Vazquez

Jorge

Biography

Acclaimed by critics as an "outstanding" and "virtuoso conductor”, Jorge Vazquez continues to captivate musicians and audiences around the world for his “dynamic interpretations” and for “reclaiming the fervent musical intentions of composers”. Currently, he serves as Founder and Artistic Director of Filarmonía Orchestra in Xalapa, Mexico and was Assistant Conductor at the Teatr Wielki—Opera Narodowa in Warsaw, Poland. 

Vazquez has conducted orchestras such as the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony,  Rochester Philharmonic, Orchestre National d'Île-de-France, George Enescu Philharmonic, Polish National Opera Orchestra, Orchestre de Picardie, Malaga Philharmonic, Ensemble Orquesta de Cadaqués, Kielce Philharmonic, OFUNAM Orchestra, Berlin Sinfonietta, Orquesta Sinfonica de Xalapa, Michoacan Symphony, Oaxaca Symphony, Hartford Symphony, University of Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra, Academy of Teatro Colon Orchestra, Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra, and the Miami Music Festival Symphony Orchestra. 

 

He studied conducting with esteemed Maestro Grzegorz Nowak, Permanent Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director of the Polish National Opera, and has assisted Maestro Nowak in rehearsals, concerts and recordings with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Polish National Opera and Sinfonia Varsovia.

Vazquez’s growing career includes awards and invitations to a vast number of international competitions. Most recently he participated in the 12th Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition in Spain, and  in the innaugural OFUNAM International Orchestral Conducting Competition in Mexico, where he received fourth place. In 2017 he became a laureate of the 8th Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest International Conducting Competition in Romania, following an earlier First Prize win in 2016, at the 4X4 Prizes for Composers & Conductors International  Competition in the United States. In 2015 he won First Prize in the New Talents in Orchestral Conducting Competition in Mexico, and was subsequently engaged for six concerts with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa.

He was awarded the first ever Miami Symphony Conducting Fellowship by its Artistic Director Eduardo Marturet. Vazquez honed his skills in masterclasses at the Eastman School of Music, Hochshule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar and International Masterclasses Berlin, under the tutelage of such renowned conductors as Jose Serebrier, Lior Shambadal, Nicolas Pasquet, Johannes Schlaefli, Enrique Arturo Diemecke, Giancarlo Guerrero, David Effron, and Neil Varon.

Vazquez has rapidly established himself as one of the leading conductors of his generation, conducting in the United States, Germany, England, France, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Argentina and Mexico. During the first half of 2019 he debuts with OFUNAM Orchestra, Oaxaca Symphony and the Michoacan Symphony