Silvina Peruglia is an Argentinean-Spanish conductor, recently graduated from the Haute École de Musique de Genève with a master’s degree in orchestral conducting. Soon after her arrival in Europe, she was invited to participate in some of the most prestigious events for young conductors: the Gstaad Conducting Academy in 2018 and, in 2019, she was selected as one of the twenty finalists of the 56th Besançon International Competition for Young Conductors.
Passionate about the voice, for her European debut in 2018, she conducted the Paukenmesse by Haydn at the Bordeaux Cathedral with musicians of l’Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine. She was invited by Salvatore Caputo following their first encounter in an opera workshop at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires.
Season 2020-21 includes her conducting debut with the Orchestre National d’Auvergne in a performance of the opera “Victor, Émile et la baronne” by Isabelle Aboulker. She will also participate in the International Conducting Competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest.
With a strong affinity for the operatic repertoire, since her debut in opera conducting in 2012, she conducted in Buenos Aires productions of «Die Fledermaus», «Cosi fan Tutte», «Le Nozze di Figaro», «Luisa Fernanda», «Don Giovanni» and «L’ elisir d’amore».
Silvina worked as assistant conductor for Georg Fritzsch, Antonio Pappano, Carlos Vieu, among others, and worked with living composers Martin Matalon and Phillipe Leroux.
Recently shortlisted for La Maestra Conducting Competition and invited to audition for the Junior Conducting Fellowship at the RNCM in Manchester, she participated in masterclasses with Jaap Van Zweeden, Marin Alsop, Sian Edwards, Eiji Owe, Johannes Schlaefli and Julien Salemkour.
She conducted the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Gstaad Festival Orchestra, Orchestre Regional de Normandie, Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Comté, Orchesta Sinfónica de Entre Ríos and Orquesta del ISA-Teatro Colón, among other ensembles.
Silvina is a recipient of the “Bourse d’excellence” de la Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève- Fondation Wilsdorf, Gertrud Rüegg Stiftung Stipendium and scholarships given by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Peter Eotvos Contemporary Music Foundation, OSSESP Foundation, Mozarteum Argentino, amongst others.
Silvina was born in Buenos Aires and has a bachelor’s degree in Conducting from the UNA (National University of Arts). An enthusiast of musicological research, both her master’s research project and her bachelor thesis obtained the highest marks. The latter, a project about Mozart-Da Ponte Operas, has been selected to be published in the UNA’s musicological journal.