Ludwig Carrasco

Ludwig Carrasco

Conductor

Orchestral Conductor (Master of Music) and Violinist (Bachelor of Music and Master of Music)
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WINNER, 2014 Conducting Competition of the Xalapa Symphony (Mexico) ARTISTIC CREATOR 2013, National Endowment for Culture and Arts (Mexico) WINNER, 2013 Markowitz Award for Orchestral Conductors (New York-Philadelphia) Positions: Principal Conductor of the Sinfonietta Prometeo and Conductor of SAKBÉ (new and contemporary music ensemble). Ludwig Carrasco has conducted in Austria, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain and the USA. He has acquired his experience and developed his activity as conductor with orchestras and ensembles like the Sinfonietta Prometeo, Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa, Orquesta de Cámara de la Universidad Michoacana, Orquesta de Cámara de Chihuahua, Orquesta Sinfónica de Michoacán, Orquesta de Cámara de Xalapa, Orquesta Sinfónica de Coyoacán, Liminar Ensemble, CEPROMUSIC Ensemble, UNT Chamber Orchestra, Nova New Music Ensemble, Denton Theater Orchestra, Jolivet Percussion Ensemble, Composer’s Readings Orchestra, UNT Symphony Orchestra, Spectrum Ensemble, Ensemble Kaleidoscope-USA, North Texas Concert Orchestra, Orquesta de Cámara PRESJOVEM, Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra, JOVE Música Nueva, Divertimento Ensemble, Orchestra del Palazzo Ricci and Ensemble Laboratorium, appearing at festivals and concert series such as the Dallas Festival of New Music (USA), Festival Internacional de Santander (Spain), KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen (Germany), Salzburg Biennale (Austria) and Estate Musicale in Toscana (Italy). Having also an extensive career as a violinist, he has performed concerts in Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the USA, and Venezuela, in distinguished halls that include the Musikverein (Austria), Wiener Konzerthaus (Austria), Salzburger Festspielhaus (Austria), Tonhalle Zürich (Switzerland), Berliner Philharmonie (Germany), Gewandhaus Leipzig (Germany), Konzerthaus Berlin (Germany), KKL-Luzern (Switzerland), Rudolphinum (Czech Republic), Parco della Musica (Italy), Carnegie Hall (USA), Kennedy Center for the Arts (USA), National Arts Center (Canada), Shizuoka Hall (Japan), Auditorio Nacional de Música (Spain), Sala Nezahualcóyotl (Mexico), Teatro Teresa Carreño (Venezuela), and Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico), as well as in important international festivals such as Salzburg, Lucerne, Davos, Ultraschall, Alicante, June in Buffalo, IMPULS, Bayreuth, Spoleto, KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen, Cervantino and Tage für Neue Musik Zürich, appearing as soloist of different orchestras and as a member of several chamber music groups. His career has intensified after winning several music competitions in Mexico and the USA, while at the same time receiving support from renowned institutions such as the Fulbright Foundation, Goldberg Trust, Semans Arts Fund, Fundación Carolina, Programa Alban, Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, Instituto Michoacano de la Juventud, Fondo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes de Michoacán, and Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México, being of special relevance for his conducting activities the 2010 Award from the Fondazione Dragoni (Italy) as well as the 2013 Markowitz Award for Orchestral Conductors (New York-Philadelphia). Furthermore, in 2014 he won the Conductors Competition of the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra (Mexico). He has appeared in radio and television programs in Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, and the USA, and can be heard in recordings for the labels Amati, CC Michoacán, Clásicos Mexicanos, Columna Música, Forlane, Grammont, J-INC, K 617, SF, Tañidos/SR, Tritó, UM, and Warner Music. Currently, he combines his activities as violinist and conductor, being a member of the Trío Morelia (Mexico), the Bacarisse String Quartet (Spain) and the Ensemble Laboratorium (Switzerland), as well as Principal Conductor of the Sinfonietta Prometeo and Conductor of SAKBÉ (new and contemporary music ensemble). Ludwig Carrasco, born in Morelia (Mexico) and currently living in Europe, began studying music in his home country and later on in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the USA, obtaining his Bachelor in Violin Performance as well as Master of Music degrees in Violin and Orchestral Conducting. He also holds graduate degrees in Musicology and Culture Management. His principal teachers in conducting include Steven Cooksey, Donald Black, David Itkin and Clay Couturiaux, furthering his studies by attending workshops and masterclasses with professors Gustav Meier, Michael Luig, Pierre-André Valade, Pierre Boulez, Cliff Colnot, Peter Eötvos, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Maurizio Dones, Sandro Gorli, Fernando Ávila Navarro, Marcello Viotti, Neeme Järvi, Leonid Grin and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. For more information (bio, calendar, videos, audio, repertoire, etc.) please visit: www.ludwigcarrasco.com
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