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Lorenzo Guggenheim

Described as instinctive and talented, Lorenzo Guggenheim is a conductor with an emerging career conducting the broad orchestral repertoire, new music and opera. Hailed as “one of the promises in orchestral conducting in Argentina with international projection,” Mr. Guggenheim’s career was launched with his debut in the Teatro Colón of his native Buenos Aires at age 23 and his following performance with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile.

Since 2018 he resides in Canada, where he has recently been appointed as Music Director of the Oakville Symphony. Locally he has conducted Orchestra Toronto, Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra and founded the University of Toronto Campus Philharmonic Orchestra. He was selected as a semi-finalist for the 2022 Resident Conductor search of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

He participates frequently in international masterclasses, recently with the Jerusalem Symphony thanks to a scholarship from the Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation and at Domaine-Forget with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Bramwell Tovey where he conducted the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec. Among other renowned teachers are Benjamin Zander, Mark Gibson, Christian Măcelaru and Luis Gorelik.

Working on international stages, he conducted Orquesta de Mar del Plata where he was regarded as “an expert, perfectionist and seriously formed conductor” as well as Assistant Conductor for the debut of the Berlin Academy of American Music at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie. He collaborated with the Seattle Symphony’s Prokofiev and Shostakovich Festivals as Assistant and as Fellow for Music Director Ludovic Morlot in two seasons.

He holds positions as Assistant Conductor of the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Contemporary Music Ensemble and is currently engaged in research on the music of Franz Schreker, championing the performances of his symphonic repertoire as part of his Doctoral Studies under the mentorship of Uri Mayer.