The Douglas F. King Associate Conductor
Pablo Rus Broseta is Associate Conductor of the Seattle Symphony, having originally been appointed Assistant Conductor in 2015. During the 2017–2018 season, he leads the Seattle Symphony in a wide variety of concerts, including an all-Russian program with pianist Beatrice Rana, Carmina burana and a festival of Prokofiev concertos. In 2016–2017, he conducted a festival of Shostakovich concertos, as well as a concert with Yo-Yo Ma. He is rapidly building a wide-ranging repertoire from Handel to John Adams, with a focus on the great symphonic repertoire.
As guest conductor, Rus Broseta’s 2017–2018 season includes debuts with the Houston and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphonies, and return engagements with the SWR Symphonieorchester and Orquesta de Valencia. Highlights of the 2016–2017 season include a debut with the North Carolina Symphony, and returns to the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and Valencia National Youth Orchestra.
In 2014 Rus Broseta led a joint performance of the SWR Symphony Orchestra and the Ensemble Modern at the Musica Festival in Strasbourg. He has since made successful debuts with the SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, the Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Televisión Española. In 2016 he made his debuts with the Ensemble intercontemporain, and has since been invited to make return appearances with the Ensemble Modern as well as both the WDR and SWR.
Rus Broseta has already gained experience with the Orchestre Les Siècles, which performs on period instruments, and with orchestras such as the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Bochumer Symphoniker, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, and the Orquesta de Valencia. He has appeared at numerous music festivals including the Klangspuren Schwaz, Transart Festival Bolzano, Ensems Festival Valencia and the Cresc… Festival Frankfurt. He has worked closely with composers such as Wolfgang Rihm, Hans Zender, Johannes Maria Staud, Thomas Adès, Philippe Manoury, Magnus Lindberg, Martin Matalon, Francisco Coll and Luca Francesconi.
Rus Broseta studied composition and saxophone at the Conservatory of his native Valencia, with further studies in conducting in Lyon, at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and Universität der Künste Berlin; and he has received valuable guidance from Bernard Haitink, Pierre Boulez, David Zinman, Kurt Masur and Steven Sloane. He served as Assistant Conductor of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège in the 2009–2010 season, the Dutch National Opera Academy in 2010 and the Valencia Youth Symphony Orchestra from 2010 to 2013. In 2011 he founded the Spanish chamber orchestra Grup Mixtour, which he still directs today. There, he aims to revitalize concert experiences through eclectic programming of music from different eras and with diverse aesthetics.
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