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Natalia Luis-Bassa

BMus, PGDip, MMus

Natalia Luis-Bassa is currently Musical Director of the Haffner Orchestra in Lancaster and the Hallam Sinfonia in Sheffield. Since winning the second prize at the Maazel-Vilar Conductor’s Competition in New York in 2002, she has worked both in the UK and abroad with orchestras including the Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela, Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela, Orquesta Filarmónica Nacional de Venezuela, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Paragon Ensemble, Bombay Chamber Orchestra and Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra.

The Venezuelan conductor began her musical studies at the age of 15, where she studied Oboe at the world famous El Sistema. She read music at the University Institute of Musical Studies (IUDEM), an institution that belongs to the Venezuelan musical system, being the first person to obtain a degree in Orchestral Conducting in her native country.

She was appointed music director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Falcón and after some years she completed her studies at the Royal College of Music in London, holding the RCM Junior Fellowship in Opera Conducting for two years. Her relationship with the RCM continues now as Professor of Conducting.

Natalia holds a Master's Degree from The University of Huddersfield where she is a part-time lecturer in Conducting.

Faculties / departments: Conducting


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Natalia Luis-Bassa

Undergraduate professor of Conducting