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Christian Vásquez is one of the most prolific musical talents to emerge from Venezuela in later years. Renowned for his charismatic stage presence, powerful interpretations and compelling musical integrity, Vásquez continues to attract international attention as one of the most outstanding conductors working today. 

Christian Vásquez became Chief Conductor of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra at the beginning of the 2013/14 season, inaugurating the start of an initial four-year term with Mahler Symphony No. 2 in the orchestra’s new hall in August 2013.

The 2015/16 season saw him become the Principal Guest Conductor of the Het Gelders Orkest, starting his tenure with a tour of the Netherlands featuring an all-Latin programme. In spring 2015, Christian had another huge success when he led at the Norwegian Opera four performances of Bizet’s Carmen. 

Vásquez was Music Director of the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela from 2010 to 2017. He took the orchestra on interesting international many tours which saw them perform in London, Berlin, Lisbon, Hamburg, Milan, Toulouse, Vienna, Amsterdam, Salzburg, Munich, Stockholm, Istanbul, Tokio, Beijing and Shangai.

Following his debut with the Gävle Symfoniorkester in 2009, one of his first appearances in Europe, Christian was appointed Principal Guest Conductor from 2010 to 2013. 

In addition to his many responsibilities with Gävle Symfoniorkester , Christian Vásquez lead the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande , Vienna Radio Symphony, , Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, , Camerata Salzburg, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic and Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

In 2010, Vásquez made his debut with the Israel Philharmonic invited by Music Director Zubin Mehta. During 2010/2011 season he also conducted the Vienna Radio Symphony, the  Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern,  Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra and  Belgian National Orchestra.

In North America, Vásquez has conducted the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa), New Jersey Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

In the 2012/13 season, conducts, amongst others, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester. During this time he also conducted the Salzburg Camerata  throughout international tours including performances at Grosses Festspielhaus, Wiener Konzerthaus,  Alte Oper de Frankfurt and Berliner Philharmonie. 

Christian’s 2013/14 season included projects with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Galicia Symphony, Berlin Konzerthausorchester, Prague Radio Symphony, Warsaw Beethoven Festival and Turku Philharmonic. 2014/15 saw Christian returns to the Arnhem Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, and Turku Philharmonic. 

Highlights of the 2015/16 season included projects with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, the Prague Radio Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico and Poznan Philharmonic. 

In addition to his regular commitments in Stavanger and Arnhem, 2017/18 sees Christian return to the Danish National Opera for New Year’s concerts with the Royal Danish Orchestra. He will also make his debut with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. Further orchestral highlights include collaborations with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and a European tour with the Het Gelders Orkest.

During 2017/18 season Christian made his debut with Rotterdam Philharmonic and with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Pinchas Zukerman. He also reunited with the Turku Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic and collaborated with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

The summer 2018 also saw Christian make his debut with the InterHarmony International Festival’s Youth Orchestra giving masterclasses and performing with Sergey Khachatryan. In addition to his regular commitments in Stavanger and Arnhem, 2018/19 sees Christian return to the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra for Beethoven 9 concerts as part of the orchestra’s long-standing December tradition. He will also make his debut with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and soloist Stefan Dohr.

Vásquez has worked closely with such world-class musicians as Simon Rattle, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Truls Mork, Sol Gabetta, Sergio Tiempo, Ray Chen, Kolja Blacher, Veronika Eberle, James Ehnes, Elina Vähälä, Sergey Khachatryan, Liza Ferschtman, Arabella Steinbacher, Benjamin Schmid, Alexandra Soumm, Antoine Tamestit, Natalie Clein, Julian Steckel, Claudio Bohorquez, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Amanda Forsyth, Jamie Walton, Pei- Jee Ng, Jian Wang.

Edicson Ruiz, Martin Grubinger, Pacho Flores, Kari Kriikku, Hakan Hardenberger, Tine Thing Helseth, Juan Ferrer, Reinhold Friedrich, Colin Currie, Simon Trpceski, Jonathan Biss, Kyrill Gerstein, Makoto Ozone, Håvard Gimse, Ingolf Wunder, Nicholas Hodges, Joseph Moog, Kristhyan Benitez, Kristiina Rokashevich, Bertrand Chamayou, Marianna Shirinyan, Lucas Jussen, Ole Kristian Dahl, Rolan Pontinen, Igor Levit y Stefan Schulz.

 Christian was born in Caracas. He began his music studies as a violinist and member of the renowned Venezuelan musical education program El Sistema. He began conducting studies under the tutelage of José Antonio Abreu in 2006. 

©Takafumi Leno
©Takafumi Leno


Christian Vásquez, Conductor

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra

Hector Berlioz, Fantastique Symphonie

Tchaikovsky-symphony No. 4 Mov. 2

Christian Vásquez and Helsinki Philharmonic,

November 2014

Christian Vásquez, Conductor

The Rite of Spring Excerpts, Stravinsky

Turku Philharmonic

Christian Vasquez and  the Teresa Carreño Symphony Orchestra

Christian Vásquez, Conductor

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Dvorak's symphony no. 8

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra

Christian Vasquez


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