Isaac Alonso de Molina

Harpsichordist and conductor.


Isaac Alonso de Molina prepared for his now starting career as a conductor with a wide ranging classical music training (graduating from the Conservatory of Valencia in four major subjects: piano, cello, chamber music and music theory), and hereafter combined a professional career (as keyboard player in the Orchestra of Valencia and teaching improvisation at the Conservatory of the same city) with private studies of composition and conducting, also attending diverse courses and seminars on musicology, music theory and historical performance practice.

After developing a strong interest towards Early Music and historically informed performance he moved to The Netherlands to study at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, where he further graduated in harpsichord with Jacques Ogg. At the same time he undertook an independent task of comprehensive historical research and documentation, on which he bases his perspective on musical praxis. He was awarded the degree of Master of Music, specializing in historical conducting techniques under the guidance of teachers like Peter van Heyghen, Fabio Bonizzoni and Ton Koopman, and as a fellow of the Graduate Program of Fundación CajaMadrid. Presently he teaches Renaissance Music Theory and Performance Practice at the Royal Conservatory.

He has been directly influenced by such different musicians as Miguel Ángel Gómez – Martínez (conductor), Joel Lester (president of the Society for Music Theory), Jacques Ogg (harpsichordist), Peter van Heyghen (Early Music specialist) or Marcel Pérès (director of Ensemble Organum).

In the last years he has performed from plainchant to XIXth century symphonic music, including Medieval and Renaissance polyphony, instrumental music, concerted sacred music, keyboard solo music, chamber repertory, Baroque opera, etc. always with an unconditional approach to the sources as starting point. He has taken part in festivals in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany and The Netherlands. He’s founder and director of the ensemble La Academia de los Nocturnos, with which he performs Renaissance and Baroque music, and has recently founded The Eroica Project, orchestra with which he performs L.V. Beethoven’s symphonic repertory on period instruments.