HADRIAN AVILA ARZUZA
Maestro Hadrian Avila Arzuza graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory (Russia), where he was awarded Diploma of Honour as Symphonic and Operatic Conductor. He studied with Illya Musin, Alexander Titov and Alexander Polishuk.
He was an active student of Charles Dutoit and Kurt Masur at several master classes.
As a guest, he has conducted the following orchestras and ensembles: St.Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, "Klassika" St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Orchestra of the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra, Tomsk State Philharmonic, Konigsberg Symphony Orchestra (Kaliningrado), Rachmaninoff State Institute of Music Orchestra, Rimsky-Korsakov Opera and Ballet Theatre Symphony, St. Petersburg Conservatory Symphony, Moscow Chamber Orchestra “Cantus Firmus” (Russia), Klagenfurt Symphony (Austria), Orchesterzentrum Symphony in Dortmund, Folkwang Sinfonietta (Germany), Moldova Philharmonic Orchestra, Antalya Symphony (Turkey), Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa, Chamber Ensemble of the Cadaqués Orchestra (Spain), São Paulo State Symphony, Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Campos do Jordao Festival Academic, Sao Paulo State Symphonic Band, Brazilian Wind Orchestra, Ulbra Chamber Orchestra (Brazil), Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, Argentine National Symphony Orchestra, Rosario Symphony Orchestra, Salta Symphony Orchestra, National University of Córdoba Symphony Orchestra, University of Mendoza Symphony Orchestra, University of Tucumán Symphony Orchestra, Mar del Plata Symphony Orchestra, Córdoba Symphony Orchestra, Bahía Blanca Symphony Orchestra, Teatro del Libertador Academic Orchestra in Córdoba, Córdoba Conservatory Wind Orchestra (Argentina), Concepción Symphony Orchestra (Chile), Paraguay National Congress Symphony, Montevideo Philharmonic (Uruguay), Cuba National Symphony, Bogotá Philharmonic, Colombia National Symphony, Valle del Cauca Philharmonic, Cali Philharmonic, Barranquilla Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia.
Principal Conductor of Bellas Artes Philharmonic Orchestra, Cali (Colombia), from 2001 to 2004. Principal Conductor of Mendoza Philharmonic Orchestra (Argentina) during the 2006 season. Principal Conductor of Córdoba Wind Orchestra (Argentina) from 2008 to 2009.
Avila Arzuza was a finalist at the First Latin American Competition for Orchestra Conductors (Osesp Prize), held in Sao Paulo (Brazil, 2005).
Since 2007, he has been the Artistic Director of Córdoba Symphony Orchestra (Argentina) where he has performed the most rigorous symphonic repertoire including works by composers such as Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Respighi, Bartok, Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc, R. Strauss, S. Prokofiev, Mahler, among others. He has been the Music Director of Tosca and Turandot by G. Puccini; Aida, Un ballo in maschera and Otello by G. Verdi, Carmen by G. Bizet, Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti and Evgeni Onegin for Teatro Libertador San Martín in Córdoba, Argentina. Avila Arzuza also acted as Music Director of Lucia de Lammermoor and Otello Opera for Teatro El Círculo in Rosario; Music Director of the L. Bernstein Opera Trouble in Tahiti for Cuidad de las Artes in Córdoba. He also featured as the Director and Artistic Producer of “Latino”, the first DVD by Córdoba Symphony Orchestra.
His symphonic repertoire includes works from different styles and periods, with a special emphasis towards the great composers of the Romantic and twentieth-century eras. His great interest in the broadcasting and promotion of Latin American composers’ works makes Avila Arzuza one of the most passionate interpreters and defenders of this repertoire.