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After receiving his Diploma with honours in classical guitar from the “A. Corelli” Messina Conservatory and having studied composition at the International Piano Academy “Incontri col maestro” of Imola, Marco began studying conducting with Donato Renzetti in “Accademia Musicale Pescarese”, where he received his diploma after three years. In August 2015 he entered the conducting class at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, studying with Ole Kristian Ruud and Sigmund Torp.
His experience was enhanced by masterclasses with D. Gatti, V. Jurowski, V. Petrenko, B. Weil, J. Schlaefli, A. Vedernikov, C. Ehwald, A. Almila, M. Stringer and by conducting orchestras such as the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Kammerakademi, Copenhaghen Philarmonic, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Ålborg Symhony Orchestra, Sønderjyllands Symphony Orchestra, Danish Sinfonietta, I Pomeriggi Musicali, Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, Filarmonica Gioachino Rossini, Belarusian State Chamber Orchestra.
Since 2012, Marco has also been working as a freelancer arranger/orchestrator. Of note is his work for the Bron Chamber Orchestra. His orchestrations have been performed at concert halls such as the Berliner Philarmonic, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Tonhalle Zürich, together with “Interlaken Classics” festival and concerts organized by the Zakhar Bron Foundation and played by internationally acclaimed musicians such as Maxim Vengerov, Daniel Hope and Zakhar Bron. With Zakhar Bron as a soloist, three of his orchestrations have been included in the Bron Chamber CD “Impressions”.
Marco worked as an assistent conductor for the Opéra National de Montpellier in Verdi’s Falstaff assisting Michael Schønwandt, for the Academy of Opera of Oslo in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and for the Royal Opera Academy of Copenhagen, assisting Michael Boder and Giancarlo Andretta. He has been granted the Conducting Fellowship offered by “Cortona Sessions for New Music”, conducting two world première pieces, together with compositions by Donatoni and Boulez. He has been supported by “Fondation Idella” and “Margrethe Axel Fond”. Marco was one of the candidates of the mentoring program “Dirigentforum 2018-2020”.
He presently studies at the Advanced Postgraduate in Orchestral Conducting at the Royal Danish Academy of Music under the guidance of Giordano Bellincampi and Michael Schønwandt.
ANDREW CRUST is the Associate Conductor of the Vancouver Symphony where he conducts the VSO in Subscription, Film, Pops, Education and other series each season. In the challenging 20/21 season Andrew filmed and recorded dozens of programs released on the VSO’s innovative platform theconcerthall.ca. He is also the Music Director of the Lima Symphony Orchestra in Ohio where he has collaborated with recent guest artists such as Amit Peled, Katherine Jolly and Awadagin Pratt.
Recent or upcoming engagements include concerts with the symphony orchestras of Vermont, Arkansas, Rockford and Bozeman as Music Director finalist, and San Diego, Hartford, Winnipeg and others as guest conductor.
International performances include l’Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, the Hamburger Symphoniker, the Moravian Philharmonic, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile and others. In 2018 Andrew was awarded first prize at the Accademia Chigiana by Daniele Gatti, was selected by the Ansbacher Fellowship and members of the Vienna Philharmonic for a residency at the Salzburg Festival and was a semi-finalist for the internationally renowned Salzburg/Nestlé Young Conductors award in Austria. In 2020 Andrew was awarded a Solti Foundation US Career Assistance Award.
Previously Assistant Conductor of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Crust conducted over thirty-five performances each season and led the Memphis Youth Symphony Program. As an arranger, Andrew has orchestrated dozens of works, and is currently working on a collaboration with Schirmer to orchestrate art songs of Florence Price.
Andrew has also served as Assistant Conductor of the Portland Symphony, Cover Conductor of the Kansas City Symphony and Nashville Symphony, Assistant Conductor of the Boulder Philharmonic, and Assistant Conductor of Opera McGill. In 2017-18 Mr. Crust served as Assistant Conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of the USA with Michael Tilson-Thomas, Marin Alsop and Giancarlo Guerrero, and accompanied the orchestra on a tour of Asia.
Andrew is equally at ease in the pit, having conducted ballet with Ballet Memphis and the New Ballet Ensemble, and opera with Opera McGill, College Light Opera Company, Boulder Opera Company, and others. As a Pops conductor, Andrew has collaborated with such artists as Rufus Wainwright, Michael Bolton, the United States Jazz Ambassadors and many others.
He began his musical studies at the age of 6 with his father and Roberto Hurtado, and later, with the horn under the tutelage of Pau Moltó.
He entered the Professional Conservatory of Music in Valencia studying with Professor Carmelo Romaguera and in the Superior Conservatory of Castellón with Joan Batista.
He later he moves to Cesena (Italy) where he finished his studies with Luca Benucci in 2012.
He was the soloist horn of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the University of Valencia, Cristóbal Soler being the principal conductor.
He has worked in the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta de la Comunitat Valenciana, Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid and in the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, resident orchestra of the Florence Opera House (Italy) with Zubin Mehta as chief conductor.
