Director de Orquesta Óliver Díaz

MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF TEATRO DE LA ZARZUELA & PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR OF BARBIERI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.

After studying piano at the Peabody Conservatory of the John Hopkins University, he was awarded with the prestigious ‘Bruno Walter’ orchestral conducting scholarship to study at the Juilliard School of Music with conductor such us, Otto Werner Mueller, Charles Dutoit or Yuri Temirkanov.

Back from the United States, he founded the Gijón City Symphony Orchestra and the Barbieri Symphony Orchestra, being the artistic director and conductor of both Orchestras.

With an extensive repertoire from Baroque to Contemporary Music ,  led him to conduct most of the main  Spanish Orchestras such as the RTVE Orchestra , the Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra, the Gran Teatro del Liceu Symphony Orchestra, the Valencian Community Orchestra or the Madrid Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic of Galicia, the Euskadi Orchestra, the Oviedo Philharmonic, the Galician Symphony Orchestra, the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra or the Principality of Asturias Orchestra. Abroad he has also worked with the Monte Carlo Orchestra, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, New Amsterdam Symphony, Cluj Philharmonic Orchestra, with which he has constant collaboration, the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra or the National Orchestra of Peru.

He has also worked in important Spanish opera houses such as the Palau de Les Arts, the Campoamor Theater, the Zarzuela Theater, the Royal Theater of Madrid, the Gran Teatro del Liceu or the Teatro de la Maestranza, and outside our borders, in the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, in the Roman Theater in Orange, in the Royal Opera House in Muscat (Oman), being the first Spanish conductor to debut in the pit of the prestigious Helikon Theater in Moscow.

He has been invited to conduct at prestigious festivals such as the Santander International Festival or Les Chorégies d’Orange.

Future commitments include his return to the Teatro de la Zarzuela, or coliseums such as the Teatro de la Maestranza, the Campoamor Theater in Oviedo or the Gran Teatro del Liceo, as well as concerts in Madrid, Tenerife and his debut in the ABAO season.

Between 2015 and 2019 he held the position of Musical Director of the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid and is a founder member and vice-president of the Spanish Association of Orchestra Directors (AESDO).

In recent years, he has developed his double role as a composer and musical arranger in different productions commissioned by the Teatro de la Zarzuela, RTVE Orchestra, and the Spanish National Dance Company. 

He has to his credit more than a dozen recordings made for the record labels NAXOS or Warner Music Spain, among others.