Hernan Schvartzman

Argentinean-Dutch conductor Hernán Schvartzman is an award winning and versatile artist who feels as equally at home conducting top historically informed ensembles, cutting edge contemporary music groups as leading international big scale opera productions and symphonic concerts.

He has worked with ensembles such as Vox Luminis, ASKO|SCHOENBERG, Netherlandse Bachvereniging, Gelders Orkest, Dortmunder Philharmoniker, Orchestra of the Early Music department of the Royal Conservatoire, New European Ensemble, Netherlands Chamber Choir, Dutch Radio Choir, Capella Amsterdam and Tetraktys.

Hernán is the musical leader of Dutch foundation OPERA2DAY and works as guest conductor for other companies such as Juventus Lyrica, Muziektheater Transparant, Nederlandse REISOPERA and Monteverdi Festival di Cremona. A selection of his operatic repertoire includes: Mozart-Da Ponte trilogy, Zauberflöte (Argentinean “Opera of the year” 2013), Cherubini’s Médee, Charpentier’s La Troupe d’Oprhée (Dutch Opera of the Year 2014) a world premiere of Tsoupaki ’s “Mariken in the garden of delights”, Gluk’s Orfeo ed Euridice, Monteverdi’s l’Orfeo, Rossini’s Le Comte Ory and Thomas’ Hamlet (nominated for the VSCD ovation price 2018).

He graduated Cum Laude from the Masters in Orchestral Conducting and Early Music opera conducting at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. His teachers were Jac van Steen, Kenneth Montgomery, Jos van Veldhoven, Ton Koopman, Reinbert de Leeuw, Peter van Hegyen and Michael Chance. Hernán was part of the selection committee for the “Composers Showcase” organised by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW) where he recorded the award winning chamber music pieces with the wind soloists of the BBC NOW. Hernán teaches “Ensemble Leading” at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague and held the position of main classical music advisor of the Argentinean Ministry of Culture for the opening of the Centro Cultural Kirchner, where he also gave masterclasses to Argentinean conductors, along with the Argentinean National Youth Orchestra.

Hernán Schvartzman was recipient of the prestigious Huygens Scholarship, awarded by the Dutch Government, and has also been selected as a 'Musical Top Talent', 'Creative top Talent' and 'Cultural ambassador of the City' by the municipality of The Hague.

He was nominated as Best Argentinean Conductor of the Year 2014 by the Argentinean Association of Musical Reviewers.

At the Early Music department of the Royal Conservatoire, Hernán Schvartzman is teaching ensemble leading.