Roberto Forés Veses

Chief conductor and artistic Director of the orchestre d’Auvergne


A poet of sounds, sculpting the orchestra’s sonority

In 2012, Roberto Forés Veses was appointed chief conductor and artistic director of the Orchestre d’Auvergne.

Born in Valencia (Spain), Roberto Forés Veses studied orchestral conducting at the Accademia Musicale Pescarese (Italy) and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where he received his Master’s Degree under Leif Segerstam. In 2006, he won the Orvieto Conducting Competition (Italy) with distinction. In 2007, he was also one of the winners of the Evgeny Svetlanov Conducting Competition in Luxembourg.


He is an extremely versatile conductor, devoted both to the symphonic and to the operatic repertoire. In 2008 he made his debut at the Teatro Regio de Torino conducting Salome and Elisir d’amore, and at the Bolshoi with Macbeth. In the following years he conducted several French operas: Il viaggio in Reims and Don Pasquale, La Cenerentola, Lakmé, Die Zauberflöte, L’italiana in Algeri, The Barber of Seville. He also conducted Cosi fan tutte, La Finta Giardiniera and La Bohème, in Avignon, Vichy, Helsinki, Rouen, Orvietto… He recently conducted the world premiere of B.R. Earl’s La regina dei capelli d’oro at the Stresa Festival (Italy), Don Giovanni  (Vichy), Orphée  (Avignon) and Die Entführung aus dem Serail en Clermont-Ferrand y Avignon, Clermont-Ferrand, Massy and Avignon…

Roberto Forés Veses has conducted many orchestras including the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Saint-Petersburg Academic Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orquesta Sinfónica de la Comunidad Valenciana, Orchestre de l’Opera de Toulon, the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto: Casa da Música, Orchestre de Picardie, Orchestre philharmonique de Nice, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Den Haag Residentie Orkest, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen-Normandie, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Saint-Étienne, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Sinfoniaorkesteri Finlandia, Orquesta Sinfónica de Austrias,  Moscow City Symphony – Russian Philharmonic, State Symphony Orchestra-Novaya Rossiya, Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, the Nagoya Philharmonic, the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Sinfonietta de Lausanne, State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov”, Odense Symfoniorkester….

He regularly performs in many international festivals, including La Folle Journée de Nantes and Tokyo, La Chaise-Dieu, Murten Classics, Stresa Festival, Les Flâneries musicales de Reims, Festival de la Vézère, Festival des Monts de la Madeleine, Festival de Polignac, Les Grandes Heures de Cluny, Festival Bach en Combrailles, Festival Musée des Invalides, Flâneries musicals de Reims, Berlioz Festival…

Maestro Forés Veses records regularly with the Aparté Record Label and Warner Classics. Recent recordings with Orchestre d’Auvergne include albums with Romain Leleu and Naoko Yoshino, albums dedicated to Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Beethoven and works of Czech composers Dvorak, Janacek, Martinu. In 2019, he has recorded Beethoven’s 7th symphony live on the digital label of the Orchestre d’Auvergne.



In 2018-2019, he is on tour, with his orchestra, in Spain and South America; Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, Ecuador and will record works of Alban Berg, Schreker, Webern, Schoenberg and Strauss with Aparte Label.

His future projects include Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Reims Opera house and symphonic concerts with the Orchestre National de Bordeaux, the Orchestre de Cannes, the Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the Yamagata Symphony Orchestra and the NHK Symphony Orchestra of Tokyo.

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