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Luis Szaran

Founder and Director, Sonidos de la Tierra

Skoll Awardee


LUIS SZARAN Artist for Peace of UNESCO
Musical Director of the Symphonic Orchestra of Asunción. Music studied then in Asunción in Santa Cecilia's Conservatory, Rome with Massimo Pradella, Piero Belluggi and he was perfected in international courses as: Theater Colón from Buenos Aires with Hans Swarowsky, Academia Chigiana of Siena with Franco Ferrara, Institute Francesco Cannetti with Luciano Berio. In recent seasons the Berliner Symphonikern, the Venice Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra Sinfonietta of Paris play his composition’s. In the year 2002 received the Medal Vivaldi of the International Festival of Venice, being the first Latin American composer and recruit in the world in receiving it. He is Official Gentleman of the Italian Republic, Gentleman of the Science and the Letters of France, Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship for the Skoll Foundation in 2006. He is member corresponding of the Real Spanish Academy of the History: From the 2006 he is conducter and founder of the World Orchestra "Weltweite Klänge" in Nurenberg, Germany.

Regional Focus

South America