Born 1967 in Santiago de Chile. Studies of law, piano and music theory at the Universidad de Chile. Conducting studies at the Bowling Green State University, USA (1995) and at the „Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler“ Berlin, with Prof. Hans Dieter Baum, as fellow of the DAAD (German Service of Academic Exchange). He graduated 2000 with the higher qualification in concert with the Berliner Sinfonie Orchester. He was fellow student by many conducting master class, such as »CIDEM-OEA« Venezuela (1994-96); »Kirill Kondrashin«, Holland (2000, Prof. Peter Eötvös, Ton Koopman, Eri Klas); »Dirigenten-Forum« of the German Council of Music (1997-2002, concerts with Philharmonic State Orchestra Halle, Jena Philharmonics, Orchestra of the State Theatre Kassel, Orchestra of the Theatre Meiningen).

Assistant conductor at the Zeitgenössische Oper Berlin (2001), Munich Music Biennale (2002), Deutsche Oper Berlin (2002, 2004) and to Ingo Metzmacher at the Netherlands Opera House, Amsterdam (2008).

In 2002, he founded together with director Sven Holm and dramaturge Sebastian Bark the opera company NOVOFLOT in Berlin. The company has addressed a wide range of repertoire, experimented with diverse possibilities of the contemporary music theatre and created new formats. Its productions include innovative stagings of less performed pieces like Ernst Krenek’s The bell tower (2002) or Antigona by Tommaso Traetta (2004), series of world premieres like Kommander Kobayashi with 10 new chamber operas between 2005 to 2007 and the trilogy How we feel (2008-2011), a scenic version of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (2009) and Parisian Life by Jacques Offenbach (2011). Among its recent productions are The Castle, based on the novel by Franz Kafka, in co-production with Haus der Berliner Festspiele, and the music theatre project The Victory over the Sun based on the futuristic opera by Kasemir Malevich and Michail Majutshin, in co-production with the Akademie der Künste Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum of Contemporary Arts, Radialsystem and Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. In collaboration with different Berlin’s culture institutions, between september 2014 to february 2015, took place the project The T-House-Tour, an improvisational work in progress about forms of musical theatre, featured by important figures of the European jazz and contemporary music scene. 2015-2016 the project Nationaloper (National Opera) examined the relationship between the arts and national identity on the base of Der Freischütz by C.M. von Weber. In a co-production with Gare du Nord Basel and Radial System-Berlin, it followed the project The Grand addressed to the musical universe of J.S. Bach. Its recent production is the trilogy The Bible, with world premieres by Michael Wertmüller and Claudio Puntin.
The company is one of the most important protagonists in the independent scene of music theatre in Europe and received the prestigious award «George-Tabori-Preis 2014» for its achievements.

As NOVOFLOT’s Music Director he has conducted at important Europeans festivals and venues, like Hamburg State Opera, Théâtre National de Luxemburg, Teatr Wielki (Warsaw), Ultraschall Festival Berlin, Warsaw Autumn, Trafó Budapest, Radialsystem V Berlin, Akademie der Künste Berlin, among others.

Contemporary music is a central part of his repertoire, including a large number of world premiere performances of new works from instrumental to music theatre pieces. In Chile he was co-founder and music director of the new music Ensemble Quadrivium (1992-1995) and in Europe he works with prestigious contemporary music ensembles such as ensemble mosaik and ensemble ascolta. He has conducted regularly at important music festivals like Stuttgart Music Festival, Eclat Festival, Salzburg Music Biennale.

In South America, he has conducted the Orquesta Filarmónica de Chile, Orquesta Sinfónica de Concepción, Orquesta de Cámara de Chile and recently the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Chile, among others. Since 2014 he is regular guest conductor of the Shanxi Symphony Orchestra, China.

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