro or Alstaedt, to name a few.

From 2004 to 2011 its chief conductor was Friedrich Haider, with whom it made its international breakthrough with a tour of Japan and concerts in Paris. With the tenure of Marzio Conti, between 2011 and 2017, the orchestra strengthened its presence in the city of Oviedo, approaching different audiences with very diverse projects. At present, its chief conductor is Lucas Macías.

Oviedo Filarmonía has recorded for different record labels, such as Farao Classics, Philartis, Naxos and Warner Classics International, and since 2003 it has been a member of the Spanish Association of Symphony Orchestras (AEOS).