Hernán Schvartzman, conductor
Hernán Schvartzman followed his first conducting studies at his hometown Buenos Aires with Antonio M. Russo. After some years of working with diverse choir and orchestra associations such as Coral Ars Subtilis, Asociación Coral Lagún Onak and Juventus Lyrica he moved to The Netherlands to carry on studying at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. At this institution he graduated ‘Cum Laude’ from the Masters in Orchestral Conducting and Conducting of Italian Opera from the 17th and 18th centuries (this last one at the Early Music Department). His teachers and coaches were Jac van Steen, Kenneth Montgomery, Jos van Veldhoven, Ton Koopman, Peter van Heygen and Michael Chance.
Hernán Schvartzman has participated in masterclasses given by Neeme Järvi, Frans Bruggen, Simon Halsey and Robert Sund among others, and worked with ensembles such as the Dortmunder Philharmoniker, Holland Symfonia, Gelders Orkest, Residentie Orkest, Ulster Orchestra, Netherldands Chamber Choir, Dutch Radio Choir and ensemble Vox Luminis. He assisted maestros such as Reinbert de Leeuw, Jac van Steen, Richard Egarr and Gabriel Garrido. Hernán has conducted in many of the main halls and churches of The Netherlands: Muziekgebouw aan’ t IJ, De Doelen Rotterdadm, Philarmonia Haarlem, Anton Philipszaal, Koninklijke Schouwburg, Lucent Dance Theater, Nieuwe Kerk and Korzo Theater.
For the foundation OPERA2DAY he conducted The Fairy Queen (Purcell, 2007, KvB Zaal), Agrippina (Handel 2009, Royal Theater of The Hague, Teatro Comunale di Modena), La Giuditta (A. Scarlatti, 2011, De Doelen Rotterdam and Odeon Zwolle) and Don Giovanni (Mozart, 2012, Royal Theater of The Hague, Rotterdamse Schouwburg). In the Dutch National Opera Academy he worked as assistant conductor for the productions of L’incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi, 2009) and Il Signor Bruschino (Rossini, 2011). He co-conducted Bizet’s Carmen (2008, Royal Theater of The Hague) in a co-production between Stella Den Haag and the Nationale Toneel. For the Opera Association Juventus Lyrica he conducted Mozart’s Così fan Tutte (2010, Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires) and for the dance company ‘The Dutch don’t dance division’ the ballet Abdallah (2011, Lucent Dance Theater).
During the last three seasons Hernán Schvartzman participated in the selection comitee for the ‘Composers Showcase’ organised by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW). In this program he recorded the awarded chamber pieces with the wind soloists of the BBC NOW. Since the beginning of the season 2011-2012 Hernán is teaching the subject ensemble leading at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.
Because of his artistic and academic success, Hernán Schvartzman has been awarded by the Dutch Government with the Huygens Scholarship. In the year 2011 he has been selected as a ‘Musical Top Talent’ and cultural ambassador of the city of The Hague by the municipality of The Hauge and the Foundation Venancio and in the year 2012 awarded as ‘Creative Top Talent’ by the government of The Hague.
Future engagements include Mozart’s Zauberflöte for Juventus Lyrica (2013), Cherubini’s Medee for OPERA2DAY (2013) and Charpentier’s Le Descente d’Orphee aux enfers (OPERA2DAY-Vox Luminis 2014).