Manuel Hernández-Silva, conductor


Manuel Hernández-Silva earned his degree from Vienna’s Superior Conservatory (Konservatorium der Stadt Wien) with honours, under Professors Reinhard Schwarz and Georg Mark. In his senior year he won the Forum Jünger Künstler Conducting Competition, convened by the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, which he conducted in the Austrian capital’s Konzerthaus.

Hernández-Silva conducted in several great international festivals, and he is a frequent guest of Spanish and foreign orchestras. He has been principal conductor of the Murcia Symphony Orchestra and Córdoba Orchestra in Spain; principal guest conductor of the Simón Bolívar Orchestra of Caracas in Venezuela, with which he worked intensively for over five years, and chief conductor and artistic director of the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra and the Navarra Symphony Orchestra in Spain.

Manuel worked with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Janacek Philharmonic, Nord Czech Philharmonic, Olomouc Philharmonic, Biel Symphony Orchestra, Mulhouse Symphony, Rheinische Philharmonie, Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, National of Mexico, Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Chile National Orchestra, Venezuela Symphony Orchestra, Caracas Symphony Orchestra, Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, as well as the major orchestras in Spain like Spanish National Orchestra, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Royal Galician Philharmonic, Tenerife Symphony, etc.

In Spain he has conducted the Real Filharmonía de Galicia, Oviedo Filarmonía, Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao, Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, Orquestra Simfónica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, Orquesta Sinfónica del Vallés, Orquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Orquesta de Córdoba, Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga, Orquesta de Extremadura, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE, Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Orquesta Nacional de España, Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife and Orquestra Simfónica de les Illes Balears. He has also appeared in important festivals such as Quincena Musical Donostiarra, Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada, Festival de Úbeda or Festival de Cemski-Krumlov in the Czech Republic.

As an opera conductor, he got excellent reviews for his conducting of titles such as Die Zauberflöte, Cosí fan tutte o Don Giovanni by Mozart, Beethoven’s Fidelio and La Boheme, Gianni Schicchi, Tosca or Madama Butterfly by Puccini. 

Future engagements include important debuts with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National Bordeaux-Aquitaine, Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquestra do Estado de São Paulo or the Orquesta de Valencia, as well as his return to the Orquesta ADDA-Simfònica de Alicante, Orquesta de Córdoba, Real Filharmonía de Galicia, Orquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia, Filarmónica de Gran Canaria or the Orquesta Nacional de Chile, among others. 

Maestro Hernández-Silva has undertaken an intense educational activity, teaching internationally on conducting and performing, as well as giving numerous conferences.