BIOGRAPHY

ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTOR

Energy and creativity characterize the excellent reputation of orchestral conductor Yuram Ruiz. Currently he is artistic and musical director of the Symphonic Orchestra of Swiss Italian Youth (Lugano, Switzerland); musical director of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Cantonal Music Conservatory of the Valais (Sion, Switzerland); and musical director of the Campus Musicus Orchestra of the Tibor Varga Academy (Sion).

He is also director/conductor of the independent private music school A Tempo of Sion, which he created with violinist Alejandra Cova. In 2018, at the invitation of Enrico Dindo, he was named assistant conductor of the Radio and Television Orchestra of Zagreb (Croatia); and also holds the post of assistant conductor of the Orchestra of Biel-Solothurn (Switzerland).

Most recently Yuram Ruiz has been invited to conduct world class orchestras including the Philharmonic Orchestra of Baden-Baden, the Bern Chamber Orchestra, and the Symphonic Orchestra Del Lario (Italy), as well as the Festival Orchestras of Aberdeen (Scotland), Sion and Ischia (Italy).

Originally from the Island of Margarita, Venezuela, Yuram Ruiz began his early career as a cellist with the prestigious Venezuelan National Network of Youth Orchestras, performing regularly with the Simón Bolivar Symphonic Orchestra under the baton of world renowned conductors including José Antonio Abreu, Gustavo Dudamel, Claudio Abbado, Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim and Andris Nelsons. During this period, Yuram Ruiz participated in several world tours, performing in orchestras at the Festival of Salzburg, the Festival of Lucern, La Scala in Milan, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Musikverein and the Colón Theater of Buenos Aires. He has participated in recordings for Deutsche Grammophon under the direction of Claudio Abbado and Gustave Dudamel.

Yuram Ruiz obtained his diploma as a cellist, and a Masters Degree in Instrumental Interpretation at the Music Conservatory of Lausanne, Switzerland under Marcio Carneiro in 2014. After further studies in conducting at the Orchestral Academy Del Lario (Italy) with Pierangelo Gelmini, he achieved his diploma in orchestral conducting at the Bern University of the Arts with Dominique Roggen and Florian Ziemen.