Francesc Gamón Olmo

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Born in Sagunto (Valencia) in 1986. He graduated from the Conservatorio Superior de Valencia in orchestral and choral conducting, and in piano studies, where he was a student of the maestros Manuel Galduf, Miguel Ángel Herranz and Pilar Vañó. Francesc Gamón expanded his studies at well-recognized institutions such as the Academia Chigiana de Siena (Italia), and in numerous courses and masterclasses with professors such as Harry Christophers, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Pablo Heras-Casado, Mathieu Romano, Bruno Aprea, Enrique García Asensio, Cristóbal Soler, Josep Ramon Gil-Tàrrega, Juan Luis Martínez, Eduardo Cifre, Vasco Negreiros and Martin Schmidt.

Since 2007, he has been choral director of the Chamber Choir Ad Libitum with which he has achieved some of the most prestigious national awards, a highlight being the Spanish National Grand Prix for Choral Singing (2017). Francesc Gamón has conducted further musical ensembles such as the band, orchestra and choir of the Unió Musical de Llíria. Focusing on ancient music, in 2013 he founded L’Arcadia, an ensemble specializing in the study and performance of music prior to 1800, with both historical and current criteria. In 2017, he co-conducted the World Premiere of the opera La Bréche, by De Zeegant, with the Hulencourt Symphony Orchestra & Choir of Brussels, with stage direction by Paco Azorín. Recently, Francesc Gamon has been assistant conductor to Aarón Zapico in the production of the opera Rinaldo by Händel, with stage direction by Kobie Van Rensburg and a cast headed by the mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux. 

Francesc Gamón was trained as a music researcher under the professors Antonio Ezquerro and Luis Antonio González at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, specializing in ancient music study. He has written and published several investigative works, and is currently preparing his doctoral thesis. Francesc Gamón combines his activity as a music performer with teaching at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Valencia, where he is responsible for music conducting in opera workshops.