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Diego Matheuz

Conductor

At the age of 35, Diego Matheuz can already look back on an international career spanning more than a decade. 

Appointed Principal Conductor of Teatro La Fenice, Diego Matheuz toured Europe as the Principal Guest Conductor of Orchestra Mozart Bologna and has lead many of the world’s major ensembles including the Berlin and Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestras, Los Angeles Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Orchestra Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestra Nazionale della Santa Cecilia, and BBC Philharmonic. At the 2016 ECHO Klassik awards, Diego Matheuz conducted the Konzerthausorchester Berlin in an internationally-broadcast concert.

Operatic engagements have taken Diego Matheuz to some of the most prestigious opera houses in the world, including the Berliner Staatsoper, the Gran Teatr del Liceu, the Teatro Regio Torino, and the Festival Rossiniana in Pesaro. 

Beginning as a violinist in the Venezuelan program known as El Sistema, Diego Matheuz was mentored by its founder, José Antonio Abreu, and Claudio Abbado. Diego regularly returns to Venezuela, as Principal Conductor of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra.

Renowned soloists who have worked under his baton include Nicola Benedetti, Rudolf Buchbinder, Ray Chen, Olga Peretyatko, Pretty Yende, Nikolaj Znaider, and Pinchas Zukerman.

Diego Matheuz has been praised for his elegant and refined style and feels equally comfortable conducting Mozart or Mahler, Shostakovich or Bruckner, Rossini or Verdi, Ginastera or Márquez. 

2018/19 has included Diego Matheuz's Viennese debut at Theater an der Wien, concerts with the Orchestre National de Lille and the RTVE Orchestra, and Deutsche Grammophon’s 120th Anniversary Gala in Tokyo. The season will conclude with Puccini at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos and the Teatro del Maggio Musicale.