Lorenzo Guggenheim is a young conductor and music student raised in Argentina. A pianist since childhood, he was trained in jazz and popular music as well as academic music. He is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in Orchestra Conducting at the University of Washington School of Music under the mentorship of Senior Artist-in-Residence Dr. David Rahbee and Seattle Symphony’s Music Director Ludovic Morlot. Lorenzo is a teaching assistant at the UW, where he is co-conductor of the Campus Philharmonia orchestras and assistant conductor of UW Symphony Orchestra.
He graduated with Honors in 2014 from the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina licensed in Orchestral Conducting. He also studied Contemporary Music Ensemble Conducting’s Diploma in Conservatorio de Musica “Manuel de Falla” in Buenos Aires. His professional debut came in 2012, conducting the Symphony Orchestra of the Catholic University of Argentina and since then he has conducted in some of the most important theaters in Argentina. In 2014 he conducted in the renowned Teatro Colon with the Academic Orchestra of its Institute for the Arts as parts of the “Interpretes Argentinos” Series. In the same year he performed as a guest conductor for the Compania Oblicua, a leading ensemble dedicated to contemporary music, with Stravinsky’s Histoire du Soldat at Usina del Arte in Buenos Aires.
After completing studies in Argentina, he traveled to the United States to continue his studies at the University of Washington, where he studied Choral Conducting with Dr. Giselle Wyers, Opera Conducting with Tom Harper, Advanced Jazz Studies with Coung Vu and Ted Poor, American Musical History with Larry Starr, and worked as a diction coach for the UW's December 2014 production of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.