Conductor, composer, and scholar Vicente Chavarría holds degrees from the University of Miami and the University of Southern California (USA) and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Leuven (Belgium). A versatile musician, he has performed with the Boston Camerata, Bach-Collegium San Diego, LASchola, and Park Collegium (Belgium) and has guest conducted the Chamber Opera of USC (among others). He founded and led the ensembles Flos Campi and La Monarca in Los Angeles and Fra Angelico Chamber Choir and the Sibelius Camerata in Miami (with whom he gave the Miami premiere of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo).
Vicente made his international début in 2008, conducting the Sinfonia Bucharest in Romania. He has performed in masterclasses for Trudy Kane, Paul O’Dette, Andreas Scholl, Xavier Díaz-Latorre, Anne Azéma, and the Hilliard Ensemble, as a baritone and on flute, harpsichord, continuo organ, recorder, and Baroque guitar. A pupil of Morten Lauridsen, Vicente’s compositions and arrangements have been performed worldwide by various artists and ensembles.
Vicente is currently a postgraduate student in Orchestral Conducting at the Royal College of Music in London, studying with Howard Williams, Peter Stark, and Martyn Brabbins as well as composition with Haris Kittos. He is a Leverhulme Arts Scholar supported by a Reintamm Award. He works regularly with the RCM Philharmonic and Conductors Orchestras, Opera, New Perspectives, and New Ensemble, as well as the Croydon Youth Orchestra and the Imperial College Musical Theatre Society. He also sings in the BBC Symphony Chorus and the early music ensemble Dowland Works with Dame Emma Kirkby.