At the University of Sydney, Mexican-Spanish conductor Maestro Eduardo Diazmuñoz has been named the new professor of Conducting and music director of the Conservatorium Orchestra. Diazmuñoz is internationally recognised as one of the most versatile musicians of his generation and he is the first Mexican conductor to have been nominated three times for a Latin Grammy Award and the first to win a Latin Grammy in the Best Instrumental Album category. His el Tri Sinfónico recordings have led to gold and platinum awards. He was attracted to the Conservatorium's similarities with the institution where he trained as a young man, the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City. A laureate of the Mexican Union of Theatre and Music Chronicles an unprecedented four times (1978, 1987, 1997 and 2002) he received the Musician of the Year Award in 2003 from the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England. He has held numerous posts in academic institutions, including the National Autonomous University and the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City, the Société Philharmonic in Paris and the New World School of the Arts in Miami. Currently he is artistic and music director of the Opera Division at the University of Illinois. He will start full time on February 2014.
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