J. Williams: Star Wars, E.T., Harry Potter, Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List
Orquestra Simfònica Camera Musicae
Virginia Martínez, conductor
THE LEITMOTIV IN CINEMA
John Williams is currently one of the most recognized composers of film soundtracks. Framed within a neo-romantic style with influences from other composers like Wolfgang Korngold or Richard Wagner, Williams regularly uses the leitmotif, identifying characters, objects or places with musical motifs.
With a great track record and the successes of Star Wars, E.T., Harry Potter, Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List, among others, his compositions have become a soundtrack of our lives. Winner of the most prestigious film awards, his melodies transcend the screen and enjoy themselves.
In this special concert we present a selection of his best work without any visual distractions and you will also discover some the lesser known John Williams music of the big screen.
Biography Virginia Martínez
At the age of 13, Virginia took charge of the Hims Mola Children’s Choirs in Molina de Segura. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano and Harmony awarded by the Murcia Conservatory. While she was being coached by Pilar and Pedro Valero in 1999 she was awarded a scholarship by the Murcia Seneca Foundation to continue her studies abroad. That same year she started her degree studies in Orchestral Conducting at Vienna Conservatory with Reinhard Schwarz and Georg Mark as her teachers.
She has worked with the Wiener Kammerorchester, the Symphony Orchestra of Biel (Switzerland), Graz Symphony Orchestra (Austria), Vienna Conservatory Orchestra, Spain National Orchestra, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Catalonia National Orchestra, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Region of Murcia, Navarra Symphony Orchestra, Valencia Orchestra and Vallés Symphony Orchestra, among others.
Virginia has worked with soloists such as Javier Perianes, Judith Jauregi, Fazil Say, María Espada, Jose Antonio López, Gustavo Peña, José Ferrero, Cristina Faus, María Bayo, Pablo Ferrández, Christian Poltera, Jesús Reina and Joaquín Riquelme among other.
She is currently the Lead conductor of The Murcia Regional Youth Orchestra and both the Lead Conductor and artistic director of The Region of Murcia Symphony Orchestra.