Guillermo Scarabino was the Director of Artistic Production of the Teatro Colon Buenos Aires. Besides, he is a well-‐respected conductor and Juror at several editions of the International Alberto Ginastera Composition Competitions.
Professor and teaching life
Maestro Scarabino taught at the Mendoza Summer Conducting Courses, at the International Summer Academy of Concepción (Chile) and at Venezuela’s Inter-‐American Conducting Courses. He also lectured at Washington D.C.'s Catholic University, Illinois State University, Penn State University and taught seminars at the universities of South Carolina and Rio de Janeiro's Federal. Furthermore, he taught at the Mendoza Summer Conducting Courses for students from several Latin-‐American countries and also at the International Summer Academy of Concepción (Chile) and at Venezuela’s Inter-‐American Conducting Courses, held under the patronage of the Organization of American States. Mr. Scarabino was Professor of Conducting and Dean of Argentina's Catholic University School of Music.
Active member of Argentina’s musical life
On returning to Argentina he became an active member of his country’s busy musical life. His debut at the Teatro Colón was praised by the reviews as “the revelation of 1973 in the field of young Argentine conductors” (Panorama, Buenos Aires). As a staff conductor of the Teatro Colón's Academic Orchestra between 1995 and 2002, Mr. Scarabino led this group during its 2000 European Tour, including concerts at the Canterbury Festival and Hannover's Expo 2000. In Argentina, he was Music Director of the symphony orchestras of Mar del Plata and Mendoza. While in Mendoza he conducted numerous opera and ballet performances.
In 1973 he started his international career conducting Uruguay’s SODRE Symphony Orchestra. Since then he has guest conducted in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Great Britain, México, Puerto Rico, Spain, Venezuela, and U.S.A. Following his Washington D.C. debut at the 12th. Inter-‐American Music Festival held at Kennedy Center Paul Hume (The Washington Post) saluted him as “a big gun,” remarking the good orchestra performance and “his revealing account of the Second Symphony by Lester Trimble.” On his debut at London’s Barbican with the LSO, Roderic Dunnett (The Independent) stated, “the Argentinian conductor continually drew top-‐class playing from these youngsters.”
Maestro Scarabino graduated from the University of Rosario (Argentina), obtaining a Master of Arts Degree in Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY). There he studied Conducting under Laszlo Halasz and later attended courses given by Igor Markevitch and Hans Svarowsky. He received scholarships and awards from private and public institutions of Argentina, U.S.A., Spain, Brazil, France, Great Britain and Germany.
Maestro Scarabino was elected Chairman of the First Inter-‐American Meeting of Orchestra Conductors (Caracas, 1988), Secretary of the 8th Inter-‐American Music Education Conference (Washington, D.C., 1991), Juror for the II,III and V International Alberto Ginastera Composition Competitions held in Buenos Aires (1996), Madrid (1998) and Las Palmas (Canary Islands, 2002) and the Viñas LIV international Competition (Barcelona, 2017).