The thirty year old conductor and violinist Diego Matheuz is a graduate of the internationally known Venezuelan Sistema, and is already widely known as one of the most promising developing talents from the Americas. Principal Guest Conductor of Orchestra Mozart since 2009, Matheuz was appointed Principal Conductor of Teatro la Fenice in September 2011. In August 2013 he started a three year appointment as Principal Guest Conductor of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
During the 2014/15 season in addition to his regular engagements in Venice and Melbourne, Diego Matheuz makes his debut with the Philharmonia Zurich, Gurzenich-Orchester Kölner Philharmoniker, BBC Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony, Orchestre National de Lyon and the Orchestre Chambre de Paris at the Festival de Saint-Denis. He takes up re-invitations to the Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France at their Festival Présences in Paris and to Seiji Ozawa's Saito Kinen Orchestra following a very successful tour of Japan and China with them in 2011. This season will also mark his opera debut in Spain, conducting Donizetti's Don Pasquale at the Liceu in Barcelona.