DIEGO BARBOSA-VÁSQUEZ

CURRICULUM VITAE

Current Positions

Outstanding Awards:

*More awards and critics at:www.barbosavasquez.com/critics

Languages

Spanish -  Native

English - Fluent

Professional Experience

Conductor Experience:

  • Music Director, Artistic Director, and/or Principal Conductor:  Collaborative Arts Summer Camp - Opera for the Community (CA, USA) / World Music Symphony Orchestra (CA, USA) / Huila Philharmonic Orchestra (Colombia) / Choirs and Orchestras Schools E&P® Program (Colombia) / Music Director Pronartes (Musical Theater Company) (Colombia) / Huila Symphony Orchestra-Conservatory of Music (Colombia)

  • Guest Conductor: Young Symphony Orchestra of El Salvador (El Salvador) (2020, 2018, 2016, 2014) Wabash Valley Youth Symphony (IN, USA) (2018, 2019) / OCSA Symphony Orchestra (CA, USA) (2018) / Corpas Opera Workshop and Chamber Orchestra (Colombia) (2013) / Esperanza Azteca Foundress Symphony Orchestras (México) (2013) / Caldas Symphony Orchestra (Colombia) (2013).

  • International Conducting Competitions: 1st. Opera Conductors Competition-Opera Royal de Wallonie (Belgium)* (2017) / III Nino Rota International Conducting Competition (Italy)*  (*Representing Latin-America) (2018)

  • Assistant & Cover Conductor: Nashville Symphony Orchestra (2022) / Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra IU Conducting Fellow (2022) / Indiana Opera and Ballet Theater, (Bloomington, IN, USA) 2020 - 2022 / APU Symphony Orchestra (CA, USA), APU Opera Theater (CA, USA), LirycArte E&P® (Opera and Zarzuela company at Colombia)

  • Professor of Conducting: Music Conservatory of Huila (Colombia) / Esperanza Azteca Foundress Symphony Orchestra  (México) / Young Symphony Orchestra of El Salvador (El Salvador).

  • International Lecturer: Special Guest* at the 11th European Orchestra Festival of (EOFed) (Norway) / Special Guest* at WFAO General Assembly 2019 Singapore (*Representing LatinAmerica)

Orchestral Experience:  

  • Principal Viola: Juan N. Corpas Symphony Orchestra / Caldas Symphony Orchestra / Young Colombia Symphony Orchestra / Camerata Acordanza / Orchestra of the Art and Opera for All Foundation / Bogotá Symphony Orchestra Foundation / Unimúsica Symphony Orchestra

  • Violist: Scholarship holder and founder of Colombian Young Philharmonic (FJC) / Symphony Orchestra of the Liric Art Foundation / National Symphony Orchestra of  Colombia as Young Talent

Administrative Experience:

  • CEO of SustainableOperaSolutions™ (USA and Latinamerica) // 2022 - Present

  • Grad Assistant to Chair of Deparment of Performing Arts at APU (USA) Jan 2017- May 2018

  • Head of the Virrey Solís-E&P Conservatory: February 2014 – April 2015

  • President and Founder of Intersociedad-E&P Foundation:  July 2013 – Present

  • CEO,  Artistic Director and Founder of E&P Music®:  August 2011 - Present

  • Founder E&P®  Chorus -  Cajicá, Colina y Aparecida: (March 2013, August 2013, October 2013)

  • Founder E&P® Symphony Orchestra: August 2011

  • CEO of Intersociedad SAS: October 2009 – October 2012

  • Music Director Intersociedad SAS: October 2008 – July 2013

Festivals:

IV International Cartagena Music Festival / Some versions of the Zipacón Music Festival / International Music Festival of Tunja (2009) / First and Second Interuniversity meeting Violas Colombia / Winner of university groups Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano / XVII Bogotá Opera Festival “Festival Opera al Parque” of the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra / International Festival of Bambuco 2015 / Scholarship holder of International Music Festival A Tempo Bogotá 2015

Studies

D.M. (Doctor in Music) Conducting (Studies in Process)

Major in Opera, Orchestra, and Ballet Conducting.

