Winner of the First Prize at the 17th Tokyo International Conducting Competition, he is Principal Resident Conductor and Vice-General Music Director of the Krefeld-Mönchengladbach theatres since 2016.
Diego Martin-Etxebarria was Music Director of the Euskadiko Ikasleen Orkestra (EIO) in 2007 and 2008 and of the Akademisches Orchester Freiburg between 2010 and 2012. He has been invited by numerous orchestras such as the Osaka Philharmonic, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Nagoya Philharmonic, the St Petersburg State Capella Symphony, the symphony orchestras of RTVE, Bilbao, Euskadi, Galicia, Barcelona and Tenerife, the City of Granada Orchestra, Ensemble der Sächsischen Gesellschaft für Neue Musik or the Basle Camerata Variabile.
In the field of opera, he has conducted Die Verwandlung and Die Blinden by Paul-Heinz Dittrich at the Berliner Staatsoper; La Bohème (Puccini) at the Theater Augsburg, Don Pasquale (Donizetti) at the Cultural Centre Terrassa; Rita (Donizetti) at the Volksbühne Berlin; L'Elisir d'amore (Donizetti) in Vigo, Ourense and Pontevedra; Puss in boots (Montsalvatge) in the Teatro Real, Madrid. He has also conducted The Magic Flute (Mozart) in the Kleines Haus Dresden and the Krefeld Theater; Carmen (Bizet) in the Santa Florentina Festival, Powder her face (Adés) at the Arriaga Theater; Tempesta Esvaïda (Serra) in the Fortuny Theatre, Reus; Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck), The Consul (Menotti), Nabucco (Verdi), Gianni Schicchi (Puccini), Cavalleria rusticana (Mascagni) y Die Faschingsfee (Kálmán) in the Krefeld-Mönchengladbach Theatres. He has recorded the CD "Intimitats" with award-winning music by composer Marc Timón, the lyric comedy "La Viola d'Or" by Enric Morera (Enderrock Award for Best Classical Album Review 2016), the DVD "Sinfokids" 2 "at the head of the Euskadi Symphony Orchestra and the short opera by Joaquim Serra Tempesta esvaïda conducting the Camera Musicae Orchestra.
This current season, Martin-Etxebarria will be conducting the Niederrheinische Sinfoniker, the Symphonic Orchestra of RTVE and the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra. Martin-Etxebarria began his musical studies at the Conservatories of Amurrio and Vitoria and graduated in orchestra conducting at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (Barcelona). He received Scholarships from the Humboldt Foundation, La Caixa-DAAD and the AIE; took a postgraduate course in opera conducting at the Hochschulen in Weimar and Dresden, and at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena (Italy) with Gianluigi Gelmetti. Other notable teachers include Riccardo Frizza, Donato Renzetti, Dima Slobodeniouk, Christopher Seaman, Jesús Lopez Cobos, Titus Engel and Lutz Köhler.
Season 2018/19. www.ibermusica-artists.es