Julio Doggenweiler Fernández
Julio Doggenweiler Fernández has carried out a vast career as an orchestra conductor, particularly in Munich, Germany, where he resides permanently since 1990, as well as in Chile - his homeland - to where he travels periodically.
In the past few years, Julio Doggenweiler Fernández has been worked as a Guest Conductor with several symphony orchestras in Germany, Chile and Argentina. Since 2010, he has periodically conducted the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also been a Guest Conductor in the renowned Richard Strauss Festival in the city of Garmisch-Patenkirchen, Germany; and he has also conducted masterpieces for he Biennial of the Munich Contemporary Music Theatre.
In Chile, he has worked with the main Orchestras, such as the Chile Symphony Orchestra, the Philarmonic Orchestras of the Santiago Municipal Theater, and the Chilean Chamber Orchestra
One aspect of his profession which he undertakes with the utmost passion is his work with young musicians, which led him to form the ODEON-Youth Symphony Orchestra of Munich (ODEON-YSOM), which is associated to the Munich Symphony Orchestra. Conducting the former, he obtained first prizes in the Regional Contest for Youth Orchestras of Baviera in 2007 and 2011; as well as the German Award for Youth Orchestras in 2008. Outside Germany, he and the ODEON-YSOM won the International Summa Cum Laude Contest in Vienna, and the European Youth Music Festival Contest in Neerpelt, Belgium in May 2013
For ten years, Julio Doggenweiler Fernández was the permanent conductor of the Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir of Germering, Germany. During his tenure he organized - with great success - the most representative oratories by Bach, Häendel, Mozart, Rossini and Mendelssohn. His montage of the opera Orpheus and Eurydice by Gluck was particularly celebrated.
Julio Doggenweiler Fernández was born in Santiago, Chile. After completing his studies in flute at the Superior Music School in Hannover, Germany, and later in New York, he returned to Chile to become the First Flutist of the Chilean Symphony Orchestra. Later, he returned to Germany to study orchestra conduction at the Superior Music School in Munich, Germany, with Professors Rolf Reuter and Hermann Michael. There, he also attended the master classes of the great Maestro Sergiu Celibidache. He was a finalist at The Master Players Orchestra Conductors Contest in Lugano, Switzerland.