The young Peruvian conductor Dayner Tafur Diaz has just been revealed in Europe by winning the 1st Prize of the International Opera Orchestra Competition in Liège at the age of 24.
“We have never seen in an artist of this age such maturity mixed with such musical ardour. It is a gift that surpasses us, his very presence transcends the orchestra and the choir,” said the jury.
“Dayner Tafur-Diaz, genius of the baton” Le Temps.
“His spectacular, clear, almost choreographed gestures, at the service of the score, draw a music made of tiny nuances. Winner of the second edition of the International Opera Conductors’ Competition, Dayner Tafur-Díaz is a young conductor with a bright future, so much so that he seems to immerse himself in the works he conducts in order to highlight them. Musicians who, with him, built a setting for the voices of the solo singers, but also for the choir, which imbued the hall with an almost celestial dimension.” Le Soir
Born in 1998 in Chimbote (Peru), Dayner Tafur-Díaz studied trumpet and piano in his native country, then turned to conducting, which he studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart from 2019.
He has worked with numerous orchestras in Germany, including the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, the Württemberg Philharmonie Reutlingen, the Philharmonie Baden-Baden, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz and the Badische Philharmonie Pforzheim.
Future projects include a return to the Opéra de Liège in 2024, a debut with the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, several programmes with the Aalener Sinfonieorchester and a return to the Sinfonia por el Peru.