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Just in: young Venezuelan lands a European orchestra

He’s a sistema graduate, 27 years old, and he’s just been named chief conductor by the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, in Norway. His name is Christian Vasquez. Bookmark it.

Here’s the agent’s bio and promo pic.

Christian Vásquez

Stavanger, Norway’s oil capital, will get a brand new concert hall next year. Christian could be on a roll.

Ever since Gustavo Dudamel made the first breakthrough, half a dozen sistema conductors have launched careers on the international foothills, among them Diego Matheuz, Carlos Izcaray (presently at Wexford Opera), Ana María Raga and Ilyich Rivas. Who’s next?


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