In the field of orchestra conducting, he began his studies with maestro José María Cervera Collado and Pascual Balaguer, participating in masterclasses with Manuel Hernández, Enrique García Asensio, Hilari García, José Rafael Pascual Vilaplana, Francisco Melero, Cristóbal Soler, Robert Forés among others.
He has been conductor assistant of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the University of Valencia, being Hilari García its principal conductor, and also of the Orchestra of the Valencian Community with the teachers Andrés Salado and Alpesh Chauhan.
He was the winner in 2016 of the “Ciudad de Requena” orchestral conducting contest, and in 2017 and 2018, the winner of the orchestral conducting contest organized by the “Santa Cecilia” Musical Society of Cullera.
In 2019 he won the programme for young conductors organized by the Palau de la Música de València, being conductor assistant of the Valencia Orchestra.
He is currently the main director of the Unió Musical Centre Històric de València.
The spanish conductor Albert Gonzálvez Cardós currently resides in Vienna, where he is studying a postgraduate in orchestral conducting at the University of Wien with maestros Johannes Wildner and Simeon Pironkoff. He is also conductor of the ‘Harmonie 1865 Chor’ in Wien. He studied at the Universität Mozarteum, orchestra, choir and band conducting with Jorge Rotter, Karl Kamper and Martin Fuchsberger. Previously he studied piano and orchestral conducting at the Joaquín Rodrigo Conservatory of Valencia, where he was born, with the highest qualification, obtaining the special price cum laude in conducting.
His interpretative concerns lead him to address all kinds of repertoire, from operatic to contemporary, as well like that of the classical orchestral and choral tradition. He has made several specialized courses in orchestral conducting, such as organized by the Mozarteum Sommer Akkademie of Salzburg, by Fundación Eutherpe with the Young Leonese Orchestra, in those organized by the Musik Hochschule of Weimar…
He has been guest conductor of the Opern im Berg festival in Salzburg, leading the annual production of Die Zauberflöte. In this city, Gonzálvez collaborates in the production of La Clemenza di Tito of the Salzburg Festival in July and August in 2017, with maestro Teodor Currentzis and Peter Sellars. He repeats this experience in 2018 in the production of L’italiana in Alger with maestro Jean François Spinose and Cecilia Bartoli. He has also conducted the orchestra of Valencia at the summer festival ‘Serenates al Claustre’. Recently he has been invited to conduct the Bad Reichenhall Philarmonie in Germany, ProArte Orchestra in Vienna and the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra.
He was assistant conductor of the Jove Orquestra de la Generalitat, working with the conductor Manuel Galduf. In April 2016 he collaborates as assistant conductor with the Grup Mixtour at the premiere in Spain of the work in vain of G.F.Haas, under the direction of Pablo Rus Broseta. As well, Gonzálvez also collaborates with the composer Thomas Larcher at the Mozarteum University, of which directs his work Still, for viola soloist and string orchestra. He is a founding member and artistic director of the Ensemble Palau, group of young musicians interested in deepening the chamber music repertoire ensemble, which tackles different aesthetics and styles, from the Baroque to the 21st century.
Ke-Yuan Hsin was recently admitted to the University of Texas at Austin, where he will pursue his doctoral degree in orchestral conducting. Ke Yuan was born in Taiwan. He completed his Bachelor of Music degree at the Soochow University and received the Conducting Certificate at the National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan Academy.
Ke-Yuan is the semi-finalist in the 17th Khachaturian International Conducting Competition. He is also the winner of the Gino R. Narboni Endowed Presidential Scholarship and Vincent R. DiNino Endowed Scholarship, awarded by the University of Texas at Austin. Ke-Yuan has participated in several international conducting masterclasses. He studied with Carl St. Clair, Larry Rachleff, Donald Schleicher, Rodney Winther, Yan Huichang, Apo Hsu, Annie Chung, and Tsung Yeh. Recently, he was invited to participate in the 11th International Conducting Competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest in Romania and the 2nd Augsburg International Conducting Competition in Germany, and the 1st edition of Lliria City of Music Conducting Competition.
Ke-Yuan Hsin has served as the Assistant Conductor of the Soochow University orchestra and the Pingtung Symphonic Band in Taiwan. In 2015, he founded the Soochow Creative Orchestra in Taipei and served as its Music Director until 2018. Currently, Ke-Yuan earned his Master of Music degree at the University of Texas at Austin, and he will continue studying with Professor Farkhad Khudyev. He also serves as a Music Director of the University of Texas University Orchestra and an Assistant Conductor of the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra in Austin, Texas.
Lisa Hummel, born in 1992 in Laupheim, recieved her first organ lessons at the age of seven. She studied school music, church music, conducting and organ in Freiburg an Leipzig. Among her teachers are Martin Schmeding, Thomas Lennartz and Matthias Foremny.
