The orchestra's oboe player performs in this Friday's programme, which will be conducted by Lucas Macías.


The oboe player of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, Carlos del Ser, is making his debut this Friday (1st) as a soloist in this orchestra’s season subscription concert. Del Ser will star in the Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra by Mozart, which will conclude a programme that will involve the conducting of Lucas Macías and also include works by Schubert and Brahms. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Symphony Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín.

The evening starts with the Overture in C major in the Italian style, D. 591, Op. 170 by Franz Schubert, a score written in 1817 under the influence of the Rossini fever that swept across Europe at the start of the 19th century. It is a fresh, agile, and direct composition that perfectly displays the influence of Italian music in Europe.

Following this, the orchestra -with Del Ser Guillén as soloist- will perform the Concerto for oboe and orchestra in C major, K. 314 (285d) written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1777 and dedicated to Giuseppe Ferlendis, principal oboe of the Court Chapel of Salzburg.

After the interlude, the orchestra will perform Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73, by Johannes Brahms. It is possibly the most serene and gentle of the four symphonies by the German composer, who only took four months to create it, which occurred in 1877 during his stay at the summer home of some friends.    

Carlos del Ser Guillén has been the solo oboe player with the Symphony Orchestra for a little over four years. He began his oboe studies at age 8 at the Conservatoire of Valladolid. After obtaining a Degree in Oboe from the Higher Conservatoire of Music of Salamanca, he continued his training with Roland Perrenoud and Maurice Bourgue at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva where he acquired the Diplôme de Musicien d'Orchestre and the Diplôme de Soliste “avec distinction” and he refined his training in Breisgau (Germany) with Lucas Macías, who he will be reunited with this week at the Auditorio de Tenerife.

Del Ser was previously a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, where he played under the guidance of conductors such as Charles Dutoit, Daniel Harding, Frühbeck de Burgos, Valery Gergiev and Philippe Jordan, among others. Between 2010 and 2014 he was second oboe of the Orchestra Mozart of Bologna conducted by Claudio Abbado. He has also collaborated with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.

The oboe player of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra has also collaborated with the Orchestra of Cadaqués, the Ensemble Les Dissonances, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Münchner Kammerorchester, the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, the Suisse Romande, the Geneva Camerata, the Symphony Orchestra of Castilla y León, the Orchestre de Chambre of Lausanne, the MusicAeterna Perm, the Residentie Orkest in The Hague, the Opera of Zürich and the Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino.

Lucas Macías, who is once again conducting the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, has been the lead conductor of the Oviedo Philharmonic since 2018 and has conducted the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, the Philharmonic orchestra of Buenos Aires, the Het Gelders Orkest, the Symphony Orchestra of Castilla y León, the Real Orquesta Sinfónica of Seville, Spanish RTVE Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic of Galicia, among others.

Macías trained as a conductor with Mark Stringer at the University of Music and Performing Arts of Vienna, at the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker and in Geneva under the supervision of Maurice Bourgue. In 2014 he made his debut as a conductor at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.

Among his most recent engagements are his works with the Spanish National Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Community of Madrid and the Staatskapelle Dresden; as well as the Granada International Music and Dance Festival, conducting the City of Granada Orchestra, the San Sebastián Music Fortnight (Euskadiko Orkestra) and the Bal and Gay Festival (Galician Symphony Orchestra).

The Tenerife Association for Friends of Music (Atadem) is offering a free talk in order to contextualise the works of this sixth seasonal concert.  Lourdes Bonnet Fernández-Trujillo will give the lecture one hour before the concert at the Sala Avenida next to the hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín.

The tickets for this concert can be purchased until the day of the event on the website, at the auditorium's box office and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.