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RAFAEL REYES

Is a conductor, educator, euphonist, and music entrepreneur, from the National University of Music of Peru. With a trajectory that intercepts multiple disciplines, Rafael Reyes Acevedo consolidates the pace in the foundation of a rising industry. His pedagogical dynamics and entrepreneurial vision are the virtues that accompany his faculties in musical conducting and education.

In July 2018, he attended the «AEYTB 2018 Festival» organized by the Spanish Association of Tubas and Euphoniums in the city of Madrid, Spain. In June 2019, he participated in the «Fundamentals of Orchestral Conducting Workshop.» In 2021, he was a guest conductor at the «Por Esto Cantamos Juntos» Festival in Pasto, Nariño, Colombia, where he conducted the city’s orchestra and led an orchestral strengthening workshop for students and music teachers.

He is currently working as a conductor and teacher in the American School Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Orchestra, Band, and Choir of the Tempo School of Music. He managed the previous editions of the Lima Conducting Workshop, starting with a formal six month – course in 2021.

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NICHOLAS BAKER

Dallas-born Nicholas Leh Baker is a dynamic young conductor with a rising profile. He received the Bruno Walter Conducting Scholarship at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, highlighting his artistic achievements. In 2018, Nicholas made his impactful debut with the Lviv Philharmonic in Ukraine and premiered a commissioned Violin Concerto featuring violinist Chloe Trevor.

Nicholas has guest conducted several ensembles, including the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, the Austin Symphony, and the Syzygy Contemporary Ensemble. He’s worked with professional groups like Alia Musica Pittsburgh, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, and Shepherd School of Music. He’s also been part of masterclasses with renowned conductors like Marin Alsop and Gustav Meier.

Nicholas is a dedicated violinist and chamber musician, known for founding Duo Scordatura, premiering numerous new works. His contributions have garnered praise from critics and composers alike, making him a promising talent. Baker is a graduate of SMU Meadows School of the Arts under notable mentors, including teachers as Larry Rachleff, Don Schleicher and Paul C. Phillips.

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CARLOS RAMÍREZ

D. in Music with specialization in Musicology, Master in Education with mention in Education Management from the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola and Bachelor of Music in Performance from the National Conservatory of Music of Peru.

Symphony orchestra conductor, percussionist and music management leader with experience in national and international musical groups. He has worked as a specialist in the Peruvian Ministry of Education in the Orquestando Pedagogical Initiative for more than ten years and has more than fifteen years of experience in orchestral conducting.

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EDUARDO MOGNASCHI

Saxophonist, entrepreneur and luthier, general director of Maderas & Metales, a leading national distributor of exclusive brands for wind instruments, working directly with brands such as Buffet Crampon, Vandoren, Barkley, Eastman Music Company, among others.

He is the founding director of the International Violinmaking Seminar, which has been successfully presented 10 times in collaboration with different countries in the region. Mognaschi is also president of the Latin American Association of Lutherie.

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