After having won several prizes at the German national youth competition (“Jugend musiziert”), she was prizewinner at the ION Nürnberg, Bach-prize Wiesbaden, Pipeworks Organ Competition Dublin, Braudo Organ Competition St. Petersburg and International Organ Competition Korschenbroich. In 2015, she won the ACV Choral Conducting Competition in Rottenburg. She is recipient of the Cusanuswerk scholarship and the 2020 scholarship of the Märkische Kulturkonferenz.
Lisa has given recitals and concerts throughout Germany. Among these, she has performed in the Frauenkirche Dresden, Philharmonie Essen, Cathedrals of Essen and Freiburg, St. Lorenz Nürnberg, St. Petri Hamburg, St. Marien Lübeck as well as in France, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, Slovakia and Russia.
She attended masterclasses with Hans Fagius, Henry Fairs, Janette Fishell, Matthias Maierhofer, Ben van Oosten, Daniel Roth und Msaaki Suzuki.
From 2014 to 2017, she worked as a church musician in St. Ulrich (Black Forest). During this time, she also conducted the choir of Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg. Between 2018 and 2020, she was artistic director of ensemble avelarte e.V. and musical assistant of the Leipzig Academic Orchestra. She is conducter and artistic director of the Bundesjugendzupforchester e.V., which was founded in 2019. Since 2020 she is church musician based in Rottweil.
Based in Florida, Aaron King Vaughn is the assistant conductor of Sinfonia Gulf Coast and Music Director for the Sinfonia Youth Orchestras. Notably, Vaughn is also completing his second year as a Chicago Sinfonietta Project Inclusion Freeman Conducting Fellow. Vaughn is a passionate advocate for underrepresented composers, community building, and music education. Over the past year Vaughn has participated in many virtual lectures and masterclasses with Mei-Ann Chen, Marin Alsop, Teddy Abrams, Joann Fallata, Glenn Dictorow, Alex Kerr, and many more. In the summer of 2018 Vaughn was the Conductor for the Summer Sinfonietta Orchestra where he led a series of concerts with innovative programming and educational components.
He has been invited to the PRISMA Conducting Fellowship, the International Institute for Conductors, and was an assistant conductor finalist for the National Repertory Orchestra. Vaughn gained extensive experience working with collegiate orchestras while earning his Masters in Orchestral Conducting (2017 – 2019) at The Florida State University College of Music, under the direction of Alexander Jiménez. Working with Youth Orchestras has been a monumental part of Vaughn’s development as he has worked with Tallahassee Youth Orchestras, Sarasota Youth Orchestras, and Sinfonia Youth Orchestras.
Vaughn is also an experienced teacher and held the position of Orchestra Director at Manatee High School from 2015 – 2017. As an active violinist Vaughn has played principal positions with Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Bradenton Symphony Orchestra, Panama City Symphony Orchestra, and Sinfonia Gulf Coast. Some of his hobbies include traveling, reading, and playing chess.
Born in Manises (Valencia) in 1988, he obtained the degree title specializing in violin at the Professional Conservatory of Music of Valencia with professors Juan José Aguado and Encarna Beltrán. He later moved to Madrid to obtain a Higher Degree in Orchestra and Choir Conducting at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid with professors Mercedes Padilla, Pascual Osa and Jesús Amigo, among others. In December 2015 he obtained the End of Degree Honour Award at said Conservatory. In 2019 he obtained the University Master’s Degree in Music Didactics at the Jaume I University of Castellón.
He has taken courses and masterclasses in musical direction with the teachers Enrique García Asensio, José Rafael-Pascual Vilaplana, Pablo Sánchez Torrella, Alex Schilling, Mercedes Padilla, Achim Holub, Lior Shambadal and Michalis Economou, conducting orchestras such as the London Classical Soloist Orchestra or the Athens Philharmonia Orchestra.
From 2016 to 2018 he was conductor assistant of the Jove Orquestra de la Generalitat Valenciana. He has performed alongside soloists such as the pianist Fernando Tortajada, the cellist Rafal Jezierski, the mezzo-soprano Adriana Mayer, the tenor Jesús Álvarez or the soprano Elisa Belmonte.
As head conductor, he has been in charge of different formations, bands and orchestras, among which the Enbel’s Symphony Orchestra stands out, with which he develops symphonic programs from different periods, premieres for COSICOVA (Association of Valencian Symphonic Composers) and collaborations with different charitable associations. and for various purposes, such as AECC (Spanish Association Against Cancer), NGO “La otro orilla” and AVAPACE (Valencian Association for Cerebral Palsy Aid).
He is currently a professor at the Benifaió Musical Studies Centre and at the Ateneo Musical del Puerto de València Authorized Centre and conductor of the Band of the Artistic Musical Society of Benifaió.
