Ramon Eduardo Catalan Resume


Versatile Chilean conductor and pianist, winner of several prizes and special awards, with a vast experience in performing the symphonic repertoire, operas, and Broadway musicals, as well as the solo and chamber music repertoire. Mr. Catalan received his early musical education in Chile. Later on he moved to Argentina where he graduated with honors from Universidad Nacional de San Juan. In 2000 he moved to the United States where he graduated with an MM in Piano Performance and Orchestral Conducting from Florida International University.

Under the guidance of Maestro Carlos Riazuelo, Mr. Catalan completed his graduate studies in Orchestral Conducting at Florida International University. He has also taken conducting courses with Dr. Roby George and Maestro Stewart Robertson, developing an important role with ensembles and orchestras in South Florida. In 2005 he attended the Florida International University Conducting Symposium with Dr. Angela Woo, Dr. Thomas Lee, and Mr. Gary Hill. In 2009 Mr. Catalan attended the Conducting Seminar with Maestro Kurt Masur in Manhattan, New York City. Premieres as a conductor include the musicals Birds Without Wings (Miami 2006), Miracle in Memphis (New York City 2009), and the Greek Opera Ektor (New York City 2010).

Praised by audiences in Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico, and throughout the US (Florida, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Washington DC and North Carolina) Mr. Catalan has collaborated in several occasions with the Orquesta Juvenil Preparatoria de la Universidad Nacional de San Juan, U.N.S.J. Symphony Orchestra, The Kid's Village Chamber Orchestra, FIU Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, FIU Theater, FIU Symphony Orchestra, FIU Opera, The Toscanini Orchestra, FIU New Music Ensemble, FIU Wind Ensemble, The Coral Gables Chamber Symphony, Latin-American Ensemble, FIU Symphonic Band, The Alhambra Orchestra, New York University Film Scoring Orchestra. The Gold Coast Opera, 34th Senior High School Concert Bands, Blue Lake High School Symphony Orchestra, The American Orchestra, Olympus Youth Orchestra, The Classics Orchestra New York, Manhattan Camerata, St. Kieran Choir, Miami Dade College Gospel Ensemble, MDC-North Youth Ensemble, St. Thomas Ensemble, FUMC Chancel Choir, Pacer Choir, and St. John Bell Choir, among others.

Mr. Catalan has been invited to participate in several festivals: Spring Festival of the Arts at Wolfson Miami Dade College, Florida International University Music Festival, Sub-Tropics Contemporary Music Festival in Miami, Florida Atlantic University Film Festival in Boca Raton, 46th Annual Meeting of Composers Miami, Florida Music Educators Association Conference in Tampa, Florida; Southern Regional Conference for the College Band Directors National Association in Atlanta, Georgia; Hampden-Sydney Music Festival, Virginia; Blodgett Recital Series at BLFAC Music Festival, and CBDNA in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Mr. Catalan has been a resident of New York City since 2008 where he is the Founder Conductor of the Manhattan Camerata, Music Director at St. Jerome Catholic Church, Conductor of the Classics Orchestra NY, and Artistic Director CDEI International Music Composition Contest Manhattan 2010. During the summer he serves as a Faculty Member at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Michigan (since 2006). Recent performances have taken him to the New York University, The New York Times, St. Patricks' Cathedral in Manhattan, Manhattan School of Music, and Princeton, New Jersey.

Updated:  January 20, 2011

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