About me

I was born in Villarejo de Salvanés (Madrid) and completed my studies in clarinet, music pedagogy, and orchestra and choir conducting at the Real Conservatorio de Música Superior de Madrid and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. At the age of 17, I started conducting the band of the Villarejo de Salvanés music association. Upon finishing my studies, I worked for two years as an assistant to the Orquesta Escuela de la Orquesta Sinfónica of Madrid, at the Teatro Real. During that time, I also conducted the orchestra of the Conservatorio Montserrat Caballé and the Joaquín Turina band.

Given my strong conviction towards constancy and creativity, I participated in many masterclasses with professors such as Antoni Ros Marbá, Andrés Zarzo, Salvador Mas, Rainer Steubing-Negenborn, Johann Diujh or Manuel Hernández Silva.

My interest in broadening my knowledge and gain new artistic experience led me to continue my training as a conductor at the University Mozarteum Salzburg. I had the opportunity to study conducting with excellent professors such as Dennis Russell Davies, Jorge Rotter, and Karl Kamper, as well as wind orchestra conducting with Edgar Seipenbusch and Albert Schwarzmann.

Among the great training experiences in Salzburg, I would highlight the concerts with the Sinfonieorchester der Universität Mozarteum Salzburg and the work on chamber musick with professors such as Alois Brandhofer, Irena Grafenauer or Imre Rohmann. I completed my masters degrees with honours and received the Bernhard-Paumgartner-Medaille from the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum in 2010.

As an opera conductor I started working at the Festival Oper im Berg in Salzburg where I conducted opera performances such as Tosca (G. Puccini), die Zauberflöte (W. A. Mozart), La Traviata (G. Verdi) or El barbero de Sevilla (G. Rossini). Later, I worked at the Landestheater Eisenach for the world premiere of the composer Erich A. Radke’s “Luther! Rebell wider Willen”.

Moreover, I have always felt a great interest in the music of contemporary composers. In this field, I have worked with the “Österreichische Ensemble für Neue Musik” (OENM) and the Sax Ensemble Foundation, where I had the opportunity to work with composers such as Emilio Calandín, Fernando Buide, Luis de Pablo, Benet Casablancas, and Massimo Botter.

“Mariano Domingo is a remarkably talented musician who works with admirable perseverance. He performs with intelligence, empathy, and a great sense of imagination.

Karl Kamper, Head of the Choral Conducting Class at Universität Mozarteum

On another note, I focused part of my career on working with youth orchestras due to my interest in developing pedagogical skills. I have conducted the Joven Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, the Arriaga Orchestra, and the Ritornello Orchestra, a project of young instrumentalists that I founded in 2011 and conducted until 2017. I am also a member of the jury of the Dussmannwettbewerb, a competition for young talents in Berlin.

In 2014, I moved to Berlin to further develop my musical career as chief conductor of the Sinfonie Orchester Tempelhof and the Friedenauer Kammerensemble. In August 2016 I conducted the Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the season-opening concert of the Berliner Philharmoniker Open Air at the Kulturforum Berlin.

Throughout my career, some of my artistic ideas have transformed into innovative and social projects. One of the most relevant examples is the Orchestra Utopia, an inclusive project created in 2018 that brings together people with and without disabilities.

In recent years, I have worked as guest conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker, the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, the Preußisches Kammerorchester, the Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha-Eisenach, the Sinfonie Orchester Schöneberg, the Berliner Sibelius Orchestra and the Otto-Sinfoniker Orchestra, conducting several concerts at the Philharmonie in Berlin.

I have worked with internationally recognized soloists like Claude Delangle, Knut Weber, Matthias Glander, Felix Schwartz, Jakob Spahn, Alexander Doisy, Francisco Martínez, Maias Alyamani and Kinan Azmeh. Currently, I am the chief conductor of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Sinfonieorchester and the Sinfonietta92 orchestra.

As a clarinetist, I have worked as an orchestral musician with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid, in the Teatro Real de Madrid, the “Miguel Yuste” clarinet quartet and the “Arpegio” Ensemble. In Berlin, I continue to develop my career in the field of chamber music with the Berlinerklarinettenquintett. I have worked as a clarinet soloist and conductor with the Tempelhof Sinfonieorchester and the Berlin-Brandenburgisches Sinfonieorchester Orchester, with whom I performed and conducted W.A. Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in 2019.

As a trainer, I have worked on different projects both in music conducting and artistic conceptualization. I have collaborated as a guest teacher in international projects such as the Sommer Akademy in Ekaterinburg, Russia. At the moment I am the conducting teacher at the Leo Kestenberg School in Berlin, doing a permanent course for music teachers.

“Mariano Domingo had a very clear musical concept from the first rehearsal. He knew how to convey my musical ideas, even spontaneously during the concert.”

Knut Weber
Orchestervorstand Berliner Philharmoniker