Dayner Tafur-Díaz



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Dayner Tafur-Diaz was born in Peru in 1998. He began his musical training as a trumpet player and at a very young age was awarded a scholarship for the “Arpegio” orchestra project, where he gained his first experience as a conductor.

In September 2017, settled in Germany and as part of a voluntary service in Berlin, he assisted conductor Knut Andreas as director of the numerous ensembles and youth orchestras of the Musikgymnasium Georg-Friedrich Händel.

In 2018, he began training as an ensemble and choir conductor at the Berufsfachschule für Musik Mittelfranken, specialising in conducting with Uwe Münch.

In October 2023, he won the German Conducting Award, presented jointly by the WDR Symphony Orchestra, the Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra and the Ensemble and Internationales Opernstudio of the Cologne Opera.

In August 2022, he won First Prize in the second edition of the International Opera conducting Competition of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège (Belgium) and, in November 2022, Second Prize in the conducting competition of the University of Almeria (Spain). He has also been selected as one of the 20 finalists for the 2023 Mahler Competition.

Dayner Tafur-Díaz attended masterclasses with Michael Riedel, Thomas Mittelberger and Giampaolo Bisanti, and took part in the 2021 Conducting Campus and the 2023 Kritische Orchester®️.

Among the orchestras with which Dayner Tafur-Díaz has already worked are the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, the Philharmonie Baden-Baden, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, the Badische Philharmonie Pforzheim and Juan Diego Flores’ orchestra “Sinfonía por el Peru”.

As an assistant, he worked with Giampaolo Bisanti in productions of Alzira (Verdi) and Sonnambula (Bellini) at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège during the 22/23 session.

Since October 2019, Dayner Tafur-Diaz has been studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, Bachelor Orchesterdirigieren with Professor Rasmus Baumann, and since 2023 he has been a scholarship holder of the Forum Dirigieren of the Deutscher Musikrat.