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The conductor Max Bragado-Darman was born in Madrid, where he studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music. In the United States, after five years of study at Oberlin, he took his degree of Bachelor of Music in piano and his master’s degree in orchestral conducting. He continued his training as a conductor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. From 1970 to 1972 he was assistant conductor of the University of Michigan orchestras and associate conductor of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the university. In the summer of 1972 he worked with Igor Markevitch in Monaco and in the same year was a finalist in the Besançon conducting competition. Since these years of study he has served as conductor of the Nashville Youth Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Ohio State University, the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras of the Cleveland Institute, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria in Las Palmas, and the Concerto Grosso Orchestra of Frankfurt. His recording of a concert in the Cathedral of St Francis in New York with the Cleveland Institute Chamber Orchestra and the University of Oviedo Choir was awarded the Premio del Disco of the Spanish Ministry of Culture. He was the founder and the musical and artistic director of the Classic Chamber Orchestra, with which he has toured the principal cities of the United States, and served for two years as musical director of the Mozart Opera Festival in Bronxville, New York. In Europe he has appeared with the Teatro de Sao Carlos Orchestra of Lisbon, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra during its tour of Spain. He has also appeared as a guest conductor with the Indianapolis, Nashville and Cleveland Orchestras in the United States, and the National and Radio Television Orchestras and many other orchestras in Spain. From February 1991 until 2000 he was artistic and musical director of the newly established Symphony Orchestra of Castile and Leon.

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