Beatriz Fernández currently holds commitments in countries such as Holland, México, France and The USA. In terms of her most recent achievements, Beatriz’s brilliant performance in the La Maestra Conducting Competition 2022 last March resulted in Third Prize and the ARTE Prize. Since then, she has become a member of La Maestra Academy in the Philharmonie de Paris, where she participates in professional experiences and receives guidance from internationally acclaimed conductors such as: François-Xavier Roth, Kirill Karabits, David Reiland, Lin Liao, Klaus Mäkela, and Tugan Sokhiev. This position has also afforded her the opprotunity to work with prestigious orchestras such as Orchestre National de Metz Grand Est, Orquesta Nacional de Île-de-France (ONDIF), Ensemble Intercontemporain, Orquesta de París, Orquestra du Capitole de Toulouse, among others.
Recently, Beatriz was selected by Maestra Alondra de la Parra as assistant conductor and cover conductor for the First Edition of the Festival PAAX GNP 2022 in Mexico and the Tour of “Silence of Sound” in Berlin. Other mentors include the most prominent conductors on the world stage: Juanjo Mena, Roberto Forés, and Miguel Romea.
Beatriz began her studies in one of the most musically prolific and culturally vibrant parts of Spain, Valencia. The revolutionary, yet traditional, band structure was the key to her finding a strong connection to music and social communication. In addition, she studied with Joshard Daus at the University of Mainz, Peter Gülke at the Mozarteum University, Michel Tabachnik at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, and did a postgraduate degree in contemporary repertoire at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano under Arturo Tamayo, as well as participated in the Riccardo Muti Italian Opera Academy, and the Aix-en-Provence Festival Academy.
Her debut with Orquesta de Valencia in 2015 was Beatriz’s introduction to the professional world. Invitations would follow with interesting projects and competitive programs from Orquesta Sinfónica Región de Murcia, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, Orquesta ADDA Simfònica de Alicante, Orquesta de la Comunidad Valenciana, Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Orquesta de Extremadura, Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa, Orquesta de Castilla y León, Orquesta Sinfónica de Córdoba, Orquesta Simfònica de les Illes Balears, Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, Paris Mozart Orchestra, Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga, Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España, Orquesta del Festival Internacional de Música de Cancún, Republic Korean Navy Band, Banda Municipal de Valencia, Banda Municipal de Palma, Banda Municipal de Santiago de Compostela, Banda Municipal de Madrid, and Banda Municipal de Barcelona, for which she was appointed deputy director for two seasons. Beatriz, moreover, has been Music and Artistic Director of the Orquestra Filharmònica de la Universitat de València for its last five seasons.
Surapol Thanyawibool : is a full-time faculty member at Department of Western Music, Faculty of Humanities, Kasetsart University. Surapol is the Director of Kasetsart Wind Symphony and Nontri Orchestra Wind. A familiar face with many Asian and Singapore Band, Surapol is known to be one of the most distinguished conductors from THAILAND he has worked with wind bands in many countries and led ensembles to garner outstanding achievements in local and international music events.
Surapol graduated from Chulalongkorn University and participated in the concert band programme in Tenri, Nara, Japan and the Mid-West Bands and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, USA and many significant international events. His involvement in the performing arts scene includes being the Show Director of the “United of Asia” Performance at the Opening Ceremony of the 13th Asian Games and the Coordinator for the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra at the Special Concert in Celebration of
His Majesty’s Golden Jubilee performance by the World Philharmonic Orchestra.
Surapol conducted Kasetsart Winds, Nontri Orchestra Winds, Million Wind Philharmonic and many school wind orchestra that won the First Prize with Distinction and Trophy under his leadership.