*Minors in Music Theory and Arts Administration. 

Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University (USA)

           Recipient: Graduate Tuition Award and Artistic Excellence Award // 2019 - 2023

           Cover Conductor: IU Symphony, Chamber, and Philharmonic Orchestras // 2019-2022

           Assistant and Cover Conductor: IU Opera and Ballet Theater // 2020 - Present

M.M. (Master in Music) Conducting (2018):

(Graduated with Honors) Major in Opera and Orchestra Conducting

School of Music, College of Music and the Arts - Azusa Pacific University (USA)

 Assistant Conductor: APU Symphony Orchestra / APU Opera Theater.

 Grad Assistant: To the Chief of the Department of the Performing Arts

 Recipient: Full Assistantship and John Simons Scholarship

B.M. (Bachelor of Music) Maestro en Música (2015):

(Graduated with Honors) Mayor in Conducting, Minors in Viola and Chamber Music.

School of Music - Fundación Universitaria Juan N. Corpas, (Colombia)

Principal Viola: Juan N. Corpas Symphony Orchestra / Camerata Acordanza

Mayor Area in Orchestral Conducting: Jorge Alejandro Salazar (Colombia) Chief of the Conducting Department.

Major Area in Viola: Aníbal Dos Santos (Venezuela, USA) Chief of the Viola Deparment, Dr. Raúl García (Colombia, USA), Sandra Arango (Colombia, Austria)

Minor Area in Chamber Music: Leonardo Hoyos (Colombia, URSS, Germany) Chief of the Chamber Music Department, Detmar Leertouwer (Holland, Switzerland), Juan Pablo Martínez (Colombia, Canada)

Global Leader Executive Certificate (Orchestral Administration and Leadership) 2014:

YOA-Orchestra of the Americas (USA)

Main Conducting Professors

Arthur Fagen (At Indiana University - IN,USA )

Thomas Wilkins (At Indiana University - IN,USA )

Christopher Russell (At Azusa Pacific University - CA,USA)

Jorge Alejandro Salazar (At Corpas - Colombia)

Other Studies

  • Scholarship holder of “Semillero de Talentos Colfuturo  Program”

  • Training for Workshop leader and Conductor of the Venezuelan Orchestral and Choral System

  • Music Education and Pedagogy: Ph D. Gloria Zapata

  • Pedagogy of String Instruments: Maestro Fabio Santana

  • Conducting Workshop as Active Participant: Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotá Conducting Workshop as Scholarship holder (2016) / A Tempo Bogotá Advanced Conducting Workshop as Scholarship holder (2015) / National Symphony Orchestra of  Colombia (2014) / Caldas Symphony Orchestra as Scholarship holder (2013) / Latinamerican Voices in Choir (2011)

  • Viola Master Class as Scholarship holder: Jonathan Moerschel (USA) / Santiago Garmendia (Venezuela, USA) / Craig Mumm (USA) /  Andrew Zaplatynsky (USA), Delphine Tissot (France, Germany) / Richard Muncey / Susan Dench (England) /  Katie Heller (England) / Carlos Botero (Colombia, USA) among others

  • Trainer training encounters as Conductor, Workshop Leader of Viola and Violist: Corporación Andina de Fomento / Corporación Coral y Orquestal de Colombia / Universidad Juan N. Corpas / FESNOJIV

  • Master Classes and Orchestral Workshops: I Musici of Montreal Chamber Orchestra /Leonardo Federico Hoyos (Colombia, USSR, Germany) / Jesus Perez (Venezuela) / Igor Lara (Venezuela) / Juan José Pérez (Colombia) / Rodolfo Sambingueli (Venezuela)  among others / Mary Mary Ann Mumm USA

  • Chamber Music: Calder Quartet (USA) / Carducci Quartet (England) / Manovol Quartet (Colombia), Q-Art Quartet (Colombia) / Gaston Colloca (Argentina, USA), Detmar Leertouwer (Holland, Switzerland) / Andrew Zaplatynsky (USA) / Juan Pablo Martínez (Colombia, Canada) among others.  

Diego Barbosa-Vasquez at Disney Concert
Diego Barbosa-Vasquez at Disney Concert