Christian Vásquez is a protégé of the internationally renowned Venezuelan “El Sistema” and has already established himself as one of the most promising developing talents from the Americas.
Christian Vásquez’s career has been primarily European-based to date. He has been the Music Director of the Stavanger Symphony in Norway from 2013 and is also the Principal Guest conductor of Het Gelders Orkest in Netherlands since 2016.
Maestro Vásquez is unlike any other Venezuelan conductor – his conducting style is not flamboyant balletic gesturing, instead he performs every concert without a score, which allows him to have constant eye contact and provides an enduring emotional dialogue. The connection between heart, mind and soul make him a deeply musical and truly inspirational artist.
You can see Christian Vásquez in action at The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Fire & Fantasy on Thursday 14 May.