Alexis Soriano is a Spanish-Lithuanian orchestral conductor and composer. A pupil of Ilya Musin, and later of Valery Gergiev, he has been Principal Associate Conductor of The Hermitage Orchestra for ten years and is Artistic Director of the "Spanish Evenings Festival" in Saint Petersburg. On the invitation of Gergiev, he made his debut at the Mariinsky Theater, conducting Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Since 2009 he has been Artistic Director and principal conductor of the chamber opera company, "Opera Incognita" and conducted the company's first fully staged opera, The letters of Van Gogh by Grigory Frid, at the Hermitage Theatre. The production was nominated for the Golden Mask Award. His repertoire also includes contemporary and rarely performed music, especially Spanish. He was chief conductor of INSO Lviv Symphony Orchestra between 2010 and 2012. He has conducted the first recording of José Lidón's 1792 opera, Glaura y Cariolano. Since 2012 he has been Artistic Director of New York Opera Society. In 2014 he was elected as one of the "100 Spaniards" which excelled abroad in their own discipline. Among the orchestras he has conducted are those of the Mariinsky Theatre, Teatro Colón, and the Teatro Real in Madrid as well as the Lithuanian National Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Symphony, Prague Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, and Taipei Symphony.
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