Jose Garcia Gutierrez
Jose Garcia Gutierrez is an accomplished French-horn professor and performer from Alicante, Spain. He has held several distinguished posts, such as co-principal horn of the Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria (1997-1999), and principal horn (2000-2001); Co-principal horn of the Orquesta de Galicia (2001-2002), principal horn of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Navarra (2002-2003), and principal horn of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Extremadura (2004-2007). Since November 2007 he has been principal horn with Spain’s prestigious Orquesta de RadioTelevision Española (ORTVE) and in 2018 was appointed principal horn of the ADDA Sinfonica, Alicante.
As guest performer he has had concert engagements as soloist or principal horn with several orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Teatro alla Scala, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Radio Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Sichuan Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta de Cadaques, Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife, Orquesta de Granada, Orquesta Sinfonica de Bilbao, Orquesta Sinfonica de Elche and Orquesta Sinfonica de Murcia,
He has recorded Mozart’s Wind Octet with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester Octet; “Soliloquies” for solo horn and “Trio Concertante” by Maltese composer Joseph Vella, and the Horn Concerto and “Eclogue” by Maurice Blower together with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as a CD of chamber music released in 2019 with Argotti Ensemble featuring works by Schumann and Glière amongst others.
He is also active as a teacher particularly with the prestigious Brass Academy in Alicante, and since September 2019 is Artistic Director of the Malta Youth Orchestra.