Presented by Sergio Bernal, Director of Orchestral Studies and a Professor of Music at Utah State University
Director Sergio Bernal presents his "tutor," Director Eduardo Mata fascinating history through a life of conducting.
Director Eduardo Mata, Mexican native but World Citizen, took the Latin American contemporary music to higher levels around the world. Mr. Mata served as Director, Musician, Conductor, Composer, Cofounder of the Mahler Society Mexico, Resident Director of Phoenix Symphonic, Guest Director of the London Symphonic and Director of the Dallas Symphonic Orchestra. His work in Venezuela allowed him the opportunity to direct the Youth Symphonic Simon Bolivar Orchestra many times. From his passion for developing young musicians in Venezuela he was awarded the Andres Bello Award in Music in 1989.
Sergio Bernal, a native Colombian and outstanding Latin American conductor, composer, and teacher, will take us by the hand and lead us through Director Mata's life experiences and colorful history. Director Bernal, Director of Orchestral Studies, and a Professor of Music at Utah State University, was an apprentice to the late Maestro Eduardo Mata at the Dallas Symphony and subsequently works as his assistant in recording projects of the Ibero-American symphonic repertoire.