Manel Valdivieso is the Artistic Director of the JONC (Young National Orchestra of Catalonia) since 2001.
He has directed the main Spanish orchestras such as the orchestras of La Coruña, Granada, Tenerife, Madrid (the National Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Madrid, the orchestra of RTVE), as well as the orchestras of Bilbao, Castilla y León, Santiago de Compostela, Córdoba, Sevilla, Principado de Asturias, Balears, etc. He also has a successful operatic career, having made his debut among other places at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Teatro Real de Madrid, the National Opera of Korea (Seul), the Washington DC Opera with titles such as the Elisir d’Amore, il Barbiere di Siviglia, Carmen, Lucia di Lammermoor, Il Trittico, Madama Buterfly, Il Trovatore, Turandot, Tosca, The Turn of the Screw, and other operas.
He has recorded several record projects based on the work of contemporary composers for Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, TV3-Catalunya Música and Columna Música.
Within his recent activity we can highlight the programmes with the Symphony Orchestra of Frankfurt-Oder (BSOF-Germany), BOS (Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao), OFM (Orquesta Filharmónica de Málaga), OCG (Orquesta Ciudad de Granada), ORTVE and Chamber Orchestra of Geneva (Switzerland).