Conductor Nacho de Paz is specially renowned for his commitment to the music of XXth and XXIst centuries. His work with experimental, multimedia and new creation repertoire is a reference in Spain. Trained in the Russian piano school, he holds master’s degrees in Piano and Composition. He has been awarded the international composition prizes Joan Guinjoan (2002), Luigi Russolo (2003) and SGAE of electroacoustics (2004). He got specialized in Orchestral Conducting with Arturo Tamayo and Pierre Boulez. Chosen as conductor by Ensemble Modern, he received a scholarship from the German Government and did a Master in Contemporary Music at the University for Music and Performing Arts of Frankfurt. Due to the covid19 pandemic, he resumed his activity as a composer in 2020 and has been awarded the SGAE-Cullerarts Composition Prize in 2021.
He has conducted most of the Spanish orchestras and international ensembles specialized in contemporary repertoire (Klangforum Wien, PHACE, Ensemble Recherche, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble MusikFabrik, Vertixe Sonora, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Synergy Vocals, Accentus…). He collaborates with ARTE tv Cine-Concert, 2eleven music-film and Europäische FilmPhilharmonie in the recording and performance of scores composed for silent films of the 20th century. He has conducted nearly 400 world premieres, has recorded for televisions such as ZDF, ARTE, HR, ORF-1 and TVE, and has published 14 CDs and DVDs.
He is currently a regular guest conductor of PHACE in Vienna. Recent and upcoming engagements include collaborations with Teatro Real, Wiener Konzerthaus, ARTE tv, Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España, Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble PHACE, Ensemble Recherche, Vertixe Sonora, Aspekte Festival Salzburg, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Kampnagel Hamburg, Barbican Centre London, Resis Festival, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Berliner Festspiele, Wien Modern, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Oper Graz and Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya.