About

Argentinean conductor Natalia Salinas leads a very active and constantly expanding career, forging a solid reputation across different continents. She worked with the most important orchestras in Argentina and South America, including different engagements in the main Opera Houses of her country: Teatro Colón and Teatro Argentino de La Plata. Since 2019 -when she moves to France-, she started expanding her activity in Europe, receiving invitations to participate as a guest conductor in festivals in France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.


In 2021 Natalia Salinas was awared by the Music Critics Association of Argentina for their Breakthrough Artist Award as an Orchestra Conductor and nominated for the Argentinean Premiere of works by foreing composers Award. In the same year, she was selected as a finalist in the LÁNYI INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION 2021.

 

In 2022 she maintains her commitments with orchestras from Argentina and Chile, and will debut in front of orchestras in Brasil, México and Uruguay; in 2022 she will also make her debut in Switzerland at the St. Gallen Theater as part of the 2021/2022 season with the opera María de Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla, with whom she mainteins commitments for the next season.

 

During 2021 she made her opera debut in Austria at the Taschenopernfestival (Pocket Opera Festival) Salzburg 2021 and in Germany with the Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Muskifabrik Ensemble.

During the 2020 season she was invited by the Teatro Colón in Argentina as main conductor to lead two chamber opera productions: La Hija de Rappaccini by Daniel Catán, and The Raven by Toshio Hosokawa. She has also been invited to collaborate with orchestras in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. In the same year, she worked at the Opéra National du Rhin (Strasbourg, France) as assistant conductor for the world première of the opera Dreamers of the Moon, by Howard Moody, and for Hansel and Gretel by E.Humperdinck. She was also invited to work at the IMPULS Festival 2020 in Germany as main Guest Conductor with the Magdeburgische Philharmonie. 

Currently, she pursuit a Franco-German Doctorat in orchestral conducting at Université de Strasbourg, Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin and Hochschule für Musik Freiburg. She completed her master degree in Orchestral Conducting specialized in music of the XX and XXI centuries at the University of Strasbourg and at the Haute École des Arts du Rhin in France. She was awarded by the Universidad Nacional de México with a full scholarship, for the first Diploma course on Latin American Composers. She is also licentiate degree in orchestral conducting from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata and trained as a pianist at the Conservatorio de Música de Santa Cruz in Argentina.

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Natalia Salinas stands out for “her great vitality and personal imprint on the podium" .
(Salatino, 2019)