Manuel Hernández-Silva conducts the soprano Nadège Meden and the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia with Symphony No. 3, Op. 36, Symphony of Lamentations, by Henryk Górecki, within the framework of the XI International Festival of Sacred Music of Bogotá, the next September 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fabio Lozano Auditorium. This concert marks the beginning of the symphonic season of maestro Hernández-Silva that will take him to new debuts with orchestras such as the Cyprus National Symphony, Tucson Symphony, Arctic Philharmonic, Orchestra National du Pays de la Loire, Galicia Symphony or Prague Philharmonia; and returns to the Valencia Orchestra, the Colombian National Symphony, the Buenos Aires Philharmonic or the Český Krumlov Festival, in the Czech Republic, in addition to having the opportunity to resume educational projects so dear to him as with the Musikene Orchestra and the Young Galician Symphony Orchestra.

Hernández-Silva has been principal conductor of the Córdoba Orchestra, main guest conductor of the Simón Bolívar Orchestra in Caracas, musical director of the Andalusian Youth Orchestra and principal and artistic director of the Malaga Philharmonic and the Navarra Symphony. He has conducted orchestras such as the Wienner Symphoniker, WDR Rundfunkorchester, Rheinische Philharmonie, Orchester National Bordeaux-Aquitaine, São Paulo State Orchestra, Wuppertal Symphony, Israel, Prague Radio, Janacek Philharmonic, Nord Czech Philharmonic, Olomouc Philharmonic, National of Mexico, Chile or Puerto Rico, Philharmonics of Seoul or Buenos Aires, among many others.

Hernández-Silva at the Sacred Music Festival in Bogotá

In Spain, Hernández-Silva has conducted practically all professional orchestras and at the most important festivals such as the Fortnight of Music, Granada and Úbeda Festivals, as well as at the Cemski-Krumlov Festival in the Czech Republic. As an opera director, he has received great criticism for his work on titles such as Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Cosí fan tutte or Don Giovanni, Beethoven’s Fidelio, and Puccini’s La Boheme, Gianni Schicchi, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, or more recently Manon Lescaut. Hernández-Silva graduated from the Superior Conservatory of Vienna with honors in the chair of professors Reinhard Schwarz and Georg Mark. In the year of his diploma, he won the Forum Jünger Künstler conducting competition organized by the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, conducting this formation at the Konzerthaus in the Austrian capital.