Praised for “his talent and great theatrical ins2ncts”, Davide Levi is a young conductor with signiﬁcant experience at interna2onal level. Since gradua2ng from the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan, Davide has worked with some of the ﬁnest orchestras and opera companies in Europe, including Oper Leipzig, Garsington Opera, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Opera North, Opera de Tenerife, English Touring Opera, I Pomeriggi Musicali, the Hebrides Ensemble, the BriOen-Pears Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese. Feeling at ease both in the orchestra pit and on the concert plaSorm, Davide has a wide knowledge of both symphonic and opera2c repertoire.
In March 2021, Davide made his debut at the Opera de Tenerife conduc2ng Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto, a produc2on he will also conduct at the Teatro Regio di Parma and the Teatro Massimo di Palermo in the 2022/2023 season. He also made his debut with the Malmö Opera Orchestra, where he will be returning next season. Davide is the current Sir Charles Mackerras Junior Fellow in Conduc2ng, a posi2on that led him to conduct several projects including collabora2ons with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Welsh Na2onal Opera.
Despite the circumstances, 2020 saw successful concerts in London featuring Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, Schumann’s Manfred Overture and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. He prepared the Orchestra of Teatro Regio di Torino for the Cantelli Interna2onal Compe22on, assisted Pablo Heras Casado in Madrid, conduc2ng the orchestra of the Escuela Superior Reina Soﬁa in a concert featuring Beethoven’s Fi<h Symphony and Triple Concerto, and Giuseppe Finzi at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari on a produc2on of The Merry Widow.
Projects that had to be postponed or were cancelled due to the pandemic include assis2ng Ivan Fischer on his tour with Patricia Kopatchinskaja and the Budapest Fes2val Orchestra and assis2ng Tobias Ringborg on a produc2on of Verdi’s Un Giorno di Regno at Garsington.
Fluent in ﬁve languages, opera has become his natural habitat; recent highlights include performances of Cavalleria RusEcana, La Traviata, Cosi fan tuGe, Carmen and La Cambiale di Matrimonio. He assisted GMD Ulf Schirmer on Oper Leipzig’s highly acclaimed produc2on of La Fanciulla del West and the en2re Ring Cycle in 2018/19, for which he was called back in the following season.
Passionate about working with young musicians and bringing music to communi2es, Davide has conducted workshops for emerging composers with the Orchestra of Opera North and the Hebrides Ensemble.
EDMON LEVON (Sofia, 1988) is a conductor from Granada trained at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, the Amsterdam Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Among the orchestras he has conducted are the RTVE Orchestra, Orquesta de Extremadura, Orquesta de Córdoba and Orquesta Ciudad de Granada (orchestra with which he has also performed as violin soloist on three occasions) and, abroad, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Gstaad Menuhin Festival Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Dutch Philharmonic, South Holland Philharmonic, The Hague Resident Orchestra, Jena Philharmonic, Hamburg Symphony and Moscow Philharmonic.
In October 2020 he conducted the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra becoming one of the 5 semi-finalists out of 437 young conductors in the 9th “Sir Georg Solti” International Conducting Competition. He has also been a semi-finalist in the 2nd “Antal Doráti” Competition with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra.
Edmon has been conductor assistant to Pablo González, Juanjo Mena, Antony Hermus, John Storgårds and Jac van Steen with the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Berlin Radio Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Orchestra, Radio Orchestra of Finland and Prague Symphony. He has also participated in master classes with teachers David Zinman, Daniele Gatti, Juanjo Mena, Manfred Honeck, Ivor Bolton and Sir Mark Elder.
Piero Lombardi estudió violín con el Prof. Rissin y dirección con el Prof. Schlaefli en la Universidad de las Artes de Zúrich. En 2013 ganó las audiciones para el prestigioso programa “Junior Fellow in Conducting” en el Royal Northern College of Music de Manchester, donde trabajó en clases magistrales y como asistente de dirección con Sir Mark Elder y Juanjo Mena y dirigió orquestas como la FILARMÓNICA DE LA BBC, la Orquesta Hallé y la Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. En 2019 terminó sus estudios de Konzertexamen en la Universidad de Música Franz Liszt Weimar con el Prof. Pasquet.
Desde 2017 es director titular en la Akademische Orchestervereinigung Göttingen y desde 2019 en la Orquesta de la Universidad de Berna y la Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de la Escuela de Música de Tubinga.
Ha participado en clases magistrales internacionales con Bernard Haitink (Lucerna Festival 2017), Riccardo Muti (Italian Opera Academy 2015), Jaap van Zweden (Gstaad Conducting Academy 2017) y Daniele Gatti (Accademia Chigiana 2018, donde ganó el premio al mejor alumno de dirección).
Desde 2012 colabora con la Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Real Filharmonía de Galicia, Orquesta Nacional de España, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Berner Symfonieorchester y Orquestra Sinfônica Municipal de São Paulo. También ha dirigido un número importante de producciones de ópera como Il Viaggio a Reims, Die lustige Witwe, Falstaff y Die Fledermaus.
