Facundo Agudin


Facundo Agudin was born in Buenos Aires. After completing a Master's programme in Conducting at the Universidad Católica Argentina under the Professors Néstor Andrenacci and Guillermo Scarabino, he was trained in medieval music in Bologna under Pedro Memelsdorff and completed postgraduate studies on Historical Composition at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

As baritone, his six-year professional experience with the Swiss Chamber Choir and the Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, singing under Claudio Abbado, Sir Simon Rattle, Armin Jordan, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Gennadii Roshdestwenskii, David Zinman and in particular Valery Gergiev, provided major impulses for his further development as a conductor.

In 2004 he founded the ensemble "Musique des Lumières" of which he has been since both musical and artistic director. He is  co-founder of "Neue Opernprojekte Basel" and Festival "Stand’Eté".

Between 2006 and 2008, he worked as Principal guest Conductor at the Armenian National Opera Theatre. In 2007, he was granted the First Prize at the Colin Metters International Seminar with the St Petersbourg Symphony Orchestra. Since 2009, he has also been Principal Conductor of the Patagonia Symphony (Argentina) in cooperation with the Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires. Both on symphonic and lyrical repertoires, he has collaborated with Basel Symphony Orchestra, Biel Symphony Orchestra, St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, State Opera Orchestra of Armenia, Kislovodsk Philharmonic, Teatr Wielki Poznan, Teatro Colon Philharmonic, National Symphony Argentina, Orquesta Estable del Teatro Argentino de La Plata, Orchestra CRT Torino, Sinfonica Aosta, Orchestra Classica Italiana and Orchestre de Cannes.

In 2014/15 he made his debut at the Mariinski Theatre in St Petersburg (Faust) and was a guest conductor at the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional del Paraguay and at the National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina, among others. He conducted numerous concerts with "Musique des Lumières" as well as a new production of La Traviata at the Festival Stand'Eté.

Facundo Agudin has premiered works by Christian Favre, Jaqueline Fontyn, Dominique Gesseney, Christian Giger, Elmar Lampson, Andreas Pflüger, David Sonton, Julio Viera, Pablo Ortiz and Marcelo Nisinman. He intensely collaborates with Universal Music Group and was asked by Ricordi Munich to promote the discovery of Simon Mayr’s large operatic work. 

His recordings with "Musique des Lumières" include C.Favre’s Requiem (Doron Music), Schumann’s Der Rose Pilgerfahrt (Doron Music), S.Mayr’s Demetrio (DRS2/OehmsClassics), Nuevo Tango Nuevo (Oehms Classics) as well as "Cantique" (works by Max Reger, Ernest Bloch and Andreas Pflüger).

Facundo Agudin leads special projects such as Nuevo Tango Nuevo: symphonic tango in post-Piazzolla era (Ricordi Universal), the film production La orquesta del desierto (Patagonia 2014) and the choreographic premiere Les autres Sacres (Basel 2014), an educational project with the choreographer Richard Wherlock and the Ballet Basel.

He is a member of the "Forum des 100", hundred personalities who make the Suisse Romande.

September 2015


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