The twenty-nine 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.
In October 2010 Diego Matheuz made his professional opera debut conducting Rigoletto at Teatro la Fenice, and following his appointment as Principal Conductor he conducts two operas and several concerts a season in Venice, including a recent Tchaikovsky symphony cycle and productions of La Traviata and La Bohème. On the 1st of January 2012 he directed the prestigious New Year concert at Teatro la Fenice, broadcast live on RAI television and subsequently released on DVD. During the 2013/14 season he will again conduct the New Year concert and productions of Carmen, Il Barbiere di Siviglia and The Rake’s Progress.
The 2013/14 season will see him return to the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and to Australia for a Stravinsky Festival with Melbourne Symphony – his first engagement since being appointed their Principal Guest Conductor. He will also make his debut with the Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Engagements further ahead include his opera debut in Spain conducting Don Pasquale at the Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, a first visit to the Gurzenich-Orchester Kölner Philharmoniker and a re-invitation to the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Diego Matheuz maintains a strong association with his native orchestras, returning regularly to Caracas, and in 2013 he was appointed Associate Conductor of the Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela. Last season he toured with the orchestra to Turin, Naples, Genoa, Palermo and Reggio Emilia, and in July 2013 he conducted them in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Bogota. In summer 2013 he also takes part in the Sistema residency at the Salzburg Festival, appearing with the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela.
For more information please go to Diego's full biography, downloadable from this website.