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conductor , educator

Octav Calleya, Romanian conductor, educator. Recipient 1st prize Spanish Conductors Competition, Valencia, 1978, Bronze medal Villa Lobos Conductors Competition, 1978, Silver medal Valladolid City Choir, 1979, Gold medal Malaga Symphony Orchestra, 1985.

Background

Calleya, Octav was born on November 28, 1942 in Chisinau, Moldavia, Romania. Son of Mihai and Angela (Iliescu) Calleya.

Education

Graduate in music education, State Conservatoire, Bucarest, Romania, 1968. Studied conducting with Hans Swarowsky, Music Academy, Vienna, 1970.

Career

Made conducting debut, Bucharest, 1966. Conductor orchestra, professor conducting State Conservatory, Bucarest, 1971-1973. Chief conductor Valladolid (Spain) City Orchestra, 1975-1978, Istanbul (Turkey) Opera, 1978-1980.

Musical director, conductor Malaga (Spain) City Symphony Orchestra, since 1980. Conducting professor Malaga State Music Conservatory, since 1983. Founder Malaga Youth Symphony Orchestra, 1983.

Vice president European Federation Youth Orchestras, 1989.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, chamber music (violin), tennis, mountains, walking.

Connections

Married Lourdes Garcia, December 28, 1990.

father:
Mihai Calleya

mother:
Angela (Iliescu) Calleya

spouse:
Lourdes Garcia