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Since 2018 Ezequiel Silberstein is Musical Director at the Academic Orchestra of Teatro Colón Superior Art Institute and Professor of the Orchestral Conducting Class at the National University of Arts. Between 2017 and 2019 he worked as Assistant Conductor of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra.
Among his activities for 2021 stand out the concerts with the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, Mendoza Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina and his return, together with the Ballet of Teatro Colón, conducting “The sleeping beauty”, P.I.Tchaikovsky. Besides, he will be recording the symphonic album “Futurología Arlt” of Fito Paez. He has recently been awarded a Grammy Award from the North American Recording Academy and two Latin Grammy Awards for conducting the Nashville Recording Orchestra on the album "La Conquista del Espacio" by Argentine singer-songwriter Fito Paez.
During the latest seasons Silberstein did his debut at the Carnegie Hall, New York, at the concert of the musician Fito Paez, his Ballet debut conducting Tchaikovsky ́s “Swan Lake” –closing Teatro Colon Season 2019- his debut within the 2018 season program of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, the Latin-American premiere of the opera “The Little Prince” with music by Rachel Portman at the Chamber Opera Series of Teatro Colón, and his debuts with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Curitiba (Brazil) and the SODRE Symphonic Orchestra (Uruguay).
He has a Bachelor of Music Degree, specialized in Orchestral Conducting, at the National Arts University of Argentina, former National Conservatory of Music, where he studied under the guidance of Maestro Mario Benzecry.
He continued his studies at the “Buchmann-Mehta” School of Music of the Tel Aviv University, Israel, where he finished his Master Degree with honors under the guidance of Maestro Yoav Talmi. He received an excellence scholarship for his outstanding results (2015-2016).
Other awards include the “T. Grüneisen” scholarship (2014) and the Cultural Patronage Scholarship Fund (2015), both granted by the Argentinean Mozarteum.
Silberstein participated in several Masterclasses with Maestros Zubin Mehta (Israel), Benjamin Zander (Royal Northern College of Music, UK), Matthias Pintscher (Lucerne Festival Academy, Switzerland), Guillermo Scarabino (ISA Teatro Colón, debut in that theater), Johannes Schlaefli (International Summer Academy, Bulgary) and Fabián Panisello (DaMus).
Apart from the orchestras already mentioned, he was a Guest Conductor at the Teatro Argentino de La Plata Orchestra, Argentinean National Symphony, Rosario Symphony, Orchestra of Argentinean Music "Juan de Dios Filiberto", Santa Fé Symphony, Mendoza Philharmonic, Superior Art Institute Academy Orchestra of Teatro Colón, Bahía Blanca Symphony and Chorus, Argentinean National Youth Symphony "José de San Martín", Rosario Municipal Camera Orchestra, Ensamble Sinfónico XXI performing together with the israeli songwriter Idan Raichel and Elena Roger, Ensamble Ecouté in the Cité Universitaire of Paris, the Tucumán National University Orchestra and Chorus, Czech National Symphony in Prague for the recording sessions of the soundtrack for a Mexican movie, "Buchmann-Mehta" School of Music Symphony, in several occasions, Meitar Ensemble of contemporary music in Israel and Tucumán Orchestra, within the Strings Seminar in Tel Aviv.
Between the years 2010 and 2014 Silberstein was Associate Conductor of the Argentinean National Youth Symphony Orchestra “José de San Martín”.
He worked as Assistant Conductor of Maestro Kent Nagano heading the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra at Teatro Colón (2016), of Maestro Evelino Pidò in the opera La Traviata with staging of Franco Zeffirelli at Teatro Colón (2017) and of Maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke in Pelleás et Melisande, Teatro Colón (2018).
Previously, Silberstein was Cover Conductor of the Israel Chamber Orchestra (2015) and the Eduardo Mata Youth Symphony of the UNAM for the world premiere of Argentinean songwriter Fito Paez album “Canciones para Aliens” (Mexico City, 2011).
He frequently works with the composer and pianist Leo Sujatovich. He conducted the recording of his work "Las Ilusiones Argentinas", winner of the Premio Gardel, Best Album of Classical Music 2018.
Ezequiel was born in 1986 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the age of 6 he started his Piano studies with his grandmother Pichona Sujatovich, and continued his training with Violeta de Gainza, Juan Carlos Figueiras, Nicolas Guerschberg and Carmen Pepe.