Ricardo Averbach

Ricardo Averbach


Ricardo Averbach is the winner of the 2010 American Prize in Conducting, and received the 1st Honor Diploma at the 2010 Masterplayers International Music Competition in Lugano, Switzerland. After graduating in engineering in Brazil with the highest honors and receiving a scholarship for graduate studies in Harvard, he changed his trajectory in search of his passion for music. He moved to Bulgaria – without knowing the language – and graduated in orchestra, choral and opera conducting at the National Academy of Music. Now he is fluent in Bulgarian, and a few other languages…

After working in Brazil as acting Music Director of the Orquestra Sinfônica Municipal de São Paulo, he received a doctoral degree at the University of Michigan, and became the Director of Orchestral Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  Currently, he occupies the same position at Miami University of Ohio, and was elected President of the College Orchestra Directors Association. Past positions include being Music Director of the Echternach Festival Orchestra in Luxembourg. His discography includes several world premiere recordings, which have sold more than half a million copies around the globe. Averbach conducts regularly in South and North America and Europe, having performed as guest conductor in Bulgaria, Russia, Portugal, Italy, Luxembourg, France, China, Brazil, Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Japan and the United States.

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