Daniel Rueda Blanco
Born in Colombia and educated in Vienna, the conductor and pianist Daniel Rueda Blanco was Chief Conductor of the Colombian National Conservatory Chamber Orchestra (2014-15) and Conductor of the Conservatory Contemporary Music Ensemble (2013); he was also Assistant Conductor of the Concentus21 Orchestra of Vienna (2018). In 2018 he was awarded with the Scholarship of the Sobotka-Janeczek Foundation in Vienna, for excellent Conductors and Soloists.
In 2018 he was Semifinalist of the I International Conducting Competition of the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra; as well, he was winner of the Conducting Competitions of the Colombian National Symphony Orchestra (2017) and of the Caldas Symphony Orchestra (2015). Daniel has worked with different orchestras in Colombia and Europe, among others, the Ortenau Orchester Offenburg (Germany), the String Orchestra of the Strasbourg Conservatory (France), the Strasbourg University Orchestra, the Critical Orchestra of the MDW, the ProArte Orchestra of Vienna and the Collegium Musicum Orchestra of Bogotá. He has collaborated as well with the international soloists Andrea Orjuela Niño (Colombia), Karen Bohórquez (Ecuador) and Henrike von Heimburg (Germany). As Pianist, Daniel was winner of the Soloist Competition of the Colombian National Conservatory (2014). As well, as Pianist of the Webern Symphony Orchestra since 2017, he has worked with the conductors Franz Welser-Möst and Ilan Volkov –with this last one in the Wien Modern Festival 2017.
Daniel received in 2016 his Bachelor with Honors in Conducting from the Colombian National Conservatory, where he studied with Libardo Saavedra and Tetsuo Kagehira (Conducting), and Raúl Mesa (Piano). Currently, Daniel continues his Master Studies in Conducting in the MDW – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, with Simeon Pironkoff (Conducting) and Thomas Kreuzberger (Piano). He has also participated in the Masterclasses in Piano with Blanca Uribe and Pilar Leyva, and in Conducting with Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Guerassim Voronkov, Miquel Ortega and Olivier Grangean.