Lorenzo Guggenheim was selected as the new Music Director and Conductor of the Oakville Symphony in July 2022.
Described as instinctive and talented, Lorenzo Guggenheim is a conductor with an emerging career conducting the broad orchestral repertoire, new music and opera. Hailed as “one of the promises in orchestral conducting in Argentina with international projection,” Mr. Guggenheim’s career was launched with his debut in the Teatro Colón of his native Buenos Aires at age 23 and his following performance with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile.
He has resided in Canada since 2018, and was appointed as Music Director and Conductor of the Oakville Symphony beginning in the 2022-23 season. This season he will also conduct the York University Symphony Orchestra as well as having re-engagements with the Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra and with the University of Toronto Campus Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Ontario Museum. Locally he has also conducted Orchestra Toronto and Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra selected him as semi-finalist for the 2022 Resident Conductor search. An active entrepreneur, Mr. Guggenheim founded the U of T CPO in 2018 and the Canadian Studio Symphony in 2022, with which they recorded an album of new music by Felipe Téllez.
Working on international stages, he conducted the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and Orquesta de Mar del Plata (Argentina) where he was regarded “an expert, perfectionist and seriously formed conductor” as well as being Assistant Conductor for the Berlin Academy of American Music at their debut at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie. Guggenheim collaborated with the Seattle Symphony’s Prokofiev and Shostakovich Festivals as Assistant Conductor for Pablo Rus Broseta and was offered a Fellowship by Seattle Symphony’s Music Director Ludovic Morlot in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons, acting twice as Cover Conductor as part of his master’s studies at the University of Washington.
Lorenzo participates frequently in international masterclasses, recently at Domaine-Forget with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Bramwell Tovey where he conducted the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec. Among other renowned teachers are Benjamin Zander, Mark Gibson, Christian Măcelaru and Luis Gorelik. Guggenheim has conducted the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in 2022 as part of a masterclass with Maestros Steven Sloane and Catherine Larsen-Maguire, sponsored by a grant from the Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation.
Mr. Guggenheim holds positions as Music Director of the Oakville Symphony, Music Director of the U of T Campus Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as Assistant Conductor of the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Contemporary Music Ensemble. He is currently engaged in research on the music of Franz Schreker, championing the performances of his symphonic repertoire as part of his Doctoral Studies under the mentorship of Uri Mayer.
*Updated September 2022. Please disregard all previous materials. This biography must not be edited without permission from the artist.