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Columbian conductor Roger Díaz-Cajamarca is assistant to the artistic director of the Arnold Schoenberg Choir. In Bogotá, Colombia, he studied at the Universidad De Los Andes, where he also worked as choir master and professor after finishing his degree. Within the frame of educational projects he also worked closely with the Colombian ministry of cultural affairs. Since 2012 he continues his training at the University of Music and Performing Arts (mdw), Vienna, in the studies orchestral conducting under Uros Lajovic, Simeon Pironkoff and Johannes Wildner, and choral conducting under Erwin Ortner.


The young conductor took part in several master classes with Baldur Brönimann, Werner Pfaff, Simon Carrington, Maria Guinand, Alberto Grau and Andrés Orozco-Estrada to name a few. As a singer he is member of the Arnold Schoenberg Choir Vienna since 2012 which gave him the possibility to work with first-class conductors like Simon Rattle, Claudio Abbado and Nikolaus Harnoncourt and gain valuable stage experience with Plácido Domingo, Edita Gruberova and José Carreras among others. Since 2017 he is assistant choir master for the Arnold Schoenberg Choir for concerts and opera productions in Austria and abroad.


In 2015 Díaz-Cajamarca made his debut as conductor with Monteverdi’s opera „L’incoronazione di Poppea“ at the Institute for Voice and Musical Theatre of the mdw University. Recently he performed with the Webern Chamber Philharmonia at the anniversary concert of the University and Hainburg’s Haydn Society. This year Roger Díaz-Cajamarca assisted with the choral rehearsals of the production “The Fairy Queen”, "Maria Stuarda", "Der Besuch der alten Dame" at the Theater an der Wien and “Eugen Onegin” at the Palace Theatre Schönbrunn. In April he conducted Massenet’s “Werther” at mdw University and for the third time he worked as choir master at the Oper Burg Gars in the summer of 2017.

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