Trombonist Francisco Olmedo Molina, of Spanish origin, has been a member of the “Delirium Edition: organisation for tomorrow’s art” since 2018.

Together with the Delirium Ensemble, Francisco has premiered numerous works by various composers including Caspar Johannes Walter (Black Rotation I, Black Rotation II, Four Hidings, Chord Images), Demetre Gamsachurdia (Vikarë – musical theater), Johannes Kreidler (>Music-19<), Oliver Rutz (Dedicated to the conductor), Lina Posėčnaitė (I am not here), Raphaël Belfiore (Means with the sound from their own ends), Chanhee Lim (segment and eternity), Anda Kryeziu (Fumes), Zaneta Rydzewska (no-body).

Francisco was also a member of the “Labor Beethoven 2020” of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, a 3-year project in which works by composers from Basel, Thessaloniki and Tel Aviv were premiered in the context of Beethoven’s 250th birthday. Among the many works presented were: while bent (for two Paetzold flutes, two violas, trombone and harp) by Faidra Chafta-Douka; Vertical Mirror (for harp, electric guitar, accordion and trombone with tape on cubic loudspeakers) by Eleni Ralli; Trio (for violin, Harp and trombone) by Ari Rabenu; Deactivated Soul I (for accordion, trombone and tape) by Manolis Ekmektsoglou; and I have never,  (for violin, harp and trombone) by Thanos Sakellaridis.

In 2017 and 2019 Francisco was a guest at the Lucerne Festival. There he performed works by prominent composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, together with the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra and the alumni of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra Academy under the direction of conductors such as Heinz Holliger, Matthias Pintscher, George Benjamin and Riccardo Chailly. Some of these works are: Spiegel I-VII for large orchestra by Friedrich Cerha, in the first complete performance of the entire work; Concerto for Piano and Ensemble by György Ligeti; Utopia III by Thomas Kessler; Palimpsests by George Benjamin; and, Glut by Dieter Ammann. In 2019 he was also awarded the Fritz Gerber Award of the Lucerne Festival Academy.

As an orchestral musician he has played with orchestras such as the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Orchester Musikkollegium Winterthur, the Philharmonia Zurich and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid. He also performs professionally on other instruments: From 2014 to 2018 he was engaged every year as bass trumpeter for orchestra of the Tiroler Festspiele Erl, with which he played the famous Wagner’s tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen.

He has also performed numerous chamber music works. Among the most significant ones are Discours II (for five trombones) by Vinko Globokar, as part of the Globokar Symposium at the Zurich University of the Arts; Quattro (for two trumpets and two trombones) by Sofia Gubaidulina; and, Quadrat (for two trumpets and two trombones with virtual conductor) by Philippe Kocher.

His interest in historical music practice led him to become a member of the Theresia Youth Baroque Orchestra in 2016. He performs regularly on historical instruments with various early music ensembles.

Francisco studied at the Zurich University of the Arts with David Bruchez, at the Basel University of Music with Mike Svoboda and at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid by Elies Hernandis. He has taught at various music schools in Switzerland and at severals conservatories in Spain.