Diego García Rodríguez, conductor
Musical Director and Artistic Advisor of the Taller Atlántico Contemporáneo
Diego comes from Galicia (Spain). He is regularly invited as guest conductor in Spain, France, England and Poland. Latest engagements includes Real Filharmonía de Galicia, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Orquesta de Extremadura, Carmen by G. Bizet’s at Opera Baltycka in Gdansk, Academic Orchestra and Choir in Bydgoszcz, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia’s Young Orchestra, Filarmónica de Málaga, Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Sinfónica el Principado de asturias or the assistance to Nicola Luissoti on Teatro Real’s latest Rigoletto.
In the operatic field, Diego debuted at Teatro real with a production of Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck in Januray of 2015. He also conducted the world premiere of It Makes No Difference… chamber opera by composer Simone Spagnolo in the festival Tête à Tête at Riverside Studios in London, Bizet’s Carmen at Opera Baltycka of Gdansk (Poland), The Threepenny Opera by Kurt Weill in Santiago, as well as Barbiere di Sivigli and Rigoletto at Victoria Eugenia Theater and Kursaal, both in San Sebastián.
As assistant conductor he worked during the 2010-2011 season at Teatro Real in Madrid on the productions Król Roger by K. Szymanowski (Paul Daniel, conductor and Krzysztof Warlikowski, stage director) and The Turn of the Screw by B. Britten (Josep Pons, conductor and David Mc Vicar, stage director), Théatre de Caen on the production La Traviata by G. Verdi in 2012 (Nicolas Chalvin, conductor and Jean-François Sivadier, stage director), Opera de Nantes-Angers on The Nose by D. Shostakovitch in 2005 (Nicolas Chalvin, conductor and Patrice Caurier/ Moshe Leiser, stage directors). The Two Moors Festival 2009 invites him to perform the world premiere of Torsten Rasch’s melodrame Die Träumenden Knaben.
Diego is Artistic Director of the Taller Atlántico Contemporáneo (TAC), ensemble that is intensely involved in the diffusion of contemporary music and its relationship to other artistic disciplines. The TAC was recently awarded with the Premios da crítica Galicia in 2013 and the Premio Galego da Música in gthe field of classic music. With the TAC Diego presented in places such Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, 53rd Semana de Música Religiosa de Cuenca or Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada, premiering works by Sebastián Mariné and Klaus Lang.
After obteining the Master of Arts in Conducting at the Hochschule für Musik of Zürich under Professor Jñhannes Schlaefli, continues his studies with Diego Masson at the Dartington Summer School, conducting Madama Butterfly by Puccini and Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart at the Dartington Great Hall. Also in England is selected by the London Sinfonietta to participate in the Young Conductors Program of the London Sinfonietta Academy 2010.