manuel coves

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Born in Jaén, he studied at the Conservatory of Music in Cordoba, where he obtained the higher degree in Piano and Chamber Music. He also studied Orchestral Conducting at the Liceo de Barcelona Conservatory of Music.

He was a vocal coach-piano accompanist at the Instrumental Repertoire of the CSM of Córdoba from 1996 until 2001 and subsequently a professor of Vocal Repertoire at the CSM of Salamanca during the 2001-2002 course.

Since 1999 he has been the korrepetitor and assistant to Miguel Roa, Musical Director of the National Lyrical Theatre of La Zarzuela. He has collaborated with other theatres such as the Maestranza de Sevilla Theatre, the Royal Theatre of Madrid, Liceu of Barcelona, Calderón de Valladolid and Campoamor de Oviedo, among others. He works with musical directors such as Miguel Roa, Lorin Maazel, Plácido Domingo, Manuel Galduf, José Ramón Encinar, Alain Lombard, Josep Pons, Miguel A. Gómez Martínez, A. Posada, etc.

He collaborates with the theatre company L`om Imprebís in Don Juan Tenorio and Calígula, with stage direction by Santiago Sánchez. He carries out of the selection and musical direction of Ellas dicen que Puccini, dedicated to the composer for the 150th anniversary of his birth, with the same stage manager. Among his latest projects it´s worth highlighting his participation in the recording of the DVD La Verbena de la Paloma with Marina Bollaín as stage Manager; the recording for Naxos of the Chamber Music of Rodolfo Halffter, with the Orchestra of Community of Madrid, the direction of Antology Adios Julián; the musical direction of La boite a jou-joux by C. Debussy and the musical direction of the inauguration of the Teatros del Canal of Madrid. Die dreigroschenoper by K. Weill at the XXVI Festival de Otoño of Madrid, Rigoletto at the I Opera Festival in Jaén and Metropolis (a ballet based on the film by Fritz Lang and for wich he was given a Max Award) at the Auditorium Carlos III University of Madrid.

In the last months he has conducted the recuperation an revival of the zarzuelas Quo Vadis and Plus Ultra by R. Chapí with Enrique Viana as the stage manager; Metropolis at Teatros del Canal; the show about A. Vives Amadeu, directed by Albert Boadella at Teatros del Canal in Madrid, Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo and Baluarte in Pamplona; La Revoltosa stage directed by J. C. Pérez de la Fuente; Viva Madrid at Julio Mario Santo Domingo Theatre in Bogotá, Candide by L. Bernstein with Paco Mir´s stage direction, Carmen at Teatro Julio Mario Santo Domingo in Bogotá; the recuperation and revival of Entre Sevilla y Triana by Sorozábal at Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao, La Verbena de la Paloma at Teatros del Canal and the mundial premier of Pepita Jiménez by Albéniz at Teatro Argentino de La Plata, stage directed of Calixto Bieito, Luisa Fernanda stage directed by Emilio Sagi at Julio Mario Santo Domingo Theatre in Bogotá, Viva Madrid at Teatros del Canal, Otello at Teatro Principal of Palma de Mallorca, La Boheme at Festival de Verano de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Isabel at the Teatro de la Zarzuela de Madrid, The Messiah  with the National Ballet ot Sodre, El Caserío at the Teatros del Canal de Madrid, Sorolla with the Ballet Nacional de España at Gran Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona, La Boheme at the Palau de Les Arts of Valencia, Carmen with the Compañía Nacional de Danza in Cagliari, Viva Madrid at the ROH of Muscat and El Caballero de la triste figura at theTeatro Real de Madrid, Don Carlo and El Amor Brujo with La Fura dels Baus at the  Teatros del Canal.

In the next season he will be directing Don Quijote with the Compañía Nacional de Danza, the Homenaje a Antonio with Ballet Nacional de España at theTeatro de la Zarzuela and Don Carlo at San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

In addition he will direct the Madrid Symphonic Orchestra, Valencia Community Orchestra, Orquesta of the Teatro Lírico of Cagliari, The Symphony Orchestra of Gran teatre del Liceu, National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador, National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, Extremadura Orchestra, Loja Symphony Orchestra, Oviedo Philarmonic Orchestra, Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, Theater Argentino Orchestra, Balearic Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Community of Madrid, JORCAM, as well the season of the Carlos III University Orchestra of Madrid where he´s been the artistic and musical director since 2009, the recordings of the Conciertos para Guitarra y Orquesta by Federico Moreno Torroba (with  Pepe Romero & Vicente Coves and the OFM and Exremadura orchestra) and the ballets for BNE  and CND composed by Juan Jose Colomer and Alfredo Aracil respectively.