Luis Fernando Madrid is an established and highly respected conductor in his home country, Colombia. He has an extensive repertoire of Symphonic and Operatic works. With a Master’s degree in conducting, he is currently completing his Doctor of Music Arts Degree.
This year, Luis has been awarded the prestigious Colciencias scholarship from the Colombian Government to undertake his DMA research studies at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He has been the previous recipient of many scholarships, including two scholarships from the University of Sydney and in 2012 the Colfuturo from Colombia, which enabled him to complete his Master’s degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Luis has been fortunate to study with many important conductors, among them, Baldur Brönnimann, National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia; Eckehard Stier, of Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra; Simon Carrington, founder of the King Singers; Eduardo Diazmuñoz Gomez and Imre Pallo.
Luis has regularly been invited to return to Colombia to conduct the major orchestras there, Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogota and Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Colombia.