Esteban Batallán was born in Barro (Pontevedra) Spain in 1983. He began his musical studies at the age of seven at the School of Music in his hometown. He continued his studies at the Conservatories of Music in Pontevedra and Vigo under the supervision of Maestro Javier Viceiro.
In 2000, he was selected to be a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Spain (JONDE), where he remained until 2003. In 2002 he won the audition for Principal Trumpet in the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, a position he held until September 2018. In 2018, he won the principal trumpet position in Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and in 2019, Riccardo Muti appointed Esteban Batallán Principal Trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Batallán is the winner of several national and international competitions. In 2006, he was awarded the Fourth Prize at the International Competition Ville de Paris Maurice André. Batallán has performed as principal trumpet with many orchestras in Spain and internationally, including the Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala, English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Gstaad Festival Orchestra, among others.
As a soloist he has played with Ensemble Orchestral of Paris, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orchestra of Radio Spanish Television, Gstaad Festival Orchestra, Orchestra of Cordoba, among others. During this time he has worked under the direction of such great conductors as Riccardo Muti, Jaap van Zweden, Riccardo Chailly, Zubin Mehta, Bernard Haitink, Daniele Gatti, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Alan Gilbert, among others. Since January 2020 Batallán has been a member of the Trumpet Faculty of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
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