El director de orquesta y pianista francés de 26 años Clément Lonca es un recién graduado de la maestría en dirección orquestal de HEM Genève, donde estudió con el prof. Laurent Gay, y participó en clases magistrales y talleres con directores como O. Elts, J. Salemkour, J. Lai, P. Trinca, D. Hindoyan y J.-P. Saraste. Los compromisos de Clément en 2020/21 incluyen la realización de un concierto con la Orchestre des Pays de Savoie y el trabajo como asistente de T. Engel (Castillo de Barba Azul, Bartók) y L. Koenigs (Arianeet Barbe-Bleue, Dukas) en la Ópera Nacional de Lyon. Fue asistente del Dr. Pierlot en el Théâtre du Châtelet (Johannes-Passion, Bach) y G. Bourgogne, dirigiendo conjuntos de música contemporánea (Cairn, Court-Circuit y 2e2m). En 2019/20, fue segundo director asistente de B. Kontarsky en la Ópera de Lyon (Irrelohe, Schreker) y asistente de T. Engel en el Grand Théâtre de Genève (Einstein en la playa, Glass). Clément también ha trabajado junto a P. Bleuse en el Festival “Ouverture-Opéra” en Sion (La Belle Hélène, Offenbach), y ha dirigido la Orchestre de la Suisse Romande para promover la “Cité de la Musiqué” en Ginebra. En el verano de 2021, comienza su beca de dirección en la Academia de Dirección Gstaad del Festival Menuhin, trabajando con J. Schlaefli y J. van Zweden. La próxima temporada, pasa a asistir a D. Rustioni en Lyon (Rigoletto, Verdi), mientras dirige conciertos educativos con un conjunto profesional francés. Clément ha recibido ofertas de becas para continuar sus estudios de dirección en la Universidad McGill en 2021 como estudiante de Dirección Musical, y para asistir al Bayreuther Festspiele 2022. Además de dirigir, Clément tiene un Máster en Derecho Europeo y Economía y ha trabajado durante dos temporadas como asistente de producción en el Festival “Chorégies d’Orange”.
He was born in the city of Buenos Aires. He began his conducting studies with Maestro Ricardo Barrera at the Instituto Municipal de Música de Avellaneda (I.M.M.A.) and piano studies with Professor Juana González. At present he is finishing his degree in Orchestral Conducting at the Universidad Nacional de las Artes (U.N.A.) under the professorship of Maestro Mario Benzecry. Mario Benzecry.
She is Assistant Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil Nacional José de San Martín with which she has conducted in the cycle of concerts at noon of the Mozarteum and in the main halls of the country such as the Auditorio Nacional and Sala Argentina of the CCK, Facultad de Derecho, Auditorio Juan Victoria in San Juan and in the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo (National Museum of Decorative Art).
She has conducted the Orquesta Sinfónica del Neuquén and the Orquesta Académica del Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón, in that theater.
She participated as an active student in the “Berlin International Masterclass” in Germany with Maestro Colin Metters (England). She has also attended seminars with Maestros Carlos Vieu, Enrique Arturo Diemecke, Facundo Agudín and Hernán Schvartzman.-
Liubov Nosova (1993*) comienza su viaje musical a la edad de 4 años. Estudia como pianista y más tarde como organista en la Universidad y Conservatorio de Rimsky-Korsakov en San Petersburgo. A los 9 años toca su primer concierto con orquesta y a los 18 dirige por primera vez la gran orquesta sinfónica.
Desde 2015 vive en Italia, Francia y Suiza, donde estudia y da recitales. Como organista gana muchos concursos internacionales. A partir de 2017 comienza a participar en cursos de dirección como pianista y directora de orquesta. Visita cursos internacionales de dirección de orquesta en República Checa, Bulgaria, España y Rusia con Rodolfo Fischer, Johannes Schlaefli, James Lowe, Alim Schach, Vladimir Fedoseev y otros. Desde 2018 realiza Estudios CAS (Certificado de Estudios Avanzados) en Zúrich con Iwan Wasilevsky. Desde 2019 estudia Maestría en la Universidad de Artes de Berlín (UdK) con Steven Sloane y Harry Curtis y en el Conservatorio de San Petersburgo con A. Titov.
En marzo de 2021 prepara y dirige con estudiantes de ópera del Conservatorio de San Petersburgo de G. Puccini “La Bohème”. Durante sus estudios dirige orquestas como Bochum Symphoniker, Berliner Symphoniker, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, Brandenburger Symphoniker, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Pazardjik Symphony Orchestra, Sankt-Petersburg Conservatory Orchestra, Rostov-on Done Academic Symphony Orchestra, Academic Symphony Orchestra in Sofia, Philharmonic Orchestra in Rousse und other Ensembles und Amateur Orchestras. A partir de 2021 Liubov Nosova consigue una beca de Dirigentenforum de Deutschen Musikrats.
Thanks to his demanding training as a conductor, early experience on the podium and his social commitment, Santiago was elected, at the age of 23, Artistic Director and Orchestra Conductor of El Sistema Cyprus, a social and musical program that is revolutionizing the Cypriot island, inspired by El Sistema de Orquestas y Coros de Venezuela.
