Piotr Anderszewski
pianist

Jean-Philippe Collard
pianist

Kirill Gerstein
pianist

Horacio Gutierrez
pianist

Daniel Hege
conductor

Angela Hewitt
pianist

Steven Hough
pianist

Leila Josefowicz
violinist

Carlos Kalmar
conductor

Eri Klas
conductor

Stephen Kovacevich
pianist

David Lockington
conductor

Louis Lortie
pianist

Ivan Moravec
pianist

Elmar Oliveira
violinist

Awadagin Pratt
pianist

Thomas Quasthoff
bass-baritone

Peter Serkin
pianist

The Takacs Quartet

Christian Tetzlaff
violinist

Maximiano Valdes
conductor

Andre Watts
pianist

Maximiano Valdes

conductor

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June 2004

Maximiano Valdes is Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias in Spain and Chief Conductor of both the orchestra and opera at the Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile. Born in Santiago, Chile, he began his studies in piano and violin at the Conservatory of Music there and continued at the Accademia de Santa Cecilia in Rome where he took courses in composition and conducting. Completing his diploma in piano, he decided to concentrate entirely on conducting and enrolled in the conducting classes of Franco Ferrara in Bologna, Siena and Venice and also worked with Sergiu Celibidache in Stuttgart and Paris.

In 1976 Mr. Valdes was engaged as Assistant Conductor at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice and the following year was a conducting fellow at Tanglewood where he worked with Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa. He won First Prize at the Nicolai Malko Competition in Copenhagen, First Prize at the Vittorio Gui Competition in Florence and Second Prize from the Rupert Foundation Conducting Competition in London.

Mr. Valdes made his American symphonic debut in October 1987 with the Buffalo Philharmonic and was immediately re-invited for the following season. After a successful return to the orchestra in 1989, he was appointed Music Director, a position he held for almost 10 years. In North America he has guest-conducted many of the leading orchestras including the Saint Louis, National, Montreal, Baltimore, Seattle, Milwaukee, Houston, and Indianapolis symphonies, and the Calgary and Brooklyn Philharmonics. Summer festival appearances have included the Mann Music Center with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Caramoor, Waterloo, Interlochen, Grand Teton, Eastern Music Festival, Artpark, Chautauqua, Music Academy of the West and Grant Park in Chicago. 150mg acheter viagra sans ordonnance en France - Belgique.

Recent engagements include appearances with the Dallas, Seattle, Vancouver, New Jersey, New World and San Diego symphonies and National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa in North America; the Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, Nice Opera Orchestra and all of the major Spanish orchestras in Europe; and the Malaysian Philharmonic and Orquesta de Sao Paolo in Brazil.

An experienced opera conductor who has led productions in many of Europe's leading opera houses, Mr. Valdes made his highly successful opera debut in France with La Traviata at the Nice Opera. Since then, he has conducted productions in Paris, Rome, Berlin, London, Oslo, Copenhagen, Berlin and Bonn in repertoire such as Orphee au Enfers, Romeo et Juliette, Don Carlos, Salome and Norma among others. Mr. Valdes made his American operatic debut in May 1992 with the Seattle Opera conducting Cosi fan Tutte and returned there in the fall of 1998 to lead Gounod's Faust.

Maximiano Valdes has recorded with the Royal Philharmonic, Monte Carlo Philharmonic, Nice Philharmonic and the London Symphony, and with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra, works by Ginastera, Revueltas, Moncayo and Carreno on the Dorian label. He recently signed an exclusive agreement with Naxos to record works by Latin American and Spanish composers with his orchestra in Asturias.

 

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