Armando Torres Chibrás

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Armando Torres Chibrás
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Armando Torres Chibrás
Born Armando Ramón Torres Chibrás
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Orchestra conductor, writer, arts manager, scholar, educator
Spouse(s) Katja Krause[1]
Musical career
Genres Classical
Associated acts Carlos Chávez Youth Symphony Orchestra, Sistema Nacional de Fomento Musical

Armando Torres Chibrás is a Mexican orchestral conductor,[2] with extended activities as scholar,[3][4] lecturer,[5] academic jury, author[6] and arts leader born in Mexico City. He is currently Head of the Orchestral Academy Program[7] of El Sistema-Mexico (Sistema Nacional de Fomento Musical[8]), an agency of the National Council for Culture and the Arts of Mexico.[9]

Torres Chibrás has guest-conducted some of the Mexican leading orchestras, including the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico,[10] the Querétaro Philharmonic Orchestra (Orquesta Filarmónica del Estado de Querétaro), the UNAM Philharmonic Orchestra (OFUNAM), the IPN Symphony Orchestra,[11] the State of Michoacán Symphony, the State of Puebla Symphony Orchestra, the Toluca Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra of the Autonomous University of the State of Hidalgo, the University of Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra, the Camerata of Querétaro Philharmonic, the Fine Arts Chamber Orchestra, or the Carlos Chávez Youth Symphony Orchestra.[12] Torres Chibrás is as well the author of "José Pablo Moncayo: Mexico´s Musical Crest,[13] " a biography of the Mexican conductor and composer of the celebrated orchestral fantasy "Huapango" for orchestra.


  • Torres-Chibrás, Armando (2009). José Pablo Moncayo: México's Musical Crest. Cologne: Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG. p. 208. 
  • Torres-Chibrás, Armando (2007). Drawing Near the World at the Dawn of the Third Millennium: Arts Management Training in México During the Administration of President Vicente Fox (2000–2006). Valencia: AIMAC-Universitat de Valencia. p. 9. 
  • Torres-Chibrás, Armando (2003). Round table speech. En búsqueda de una visión para la orquesta mexicana del siglo XXI: Realidades internacionales y aspiraciones nacionales (A Search for a vision about the Mexican Symphony Orchestra of the Twentieth First Century: International Realities and National Aspirations) (in Spanish). Mexico City: Mexico Puerta de las Americas-CONACULTA. p. 13. 
  • Torres-Chibrás, Armando (2002). José Pablo Moncayo, Mexican Composer and Conductor: a Survey of his Life with a Historical Perspective of his Time. Kansas City: University of Missouri-Kansas City. p. 416. 
  • Torres-Chibrás, Armando (1994). Políticas Culturales (Cultural Policies) (in Spanish). Mexico City: Educación Artística (INBA), Año 2, Número 7. pp. 16–19. 



  1. ^ Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Armando Torres Chibrás - About - Google". Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  3. ^ "Torres-Chibras, Armando Ramon ISNI Torres-Chibrás, Armando Ramón, 1959- Library of Congress/NACO VIAF ID: 78501845 (Personal)". Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  4. ^ "Torres-Chibrás, Armando Ramón, 1959- - LC Linked Data Service (Library of Congress)". Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  5. ^ "Jalisco celebra 100 años de Moncayo y su "Huapango" | UN1ÓN Jalisco | Jalisco". 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  6. ^ "Buchdetails: BoD - Books on Demand GmbH". Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  7. ^ "Sistema Nacional de Fomento Musical". Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  8. ^ "Sistema Nacional de Fomento Musical". Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  9. ^ "Secretaría de Cultura". Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  10. ^ [1] Archived 7 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ [2] Archived 7 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ "Sistema Nacional de Fomento Musical". Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  13. ^ Armando Torres-Chibrás. José Pablo Moncayo: Mexico's Musical Crest. ISBN 9783838320793. Retrieved 2016-01-17. 

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