Summer orchestra academy


Igor Budinstein

Professor of the Summer Orchestra Academy
Violist and conductor

Shortly after being appointed as fellow at the Berliner Philharmoniker, Igor Budinstein became the principal viola player of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the position he holds since 1995.

As a violinist and violist, he studied at the Moscow Conservatory, Universitat der Kunste in Berlin and the Musikhochschule Lubeck.

Since 2003 he has been increasingly active as a conductor and graduated from the Musikhochschule Hanns Eisler in Berlin in conducting studies. In addition to maintaining a full schedule as a conductor, Budinstein has drawn international praise for his work as a distinguished viola soloist and chamber musician, collaborating among others with such artists as Kent Nagano, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Garrick Ohlsson.

Mariano Domingo

Professor of the Summer Orchestra Academy
Violinist and conductor

Mariano Domingo graduated from the Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica (Madrid) with degrees in clarinet playing, choral and orchestra conducting. In his student years he debuted with the Banda de Musica de Villarejo de Salvanes, and at the end of his studies he joined Orquesta Escuela at the Teatro Real in Madrid. He also collaborated with the Conservatorio “Montserrat Caballe” student orchestra and was the conductor of the “Joaquin Turina” band.

To expand his knowledge and acquire new performing experiences, Mariano Domingo continued his musical education at the Mozarteum University Salzburg. His mentors saw him as “an extremely talented, purposeful musician, with great zeal and amazing stamina”. Striving to improve his professional skills Mariano Domingo participated in master courses by Antoni Ros Marba, Andres Zarzo, Salvador Mas, Rainer Steubing-Negenborn, Johann Diujh and Manuel Hernandez Silva. For three seasons he was the music director of the Salzburg-based Oper im Berg Festival. He worked with Austrian and Spanish orchestras and ensembles and spent several years in Eisenach.

Currently he works with symphony orchestras in Brandenburg and Berlin, and directs the Friedenauer Kammerensemble, as well as the Orquesta Ritornello formed by him. Maestro regularly participates in the indoors and open air programs of Berlin Philharmonic.