Conductor and composer, born in Seville (Spain), is one of the young conductors who are not even in their thirties with the greatest projection. His versatility makes him be present in both the symphonic and the operatic fields, regularly working with the main theatres and orchestras in countries like England, Holland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Moldavia, Albania, etc.

His activity as a main conductor in combination with his work as an assistant conductor of important masters such as Maurizio Benini, Carlo Rizzi, Cristóbal Soler or Pedro Halffter, has let him work with orchestras like the BBC London Symphony Orchestra, the Netherlands Philarmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra Regionale dalla Lombardía (I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano), the Opera Orchestra and National Ballet of Moldavia, the Opera Orchestra and National Ballet of Albania, the Symphony Orchestra of Navarra, the RTVE Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Community of Madrid, the Symphony Orchestra of Portugal, the Orchestra of the Balearic Islands, the Symphony Orchestra of Granada, the Royal Symphonic Orchestra of Seville, the Spanish National Youth Orchestra, the Orchestra of Soloists of London, the Symphony Orchestra of Brasov, the Orchestra della fondazione Bulgaria Classic, the Chamber Orchestra of l’Arena de Verona.

He has also worked in important theatres like the Dutch National Opera and Ballet, Barbican Centre Hall, Teatro Nacional Sao Carlos de Lisboa, National Opera and Ballet theatre of Moldova, National Opera and Ballet of Albania, Teatro Lírico Nacional de “La Zarzuela”, Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla, Teatro Principal de Palma, etc. His wide and diverse opera repertoire is worthy of metions, ranging from Italian opera with composers such as Verdi, Donizetti, Rossini, Bellini, Puccini, Leoncavallo, etc. to the German repertoire with Wagner or Zemlinsky or the French one with Massenet o Bizet, without forgetting the Spanish opera and the zarzuela.

Highlighting the fact that he got the first vacancy as a conductor of the Spanish National Youth Orchestra (JONDE) in 2014/2015, his musical training has been developed in the main European sites and with great masters such as B. Haytink (in the Courses of the Lucerne Festival, Switzerland), G. Gelmetti (in the Academia Chinguiana in Siena, Italy), G. Kalmar, R. Gessi, G. Pacor (Verona, Italy) and the Austrian Achim Holub (in London) among others, after his complete training in Spain (composition, choral conducting, saxophone, etc.), also studying orchestra conducting mainly with the masters Norman Milanés and Cristóbal Soler and composition with Alfonso Romero-Ramírez, having started his musical studies at an early age with the help of his grandfather A. Algarín.

It is also noteworthy to mention the recording with the BBC London Symphony Orchestra of the opera Zazà by Leoncavallo for the label ‘Opera Rara’ as an assistant conductor, under the direction of the master M. Benini.

His work as a composer has been performed by ensembles as the Madrid Community Orchestra or the Cahmber Orchestra of the ROSS and the Symphonic Orchestra of Navarra, in theatres such as the National Lyric Theatre or the Maestranza Theatre and also broadcasted by RTVE.

MANUEL BUSTO | Biography

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