Valentina Granados

11-November 13:00h 14:30h

Time to decide. Why did Spain return to live concerts so quickly?

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Started her career in the field of music documentation before moving into management. She participated in projects for the Institute of Musical Bibliography and the Musical Documentation Centre at INAEM, collaborating on the design and preparation of the “Musical Resources in Spain” database. From 1988, she joined the team at the Musical Directorate of the Teatro Real and collaborated on various tasks for the Subdirectorate of Music and Dance and the Management Office at INAEM. Among them, she assisted with the coordination of exhibitions and other projects and oversaw various management-related aspects of the conversion of the Teatro Real into an opera house. Within INAEM, she also worked at the Spanish National Orchestra and Choir and was the assistant director of the Teatro de la Zarzuela. She was the manager of the Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra and director of the Music Department of Fundación Siglo para las Artes in Castilla y León. In addition to organisation, programming, and outreach for the orchestra, she oversaw the design and monitoring of what is now the Miguel Delibes Auditorium and the general programming of musical activities across the region.

As a music advisor, she worked in the Regional Ministry of Culture of the Community of Madrid. She also served as technical secretary for the Orchestra and Choir of the Community of Madrid.

Since 2012, she has been the executive director of the Festival Internacional de Santander.

She has participated in conferences, seminars, and university courses as a featured speaker. Among her publications are the General Indices of Ritmo magazine (1980-1989) and various articles on musical topics.
Throughout her career, she has been an executive producer for recording and video projects for the Naxos, EMI, Decca and Deutsche Grammophon labels.
She was president of AEOS (Spanish Association of Symphony Orchestras) between 2001 and 2003 and is currently vice president of Festclásica (Spanish Association of Classical Music Festivals).