Francesc Cassú - Francesc Cassú - Artistic director of the SCCC
Francesc Cassú (Girona, 25 October 1965) received his early musical training from his father, Josep Cassú, and from Josep Viader, who claims that Cassú was his best pupil. He continued at the Girona Music Conservatory, and completed his musical studies at the Liceu Music Conservatory. He has been conducting La Principal de la Bisbal cobla band since 1992, when he took up the baton at the age of just 26 years of age.
He has also conducted the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès, the Orfeó Català, the Polifònica de Puig-Reig, the Orquestra Filharmònica de Catalunya and the Orquestra de Cambra de l’Empordà, as well as the major cobla bands in Catalonia. Since year 2008 he’s been the conductor of The Simfònica de Cobla i Corda de Catalunya.
Cassú's outstanding symphony production has been played by the best orchestras in the country, and he has received many major awards throughout his his musical career. He is Head of Department and teaches harmony and musical theory at the Conservatori de Música de Girona (Girona Music Conservatory). He is also head of Girona Music Conservatory Cobla School.