Rodrigo Sierra Moncayo - Special Guest Conductor
Born in Mexico City, he began his musical studies at an early age. He obtained his Bachelor degree in piano studies with honorable mention from the National School of Music (UNAM) where he studied with Ninowska Fernández-Britto. He has taken several workshops and master classes in orchestral conducting both in Mexico and the United States, led by maestros such as Enrique Diemecke, Enrique Bátiz, Michael Jinbo, Kenneth Kiesler, Tito Muñoz, Lanfranco Marcelletti, Fernando Lozano, José Luis Castillo, among others. He was part of the Orchestral Conducting Program in the National System of Musical Development (SNFM), where he served for four years as assistant conductor of the Carlos Chávez Youth Symphony Orchestra and where he was a student in orchestration, analysis and polyphonic professorships of maestros Jorge Torres Sáenz, Humberto Hernández Medrano and Ricardo Miranda. In the same way, he was associate artistic director of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Autonomous University of Tlaxcala. With it, he gave two national workshops of orchestral conducting within the framework of the Symphonic University Festival of the entity.
He has been guest conductor of the Bellas Artes Chamber Orchestra, Mexico City Philharmonic, National Symphony, Xalapa Symphony, National Polytechnic Institute Symphony, UNAM Philharmonic, Aguascalientes Symphony, Guanajuato University Symphony, Oaxaca Symphony, Eduardo Mata University Youth Symphony, Querétaro State Philharmonic, Jalisco Philharmonic, Mexico State Symphony, Benevento Festival Philharmonic, Irpina Chamber, Kazakhstan Chamber, among others. He has accompanied artists such as Erika Dobosiewicz, Bárbara Piotrowska, Hyunah Park, Michael Severens, Marco Schiavo, Raffaele Bertolini, Claudio Mansutti, Asaf Kolerstein, Grace Park, Carol Gimbel, among others.
He is currently the artistic director of the Zapopan Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Palacio de la Cultura y los Congresos (PALCCO), in Jalisco.