Roberto Fores Veses has been the chief conductor and artistic director of the Orchestre d’Auvergne since 2012. Born in Valencia, he studied orchestral conducting at the Accademia Musicale Pescarese and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where he received his Master’s degree under the tutelage of Leif Segerstam.
In 2006, he won the Orvieto Conducting Competition with a special prize from the jury. In 2007, he won another award at the Evgeny Svetlanov Conducting Competition in Luxembourg. This success brought him engagements at the Bolshoi Theatre, Teatro Regio Torino, Opéra de Nice, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Orchestra Verdi (Milan), The Hague Residentie Symphonic Orchestra, and New Russian State Symphony Orchestra.
In 2008 he made his debut at the Teatro Regio de Torino conducting Salome and Elisir d’amore, and at the Bolshoi with Macbeth. Since then he has conducted several operas in France: Il viaggio a Reims and Don Pasquale, La Cenerentola, Lakmé and Elisir d’amore, and Die Zauberflöte. He also conducted Amahl and the Night Visitors, Così fan tutte, and La Finta Giardiniera at the Svenska Teatern of Helsinki and La Bohème at the Orvieto Opera Festival.
Roberto Fores Veses has conducted many orchestras including the National de Lyon, Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Praga Philharmonia, Spanish Radio, St. Petersburg Symphony, Moscow City Symphony – Russian Philharmonic, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Opéra de Rouen, Opéra de St. Etienne, Orchestre de Picardie, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Valencia, Cordoba, Sinfónica de Galicia, Asturias Symphony, Sinfónica de Extremadura, Filarmónica de Málaga, Navarra Symphony, Sinfonia Finlandia, Mikkeli Orchestra, Sibelius Academy Symphonic, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and State Academic Symphony of Russia.
Future projects include recordings and tours in Japan and Spain with the Orchestre d’Auvergne, engagements with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Orchestre d’Avignon, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, participation in the Murten Festival, and La Folle Journée (Nantes and Tokyo).