The Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla was founded in 1995 by Barry Sargent and Ventura Rico and has become one of the foremost Spanish ensembles specializing in performance of early music in period style, proof of which has been the response of the audience and specialist critics alike.
Amongst the conductors that have worked with the OBS are Gustav Leonhardt, Christophe Coin, Sigiswald Kuijken, Monica Huggett, Jordi Savall, Christophe Rousset, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Harry Christophers, Andreas Spering, Diego Fasolis and Enrico Onofri. Pedro Gandía Martín has been Artistic Director of the Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla since 2001.
The Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla has recieved several important recognitions and awards, including the “Premio Manuel de Falla”, “Sevillanos en la Onda”, “Premio FestClásica 2011″ and the “Premio Nacional de Música 2011″, the most important prize awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture.
After recording for labels such as Lindoro, Almaviva and Harmonia Mundi, the Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla created its own label, “OBS-Prometeo”. The latest recordings on this label are Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Symphonies with violoncello obbligato” with Christophe Coin and Pedro Rabassa’s “Et in terra pax”, directed by Enrico Onofri.