Christian Vásquez

Orchestra Director with an international career

Christian Vásquez - Director de Orquesta de carrera internacional

Renowned for his stage charisma, powerful performances, and irresistible musicality, he continues to attract international attention. The maestro works regularly with numerous orchestras around the world and stands out as one of the most sought-after Venezuelan conductors today. In 2013, and after a fruitful relationship with the Nordic group, his contract was extended until 2019. During the 2015/2016 season, he was appointed principal guest conductor of the Arnhem Symphony (Het Gelders Orkest) until early 2019. He also made his debut with Bizet’s Carmen at the Norwegian National Opera.

He was the musical director of the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra, from 2010 to 2017, with which he made numerous tours of Europe and Asia. He was appointed principal guest conductor of the Gävle Symphony, from 2010 to 2013. Between 2009 and 2013, he fulfilled commitments with the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Suisse Romande Orchestra, the Vienna Radio Symphony, the Camerata de Salzburg, the Russian State Symphony, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Singapore Symphony, the Israel Philharmonic. He also conducted the Toulouse National Capitol Orchestra, the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra and the Belgian National Symphony. In North America, he conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Orchestra of the National Center for the Arts (Ottawa) and the renowned violinist Pinchas Zukerman, among many others.

In 2014, he continued his international expansion leading important orchestras and participating in prominent festivals in Europe and America, between 2017, 2018 and 2019. In addition to his regular commitments in Stavanger and Arnhem, he met again with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra to conduct the Concert with a long holiday tradition. He also made his debut with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and German horn player Stefan Dohr. Collaborations with the Symphony Orchestra of Castilla y León, the Symphony of Galicia and a European tour with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra stand out. He has directed numerous soloists of national and international trajectory.


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