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About my work as Opera, Orchestra, and Ballet Conductor

Diego Barbosa-Vásquez on "Signor Deluso" by Pasatieri

CC: English Subtitles Available


Criticisms about my job as opera conductor...

Corpas Opera Workshop / Corpas Chamber Orchestra
Recording 16/Oct/2014 // La Pantella TV Productora Audiovisual 

Bogotá D.C, Colombia 

Huila Philharmonic with Carducci Quartet-London


Criticisms about my job as Music and Artistic Director of the Huila Philharmonic...

Carducci Quartet // 
Recording 19/Ago/2015 // Filarmónica del Huila

Neiva, Huila, Colombia 

"Diego [...] I actually think you should be our mentors [...] you bring many answers because you have fresher perspectives"*

Simon Woods (USA)

President and CEO, League of American Orchestras 

*Said in Public to the full Closing Plenary Session of the League of American Orchestras 2023 Annual Conference. 

"...a very solid conductor that is effective and knows what he is doing..."

Thomas Wieligman (USA)

Executive Administrator of Instrumental Ensembles at Jacobs School of Music - Indiana University

“I have had the pleasure of working with Diego Barbosa-Vásquez on the preparation and performance of two of my orchestral works. His work with the orchestra is very professional and disciplined, but always leaving room for intuition and creativity in the rehearsal process. He conducts from memory and with a deep love for the music and great respect for the performers and the composer. I am happy to continue to work with him on future projects, and know that my music is in good hands with him."

Daniel Cueto (Peru, Germany, USA)

Composer / Pursuing a Doctor of Music  in  Composition, Indiana University (USA) / Composer in Residence of TheACO (The Americas Chamber Orchestra)

“…Barbosa-Vasquez received a standing ovation that night; his presence and precision on stage never once betrayed the fact that he had only practiced with the orchestra a handful of times... "

Micaela Ricaforte - Zu News - USA

22 - Jan - 2018

“…You will delight your ears with the conducting of Musical Genius…”

El Mundo - El Salvador

8 - Nov - 2016

“…begins to consolidate as a synonym of energy, vitality, knowledge and security of a high artistic quality when a musical group is under his baton..."

Nuestras Bandas de Música - España

3 - Nov - 2016

“Talent Pride of Colombia”

Colfuturo (Colombia)


"Solid artistic career that fills all Colombians with pride” 

Colombia nos Une - Colombian Chancellery


“Has become an role model for the children and young people of our country” 

El Tiempo - Colombia

8 - Nov - 2016

“…Have worked with Maestro Barbosa-Vasquez was an enormous pleasure for me. Transforming the cold score into music for the first time is not a simple task. Maestro Barbosa-Vasquez captured perfectly the spirit of the composition. His commitment, technical solvency and musicality, concluded in an excellent result of the work.…”

Yanella Bia (Uruguay)

Composer / Oboist at the National Symphony Orchestra of Uruguay (SODRE) / Oboist at Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra

“…Diego is a great musician with professional judgment ... The artistic potential developed and the training that Diego has, make him an outstanding and prominent Conductor in the Colombian music scene…”

Maestro Leonardo Marulanda (Colombia - Austria)

Music Director of Caldas Symphony Orchestra (Colombia) and Cartagena Symphony Orchestra (Colombia) Ex-Assistant Conductor of the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra

“…he demonstrated an impeccable development, showing excellent technical knowledge as a conductor and violist... I would like to highlight his ongoing management attitude and willingness to develop his career at the highest level…”

Maestro Jorge Alejandro Salazar (Colombia)

Principal Conductor of the Juan N. Corpas Choir and Symphony Orchestra, Professor of Conducting Program at Juan N. Corpas School of Music / Finalist of the Cadaquez International Conductors Competition

“…Maestro Barbosa-Vásquez gave master classes and conducting classes to teachers and students of the Esperanza Azteca Founder Orchestra ... I am pleased to report that he gave a high quality and outstanding master classes…”

Julio Saldaña (México, Suiza)

Prix de Virtuosite – 1991 / Artistic Director of Esperanza Azteca Symphony Orchestra

“…Diego has proven essential qualities to stand out in his career such as respect and love with they do, this combined with his work, discipline and seriousness make him an excellent conductor…”

Dr. Raúl Vladimir García (Colombia, USA)

Doctor in Musical Arts (DMA) University of Rutgers USA / MA and Artist Diploma in Viola - YALE University USA / Principal of Viola of Colombian Symphony Orchestra

“…Diego stands out as a conductor that, using all his knowledge, achieves a complete analysis and appropriating deeply of the score, and thus, conceives performances with an excellent professional judgment…”

Jorge Pinzón (Colombia, URSS)

Chief of the Composition Department Fundación Universitaria Juan N. Corpas / Mayor Area in Oboe and Composition Moskow Tchaikovsky Conservatorie

“…the qualities of their written arguments are evidence of his intellectual maturity …”

Dr. Luis Gabriel Mesa (Colombia, France, Spain)

Doctor in History and Science of Music - University of Granada Spain / Director of the Master Degree Program at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana / Chief of the Musicology Department Fundación Universitaria Juan N. Corpas.


“…I consider that Diego has a great artistic and professional potential as Conductor and with his training in viola and prominent performance with the orchestra make him an ideal candidate…”

Anibal Dos Santos (Venezuela, USA, Colombia)

Mayor Área in Viola - Curtis Institute of Music USA / Award of the American Bartok Society by interpretation of Bartok Viola Concerto / Principal of Viola of the de Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra

“…talented conductor…” " doing an extraordinary job..."

Carducci Quartet (England)

Winners of international competitions: Royal Society Awards 2015, Concert Artists Guild International Competition 2007 and Finland’s Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition.

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