The Colombian press highlighted his participation in 2014, in the National Conducting Workshop of the Caldas Symphony Orchestra, conducting the orchestra at the age of 19. The Ministry of Culture of Colombia chooses Santiago in 2015 as the representative of the country, for the Orchestral Conducting Workshop of IBERORQUESTAS in Montevideo-Uruguay, with the SODRE orchestra. In 2016, he was Winner of the First Conducting Competition of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Antioquia, being Assistant Conductor of this institution, under the mentorship of Conductor Andrés Felipe Jaime (Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotá). In 2019, he is volunteering at Fundación Acción por la Música and in 2020 he participates in the Online Conducting Seminar dictated by Maestro Baldur Brönnimann.
Santiago has developed his career in musical projects in Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Spain and Cyprus and has had masterclasses with Atso Almila, Alejandro Posada, Ruben Cova, Claudio Vendelli, Nick Palmer, Orhan Salliel, among others. He is a student of the Orchestral Conducting professorship of Maestro Cecilia Espinosa, (the first woman orchestra conductor in Colombia) at the EAFIT University. He began his training at the Red de Escuelas de Música de Medellín – Fundación Amadeus.
Orchestra Conductor, oboist, and English horn. Bachelor of Music, mention Orchestral Conduction by the National Experimental University of the Arts in Venezuela. Her Professors have been Rodolfo Saglimbeni, Alfredo Rugeles, Carlos Salas, Dante Anzolini and she has taken courses with Professors David del Pino Klinge and Emmanuel Siffert.
She conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Caracas Municipal Orchestra with which she staged Stravinsky’s “The Story of a Soldier” and the Venezuelan opera “Los Martirios de Colón” at the Teresa Carreño Theatre, the most important cultural complex in her country.
Her degree dissertation for the reduced version of the opera “Los Martirios de Colón-version de Bolsillo” has been performed in different theatres in Venezuela and in Chile, with impressive success. She has worked as an alderman (internal teacher, stage, lights and subtitles), stage and musical director assistant in various productions of the operas: “Gianni Schicchi”, “Suor Angelica”, “Orfeo” and “La Traviata”.
Since her arrival in Ecuador in 2018 she has conducted the National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador, the UIO Chamber Orchestra and the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the MUSAK Academy.
She currently serves as conductor assistant of the Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra under the Artistic Direction of Maestro Dante Santiago Anzolini. In this institution she has accompanied soloists, premiered works, and among her repertoire we can highlight: Beethoven’s Symphonies no. 1 and no. 2, Symphony no. 40 by Mozart, “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” by Dukas, “Serenades for String” by Elgar and Tchaikovsky, suite “My mother the Goose” by Ravel, “The Great Russian Easter” by Korsakov, “The Story of a Soldier” by Stravinsky, suite “Star Wars” by John Williams, among others.
In recent years, the career of conductor Daniel Ros has consolidated due to his growing activity. Since 2019, he has served as conductor assistant of the Symphony Orchestra of the Region of Murcia, as well as the ADDA Simfònica Orchestra of Alicante and the Córdoba Youth Orchestra. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Spanish Association of Orchestra Conductors (AESDO) and, since its founding in 2021, he is the artistic and musical director of Intensiō.
He completed his Higher Studies in Orchestra Conducting at the Higher Conservatory of Music in Murcia, with José Miguel Rodilla as head teacher. He has also studied with great teachers such as Miguel Ángel Gómez-Martínez, Atso Almila, Miguel Romea, Michalis Economou, Nacho de Paz, Óliver Díaz, Fabián Panisello, Karel Mark Chichon and Johannes Wildner, among others. On the other hand, he has completed his Postgraduate training at the José Collado International Academy of Orchestra Conducting with maestro Cristóbal Soler, whom he has assisted in several of his productions in different parts of the Spanish geography.
He has conducted, in different contexts, prestigious orchestras such as the Symphony Orchestra of the Region of Murcia, the Berlin Sinfonietta, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, the Harmonie Ensemble-Orchestra, the Cordoba Orchestra, the CullerArts Symphony Orchestra, the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, the ADDA Simfònica Orchestra and the Young National Orchestra of Spain.
He has been awarded various national prizes both for his role as a conductor and for his work as a composer, among which the position of semifinalist in the V Orchestral Conducting Contest organized by the Córdoba Orchestra stands out. He has also been selected to attend various courses and competitions in Germany, France, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. He has also been part of a jury member of important interpretation competitions.
He has recently conducted the CullerArts Symphony Orchestra and the Orfeó Valencià, with whom he performed Händel’s “Messias”. He also led the FSMCV Youth Symphony Orchestra in a lyrical repertoire programme at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia.
In 2019 he was awarded the scholarship as a trainee director by the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM) and the Young National Orchestra of Spain (JONDE). After attending the specialization course with Bruno Aprea, he was selected to conduct a concert at the JONDE in the prestigious Sala Mozart of the Zaragoza Auditorium.
