Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Music

Eduardo Portal


Over the past few years conductor Eduardo Portal has made a great impression amongst orchestras and audiences alike. After his debut last November with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, he is returning to the orchestra in several occasions this season for performances at the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall and other UK venues.

In coming months he is also returning to the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Valles Symphony Orchestra in their main concert series at Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon, Navarra Symphony Orchestra and Orquesta Filarmonica de Malaga. Some orchestras that will see Eduardo’s debut include Dalasinfoniettan, Orchestra of Opera North, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Orquesta de Cordoba, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Colombia, Orquesta Sinfonica de Bilbao and Musikene Symphony Orchestra.

Recent seasons have seen Eduardo make important appearances with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Madrid Symphony Orchestra, etc.

His operatic experiences feature performances of Offenbach’s La Belle Helene, Janacek’s Katya Kabanova, Bernstein’s Candide, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and Handel’s Imeneo, as well as work on Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore at Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

Since graduating as conductor and violinist from the University of the Arts in Berlin, the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Royal Northern College of Music, Eduardo is particularly committed to contemporary repertoire and is founder of the Antares Ensemble in Spain, whose focus is on the performance of new music and research into its links with historical and rarely performed masterpieces.

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