Uruguayan conductor Andres Cladera, recently named Associate Conductor with Opera Colorado and Artistic Director of Emerald City Opera, is a versatile and cultivated artist in both the operatic and symphonic worlds.
He has prior conducting experience with Opera San Antonio, Opera Colorado, Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Edgewood Symphony, Emerald City Opera, Chatham Baroque and San Antonio Symphony.
Maestro Cladera holds a Masters of Music degree from Carnegie Mellon University and Bachelors of Fine Arts degrees in Piano and Voice Performance from College of Charleston. Cladera was awarded the Outstanding Young Conductor of the year by the Association of Choral Directors of America, and first place in several international piano competitions including: Luis Troccoli International Piano Competition, Luis Cluzeau Mortet Piano Competition, as well as the Young Artist Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera House.
Upcoming engagements include: Florencia en el Amazonas with Emerald City Opera, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat with Quantum Theater, La Fanciulla del West, As One and Lucia di Lamermoor with Opera Colorado. Maestro Cladera is represented by Encompass Arts LLC.