Born in 1997, in Margarita Island, Venezuela, Jose Angel Salazar Marin is a prominent young conductor with vast experience in the approach of different repertoire and varied programming. Currently, he serves as the Artistic Director and Conductor of El Sistema Greece and its youth orchestra, performing and programming concerts in the most prestigious concert venues and festivals in Greece.
Having started his career as early as 14 years old, Jose Angel has conducted more than 60 concerts in his natal Venezuela, collaborating with different youth and professional orchestras all around the country. Because of this, he has been praised and showcased by prominent media and critics, such as Slipped Disc, China National TV, Reuters, and The Guardian. Always dynamic, attentive, and meticulous, Jose Angel was also selected as an assistant for Gustavo Dudamel and Christian Vasquez in the preparation for multiple performances, recordings, and international tours.
Initiated in conducting by his main mentor Felipe Izcaray, Jose Angel has also participated in masterclasses with prestigious conductors, such as Ricardo Muti, Dick van Gasteren, Manfred Huss at the Swarowsky Akademie, Alejandro Posada, Eduardo Marturet, and Michalis Economou. Being educated within El Sistema, Jose Angel attended regular conducting and music education for 3 years at the Special Program for Academic Formation in Caracas with Gregory Carreño. As an exceptional student, he was selected to participate in an international exchange with the University of Göteborg, Sweden, for the master program of Orchestral Performance. In 2020, Jose Angel participated in the first edition of the Arthur Nikisch Conducting Competition and was selected among 260 conductors from all over the world as a finalist.
An advocate for Music Education as a means for social transformation and artistic development, Jose Angel, served as Music Director for the Nueva Esparta Youth Symphony Orchestra, from 2012 to 2016, working hard on community engagement, management, and artistic planning. Also, he had the opportunity to travel and support different programs in Sweden, Ecuador, and Saint Lucia. Currently, Jose Angel is engaged as an Artistic Advisor and Arranger for different cooperative projects all over the world, such as “Songs for Europe”, and the Academy for Impact through Music (AIM) by the Hilti Foundation.
Euan Shields is a conductor and cellist aspiring to share the joy of music through his performances. Euan recently graduated from UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music where he studied cello with Antonio Lysy and orchestral conducting with Neal Stulberg. Starting in the fall of 2021, Euan will be attending The Juilliard School for a Masters in Music to study orchestral conducting with David Robertson.
Euan has attended conducting masterclasses worldwide, including the Allegra International Summer Academy, International Conducting Seminar Tokyo, and Nordic Masterclass for Conductors, studying with teachers such as Nicolás Pasquet, Douglas Bostock, and Jorma Panula.
In 2018, Euan served as assistant/cover conductor for John Nardolillo in the Prague Summer Nights Festival. Euan made his European conducting debut in the Estates Theater, stepping in on a two-hour notice and conducting Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with the PSNF Orchestra and singers. In summer 2017, Euan participated in the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America as an apprentice conductor, receiving extensive mentorship from James Ross and conducting in a masterclass led by Marin Alsop.
Currently, ﬁnishing an Orchestral Conducting MMus at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with David Jones. Constança won a Gulbenkian Foundation grant for her Masters and had the opportunity to conduct the Welsh National Opera orchestra for her ﬁnal showcase. She is also the appointed assistant conductor for the WNO Youth production of Cheryomushki in 2022, with Alice Farnham. Until July 2022 she is also a conductor in the Young Women Opera Makers residency of the Académie du Festival Aix-en-Provence. Constança is also motivated to conduct productions with relevant concepts, having created a show with a feminist perspective on opera and also worked with Portuguese composers to premiere their work.
Constança has worked with several amateur orchestras in the UK, including the North Staﬀordshire Symphony Orchestra, the Ealing Symphony Orchestra and the Northampton Symphony Orchestra. She also had the opportunity to work with professional orchestras. As assistant of Maestro Pedro Amaral, Constança conducted the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra in 2016, and was selected as one of the 7 ﬁnalists to conduct the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and the Athens Philharmonia Orchestra in the International Conducting Masterclasses & Competitions in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
Constança has earned a Bachelor in Orchestral Conducting from Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra in Lisbon, led by Maestro Jean-Marc Burﬁn. In her academic life, she had the opportunity to learn from renowned conductors such as Carlo Rizzi, Ryan Bancroft, Jean-Sebastien Beréau, Scott Sandmeier, Emilio Pomarico, Robert Delcroix and Michalis Economou.
Hitoshi Suzuki (b.1987 Tokyo, Japan) is the Principal Conductor of the Mid-Somerset Orchestra in the U.K. He has won the Audience Prize at the Opéra de Baugé International Conducting Competition in July 2018, and the Second Prize at the London Classical Soloists Conducting Competition in April 2016. Hitoshi has completed a Master of Arts in Music (Orchestra Conducting) with distinction from the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles, where he received scholarships from the Flemish Government and the French-speaking Community of Belgium.
