FERNANDO ESCALONA

Venezuelan countertenor began his vocal studies in El Sistema under the guidance of Margot Parés-Reyna and studied interpretation and style with Isabel Palacios at Camerata Barroca de Caracas. In 2005, he made his debut as a soloist in the Festival «MozartFest» at the Aula Magna of the UCV with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. The same year he participated in the title role of the opera "Brundibár" by Hans Krása.

 

He has attended masterclasses with teachers such as Gerald Wirth, Michael Pinkerton, Gregor Rot, Laura Claycomb, Renée Morloc, Cybele Gouverneur, Markus Marquardt, Nicole Falien, Monique Zanetti, Marteen Koningsberger and Bernhard Kerres, among others.

 

Fernando was founding member and singing assistant coach of the Simón Bolívar National Choir taking part in numerous tours in Europe, Latin and North America as well as singing under the baton of well-known conductors such as Helmut Rilling, Diego Matheuz, Dietrich Paredes, Roberto Tibiriçá, Thomas Clamor, Johan de Meij, Krzystof Penderecki, Sir Simon Rattle, Claudio Abbado and Gustavo Dudamel.

 

In 2014 he performed as a soloist in Beethoven´s Choral Fantasy with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Two years later, Fernando had a great success after performing in Orff´s Carmina Burana under the baton of Christian Vásquez and scenic direction by Miguel Issa.

 

Continuing his vocal studies with Yves Sotin and Viviane Durand in Paris-France, currently, he is also studying choral conducting and musical style with Fabien Armengaud and the eminent maestro Olivier Schneebeli in the Centre of Baroque Music in Versailles-France.

 

More recently, Fernando worked as Assistant Director to prepare the choir for Johan de Meij´s Third Symphony, singing masterclasses and a recital in México. 

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