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Hilari Garcia GázquezHe studied orchestra conducting at the "Joaquín Rodrigo" Conservatory of Music in Valencia and expanded his musical training at the Haute École de Musique in Geneva. His teachers include Manuel Galduf, Eduardo Cifre, Cristóbal Soler, Leonardo García Alarcón, Celso Antunes, etc. At the same time, he has attended courses and master classes given by conductors such as Simon Rattle, Jorma Panula, Marek Janovski and Riccardo Muti.

He has worked as assistant conductor in the Jove Orquestra de la Generalitat Valenciana (JOGV) and in the Joven Orquesta Nacional de España (JONDE), and has conducted various national and international orchestras such as the Orquesta de Valencia (OV), the Joven Orquesta y Coro de Central America (JOCCA), the Palestine Youth Orchestra (PYO), Orquesta Sifnónica del Teatro Chapí de Villena, the Albacete Symphony Orchestra (OSA), the Orchester Symphonique HEM de Genève, etc.

He has been musical and artistic director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the University of Valencia (OFUV), in a first stage, between 2011 and 2018, with which he has carried out an enormous work of consolidation and expansion of the orchestral repertoire in all its genres. Passionate about teaching, he has also taught several courses in musical conducting at this institution with the aim of training young conductors in this complex discipline.

In the lyrical field, he has directed new productions at the Teatro Chapí in Villena and has participated as assistant musical director in different productions at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, such as El gato montés by Manuel Penella. In addition, he has collaborated with the Center for Improvement of the Palau de les Arts de València and the Jove Orquesta de la Generalitat Valenciana (JOGV) as musical director performing a selection of Mozart's operas Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro and Così fan tutte.

He has also done an intense work in the field of ballet and dance directing new proposals for classical ballets, such as Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, or contemporary ballets such as Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, Poulenc’s Les biches, Satie’s Parade or Copland‘s Appalachian Spring. He recently collaborated with Clotide Vayer and the Teatro San Carlo in Naples as musical director of the ballets Concerto by Kenneth MacMillan and Thème et variations by George Balanchine.

Presently, he’s professor of music and performing arts, on leave of absence, and begins a new period as musical and artistic director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the University of Valencia, while collaborating with various national and international musical groups.