Hitoshi has participated in various masterclasses and competitions internationally. They include: Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra/ Manuel Hernández Silva (Spain 2019), International Conducting Competition Nino Rota (Italy 2018), International Conducting Competition Jeunesses Musicales (Romania 2017), Audite International Conducting Competition (Poland 2017), argovia philharmonic/ Douglas Bostock (Switzerland 2017), Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra/ Alim Shakh (Czech Republic 2017), Felix Mendelssohn International Conducting Competition (Greece 2016), Camerata Antonio Soler/ Jorma Panula (Spain 2016), Brașov Philharmonic Orchestra/Dumitru Goia (Romania 2016), London Conducting Workshop/ John Farrer & Neil Thomson (U.K. 2015), RNCM Conducting Masterclasses (U.K. 2012), Accademia Musicale Chigiana (Italy 2010), Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar (Germany 2007) and Tokyo University of the Arts
Hitoshi has been trained as a violinist at the Royal Northern College of Music in the U.K. and at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen in Belgium, where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Music.
Levente Török is born in 1993 into a Hungarian musician family. He graduated in composition and piano at the Béla Bartók Music High School Budapest. Between 2011 and 2016 he studied conducting with Mark Stringer and Yuji Yuasa and as a repetiteur with Konrad Leitner at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna. In 2010 he worked as a repetiteur for the Opera Studio of the Hungarian State Opera, led by Géza Oberfrank. In the season 2014/15 he worked as
„Assistant of the Chordirector“ in the Vienna State Opera.
Already during his studies he worked as „Assistant conductor“ at world-known musical festivals, such as the Baden-Baden Festival or the Wagner Festival in Wels, where he collaborated with -among others- Sir Simon Rattle (Tosca), Teodor Currentzis (La Boheme) and Ralf Weikert (Lohengrin, Tannhäuser).
After being a „Repetiteur with conducting duties“ at the Theatre Regensburg (Germany) between 2015 and 2018, he is the „First Conductor“ of the Theatre Ulm since 2018.
In 2019 Levente Török made his debut at the Hungarian State Opera with „Háry János“ of Kodály, which was followed by two reinvitations right away: for „Hunyadi László“ of Erkel in 2019 and for Britten´s „A Midsummer´s Night Dream“ in 2021.
In 2019 he was the conductor of the Opening Gala of the anniversary 25. Wagner-Congress at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice.
In Mai 2021 he conducted the recording of three orchestral pieces of Mátyás Seiber, with Nina Karmon and the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, which is going to be published in early 2022 by the ´Deutschlandfunk´, the label of the German State Radio.
Actualmente es Director Artístico y Fundador de Filarmonía en México. Ha sido Director Asistente en la Ópera Nacional de Polonia y Director Artístico de la Miami Chamber Orchestra.
Se ha presentado en países como Estados Unidos, Alemania, Inglaterra, Francia, España, Polonia, Argentina, Portugal, Rumania y México.
Ganó el Primer Lugar en el concurso internacional “4X4 Prizes for Composers and Conductors” organizado por la Universidad de Oklahoma y el Primer Lugar en el concurso “Nuevos Talentos en Dirección de Orquesta” de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa.
Fue Laureado en el International Conducting Competition Bucharest en Rumania. Ha dirigido orquestas como la City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National d’Île de France, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta de la Ópera Nacional de Polonia, Orchestre de Picardie, Filarmónica George Enescu, Ensemble de la Orquesta de Cadaqués, Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga, Kielce Philharmonic, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta de la Academia del Teatro Colón, Berlin Sinfonietta, OFUNAM, Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa, University of Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra, Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra, Miami Music Festival Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Michoacán y la Orquesta Sinfónica de Oaxaca.
Since autumn 2020, she has been Kapellmeister at Badische Staatstheater Karlsruhe, where she conducts The Firebird, Die lustige Witwe, Don Giovanni and Adriadne auf Naxos.
From 2019 to 2020, Yura Yang was First Kapellmeister and deputy GMD at Theater Aachen. Here, she conducted the new productions of Werther, Sweeney Todd and Pique Dame. From 2018 to 2019 she was Kapellmeister at Theater Kiel. Here, she conducted many Productions of Pagliacci, Cavalleria Rusticana, Swan Lake and Die frau ohne Schatten. From 2012 to 2018 she was Kapellmeister & Korrepetitor at Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen.
In recent years Yura Yang has conducted orchestras including in Theater Koblenz, Theater Aachen, Musiktheater im Revier, Münchener Symphoniker, Nürnberger SymphoniLker and Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal. For the season 2020-2021 Yura Yang’s engagements include debuts with Theater Nordhausen, Theater Coburg and Dortmund Philharmoniker.
Yura Yang studied conducting in Detmold and Munich and in several master classes.
Since 2016 she has been included in the funding stage at Dirigentenforum / Deutscher Musikrat and since 2018 in the second funding.