The Artistic, the Concert and the Rehearsal

Share experiences from the perspective of how the rehearsal and the concert go hand in hand based on the artistic program. Everything that is experienced in the rehearsal happens in the concert and is further enhanced because a set of artistic elements converge in the concert.


Orquestas Binacionales

Testimonio Johanna Sierralta


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Lourdes Sánchez, Director of the Simón Bolívar National Choir

A long career as a choralist, choir director and her solid musical training allowed her to lead the National Choir System for more than 10 years, developing an intense work of coordination, dissemination of the a cappella choral repertoire and leadership of the assemblies. symphonic-choirs. She founded the Niños Cantores de Venezuela and assumed the direction of the Choir
Simón Bolívar National.

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Christian Vásquez, Conductor of International Career Orchestra

Renowned for his stage charisma, powerful performances, and compelling 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.

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Rafael Payare, Musical Director of the San Diego Symphony and the Orchester Symphonique de Montréal

As the musical director of the San Diego Symphony, their relationship has been recognized as one of the most dynamic in North America. The musical director of the Orchester Symphonique de Montréal, starting in September 2021 and will begin the season 22-23 for an initial period of 5 years. His profound musicianship, technical brilliance, and charismatic podium presence has elevated him as one of the most sought-after conductors. He was Principal Conductor and Music Director of the Ulster Orchestra, from 2014 to 2019, with which he appeared 2 times at the BBC Proms, in 2016 and 2019.

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Diego Matheuz, Conductor of an international career

He treasures fruitful periods as Principal Conductor of the La Fenice Theater in Venice, the Mozart Bologna Orchestra and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. His presentations with international media coverage are notable: two of La Fenice’s famous New Year’s concerts, broadcast around the world by RAI; the 2016 ECHO Klassik Gala with Konzerthausorchester Berlin and soloists Anna Netrebko, Khatia Buniatishvili, Martin Fröst and Andrea Bocelli shown live on German television ZDF and The “Tokyo Gala Concert” which celebrated the 120th anniversary of Deutsche Grammophon at Suntory Hall in 2018, with the release of a CD recording a few weeks later.

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Artistic Director and Orchestra Director of El Sistema Cyprus

Thanks to his demanding training as an orchestra conductor, his early experience on the podium and his social commitment, Santiago Ossa Alzate was chosen, at the age of 23, as artistic director and conductor of El Sistema Cyprus, a social and musical program that is revolutionizing the Cypriot island, inspired by the National System of Orchestras and Youth and Children’s Choirs of Venezuela.

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Diego Naser, Conductor of an International Career Orchestra

Outstanding Italian-Uruguayan director, he has directed major ballet and opera productions such as Consecration of Spring, Carnival of the Animals, Pedro and the Wolf, El Quijote del Plata, Carmina Burana, La Sylphide, the premiere in Spain, after 220 years , from the lost opera by F. Sor Telémaco nell ‘Isola di Calipso and Madama Butterfly, as well as symphonic concerts in Mexico, Luxembourg, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Panama, Austria, Portugal, Germany, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Spain, among others.

Organización Ponentes

Thomas Clamor

País: Alemania
Modelo: Invitado Especial

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Giancarlo Guerrero, director Musical de la Sinfónica de Nashville y la Filarmónica NFM Wrocław

Giancarlo Guerrero is a six GRAMMY® Award-winning conductor, musical director of the Nashville Symphony and NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, and principal guest conductor of the Lisbon Gulbenkian Orchestra. Guerrero has been praised for his “charismatic direction and attention to detail” (Seattle Times) in “viscerally powerful performances” (Boston Globe) that are “at once vigorous, passionate and nuanced” (BachTrack).


El Sistema en el mundo


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