IV SEASON 2018-2019

Auditions for the fourth season 18/19, with at least six different symphonic programs, as well as concerts in the Auditorium of Barcelona, ​​Palau de la Música Catalana among others, and also  the first Tour of the JOSB next October.


  • Students of all nationalities can apply to take part in the JOSB.
  • Students must be aged from 16.
  • Students must study  upper intermediate or advanced level  of  instrument


Applicants must complete and submit the application formonline including:

  • Personal details
  • Brief CV specifying level and qualifications*
  • Excerpt to be interpreted when auditioning


Auditions will be held  in La Sedeta, C/ Sicília 321, Barcelona   view mapa

After submitting the online application form, applicants will be sent an email with their scheduled audition date and time. On audition day they must present:

  • Copy of Census certificate and certificate of residence or DNI.
  • Copy of audition excerpt of your own choosing

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of level, musicianship, tone quality, intonation, rhythmic accuracy and expressiveness, according to applicants’ age. Auditions will consist of two parts. In the first part applicants will be asked to interpret their chosen audition excerpt (concert, sonata, etc.) and it will last a maximum of 10 minutes.In the second part applicants will be asked to sight read.Those participants  to perform their audition without piano accompaniment.


Within a week after auditions are finished, applicants will be notified of their application results via email. Successful applicants (including those aged 26) will be granted a two-year position in the JOSB.

Membership requires a six-monthly fee of 250 € every year.(July-January)

The Trombone, the Tuba and the Percussion have a reduced half-yearly rate in JOSB).

Unsuccessful candidates may be contacted for future openings and they will be included in the instrumental bag of the Orchestra.


JUNE 2018, days 15th, 16th and 17th.


May 2018

May 2018

Continue the III Season of the Barcelona Youth Symphony Orchestra -JOSB with two concerts coducted by Carlos Checa and the Soloist Jesús Victorio ,trombone.


Overture Rosamunda, Op. 26 of Franz Schubert,
Concert for trombone and orchestra , op.4 of Ferdinand David
“Nutcracker” Suite Op 71to of P.Tchaikovsky.


Sunday 6th of May , at 18.30 p.m Centre Civic “La Sedeta”.
Monday 7th, at 20 p.m to the Paranimf of the University of Barcelona.

Íñigo Pírfano conduct’s the  JOSB

Íñigo Pírfano conduct’s the JOSB

Íñigo Pírfano conduct’s a wonderfull Beethoven program that includes the Egmont Overture and the Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68, “Pastoral”.

The concert is at the  Paraninfo of the University of Barcelona, on Monday, March 19 at 8:00 p.m. (free entrance).

We wait for you!



The Funeral March in memory of Rikard Nordraak of E. Grieg and the Symphony No. 3 Op.35 by  L.V. Beethoven known as the “Eroica” are the masterpieces of the upcoming challenge of the Jove Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona, which will feature in this program with the musical direction of the conductor Carlos Checa and will offer two free concerts on February 4th  and 5th thanks to the support of the Barcelona City Council, La Sedeta, Mercedes Autobeltrán, Clinica Sanza, Gratacós, and Barcelona Ciudad de Música.


February 4th  concert at the La Sedeta, at 12.30 pm, and Monday 5th, at 8 pm, at the Paranimfo of the University of Barcelona.


Brahms &Mendelssohn

Brahms &Mendelssohn

El Mestre Salvador Brotons, director titular de la Vancouver Symphony Orchestra i la Banda Municipal de Barcelona, torna a  dirigir la Jove Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona amb un programa molt atractiu, on es podrà escoltar l’obertura del Festival Acadèmic de J.Brahms i la Quinta Simfonia ” Reforma” de F.Mendelssohn.

El concert és el pròxim diumenge  3 de desembre a l’AET ( Auditori Eduard Toldrà ) del CMMB a  les 19h. C/ Bruc 112, de Barcelona.

El concert  és gratuït, amb entrada lliure fins a completar aforament.


From the New World Symphony

From the New World Symphony

The first program of the III Season of the Barcelona Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Carlos Checa,  will include works such us “Empúries”  Sardana by E.Toldrà, a selection of the Suite “The Lake of the Swans” by P. Tchaikovsky and the  9th Symphony “Of the New World” by A. Dvořák.

The Concerts will be on Sunday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the La Sedeta Civic Center, on Monday 2, at 8:00 p.m. at the UB Paranimf  and on Thursday, October 5 at 9:00 p.m. at the Palau de la Música Catalana, at an extraordinary concert organized by the AFAB  that also supposes the debut of the JOSB in this emblematic concert hall.Tickets from 5€  that can be acquired in the box office of the Palau or by means of this link

We hope to see you soon!

III Season 2017-2018.     Jove Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona

III Season 2017-2018. Jove Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona

The JOSB  returns to the  Palau de la Música and Auditori of Barcelona in the Fourth Season.

The JOSB returns to the Palau de la Música and Auditori of Barcelona in the Fourth Season.

Thanks to the great debut of the JOSB at the Palau de la Música on October 5, 2017, the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Barcelona has been invited again for the acts of the 31st Anniversary of the AFAB and will offer a concert at the Palau de la Música Catalana on Sunday 21th, October 2018. On the other hand,The  JOSB will return to the Auditorium of Barcelona in this IV season with concerts on Sunday, February 3 and Monday, May 13.

We await for you!

Salvador Brotons, guest conductor 2017/2018

Salvador Brotons, guest conductor 2017/2018

He was born in Barcelona in a family of musicians. He studied flute with his father and studied music at the Conservatory of Music in Barcelona where he obtained the upper degrees in flute, composition and orchestra direction. In 1985 he won a Fullbright scholarship and went to the USA where he obtained a doctorate in music from Florida State University

Salvador Brotons has been the titular director of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Balearic Islands “Ciutat de Palma” (1997-2001, 2009-2013) and the Orquesta Sinfónica del Vallés (1997-2002). Also in the US, he has been the titular director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (Washington state) since 1991 and has received the “Arts Council” award from Clark County and the city of Vancouver and the Kiwanis Rose Award ( 2005). At the moment he is also the titular director of the Municipal Band of Barcelona.

He has directed important international orchestras in countries such as USA, Israel, France, Germany, China, Poland, South Korea, Mexico, Uruguay, Colombia … and the most prestigious orchestras in Spain.

. As a composer he has written more than 140 mostly orchestral and chamber works, and has won important composition awards, among them the “National Orchestra of Spain Award” (1977), for his Four Pieces for Strings, the “Jove d ‘ Or “(1980), the” Ciutat Barcelona Award “(1983 for his First Symphony, and 1986 for Absències for narrator and orchestra),” Southeastern

Composers League Award “for his Sinfonietta da Camera (1986)” The Madison University Flute Choir Composition Award “(1987) for his Flute Suite and the” Queen Sofia Composition Award (1991) for his work Virtus for orchestra. He has also received numerous composition assignments.

Many of his works have been edited and recorded on several CDs both in Europe and the United States by record companies such as Naxos, EMI, Auvidis, Naxos, Albany Records, Claves, Harmonia Mundi, RNE, etc.

At the moment it compagina an intense agenda like conductor of the orchestra with the composition of a good number of orders of works of diverse sorts. Since 2001 he has been professor of Composition and Conduct of the Orchestra of the Catalan School of Music (ESMUC).