Diego García Rodríguez

Diego García Rodríguez was born in Escarabote (A Coruña).

He studied piano and chamber music at the Conservatory of Santiago de Compostela and the Conservatoire de Lausanne. He studies conducting at the Hochschule der Künste in Zürich and obtains a Master in orchestral conducting under the guidance of Professor Johannes Schlaefli.

He pursue his orchestra and opera studies with Diego Masson at the “Dartington Summer School”and was selected to participate in the first program for young conductors of the prestigious ensemble “London Sinfonietta”.

Diego is highly appreciated as an Opera conductor. Some of his most notable performances are “Don Carlo” and “Hänsel und Gretel” at the Teatro Real in Madrid, “Carmen” at the Opera Bałtycka in Gdansk, “Macbeth” at the National Opera and Ballet in Skopje, “Rigoletto”, “Macbeth” and “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” in Vigo, “Madama Butterfly” and “Le nozze di Figaro at the Dartington Summer Festival, “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” and “Rigoletto” in Donostia, “Die Dreigroschenoper” for the Centro Dramático Galego. He has performed the world premieres of “It makes no difference …” by Simone Spagnolo at the Tête à Tête festival in London, “Die träumenden Knaben” by Torsten Rasch at the “Two Moors Festival” in Devon and ” O Loro de Carlos V “by Nani García in A Coruña.

He has collaborated as guest conductor with the Real Filarmonía de Galicia, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Orquesta de Extremadura, Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga, Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinů, Akademicka Orkiestra Bydgoszcz, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia Youth Orchestra, Dartington Festival Orchestra and the Swiss instrumental ensemble “Kypris”.

He has been assistant conductor of Nicola Luisotti, Paul Daniel, Josep Pons and Nicolas Chalvin at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona, Festival Castell de Peralada, Opéra de Lausanne, Théâtre de Caen and Angers-Nantes Opéra.

Diego is founder member and artistic director of the Taller Atlántico Contemporáneo (TAC), Galician ensemble with which he develops an intense activity in the diffusion of contemporary music and its relationship with other artistic disciplines. With the Taller Atlántico Contemporáneo he performed at the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Semana de Música Religiosa de Cuenca, Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada, Festival Internacional de Santander and Quincena musical Donostiarra.