Music is Emotion

It fascinates me to study a musical piece, immerse myself in the composer's world and try to get as close as possible to what he wanted and shape it with my personal experiences and visions.
+++ Upcoming Concerts +++
30.05.2021 Theater Duisburg
studio-orchester-duisburg | Jubiläumskonzert

- Johannes Brahms »Akademische Festouvertüre« Op. 80
- Aram Khachaturian »Masquerade Suite«
- Hector Berlioz »Sinfonie fantastique« Op. 14

05./10./12.09.2021 Oper Köln |  17./18.9.2021 Theater Duisburg
Duisburger Philharmoniker / Emanuele Soavi incompany
FLUT Beethoven-Jubiläum 2020

- Ludwig van Beethoven: Sinfonie N°7

Previous Projects (selection)

Filharmonia Szczecin

14.1.2018 Hauschka: »Materials«

Helsingborgs symfoniorkester

3.2.2019 Marta Lambertini: »Angel apasionado II" | Alban Berg: Violinkonzert | Pietr Tchaikovsky: Sinfonie N° 6 "Patetique«

Akademisches Orchester Bonn

20/22.1.2020 Gustav Mahler: Totenfeier | Anton Bruckner: Messe f-moll für Chor und Orchester

Duisburger Philharmoniker

30.8.2020 Friedmann Dressler: »Kalif Storch«
1.9.2016 Friedmann Dressler: »Duisburg 1925«

studio-orchester duisburg

3.2.2019 Ludwig van Beethoven: Violinkonzert | Felix Mendelssohn: Sinfonie N° 1

Octans Ensemble

2012-2016 Ensemble für zeitgenössische Musik
(c) Alexander Basta
(c) Alexander Basta
Cecilia Castagneto
In 1981, I was born in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. Music has always been a very important part of my life. From a very young age on, I was moved to hear my father playing Beethoven on the piano. 

My musical training started with attending the Catholic University of Argentina where I studied orchestral conducting combined with piano and violin as instrumental subjects.
In 2009, I went to Europe to continue my training and studied with Professor Rüdiger Bohn at the Robert-Schumann Academy, Germany where I graduated with a Masters Degree in Conducting in 2012.
Currently, I am working as a conductor with several orchestras in Europe and Argentina such as Helsingborg Sinfoniker (Sveden), Stettin Philharmonia (Poland), Duisburger Philharmoniker (Germany), studio-orchester-duisburg (Germany), Akademisches Orchester Bonn (Germany).
»Mit sicherer Hand, Schwung und Leuchtkraft.«
Rheinische Post, 16.9.2019
»With a sure hand, momentum and luminosity.«
»Castagneto dirigiert eine klare Aufführung, die um den Sinn jeder Phrase weiß.«
NRZ, 15.9.2019
»Castagneto conducted a clear peformance that shows a deep understanding of every musical phrase.«
»Ein schönes Experiment mit Clara Schumanns Musik.«
Westdeutsche Zeitung, 8.7.2019
»A nice experiment with the music from Clara Schumann.«
»Spannender Auftakt beim Serenadenkonzert in der Hamborner Abtei mit Mendelssohn und Beethovens Violinkonzert.«
Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, 16.9.2018
»Exicting start at the serenade concert in Hamborn Abtei with Mendelssohn and Beethovens violin concert.«
»Cecilia Castagneto, una mujer que lleva la batuta.«
Deutsche Welle, 15.7.2018
»Cecilia Casatgneto, a woman who swings the baton.«
»Das Ensemble Octans eröffnet die Reihe sommerlicher Abendmusiken mit Raritäten und charmanten Arrangements.«
Rheinische Post, 14.7.2016
»The ensemble Octan opens the row of summerly evening music with rarities and charming arrangements.«
»I long for people who are moved by listening to my concerts and who feel like I did when I was little. To reach to the heart. That is my great motivation when making music.«
Interview with Landesmusikrat NRW
2019, Germany
Please contact me if you want to get a deeper insight into my work as a conductor.