Glass Marcano

Glass Marcano was born in 1995 in Venezuela (San Felipe) and began very young her musical studies, being part of the extraordinary project “El Sistema”, the National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras and Choirs founded by José Antonio Abreu. At the age of 8 she took violin lessons at the Conservatorio de Música Blanca Estrella de Mescoli, becoming then a member of the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de San Felipe in Venezuela. Her musical training continued and she was member of many national orchestras until October 2012. A natural, she began studying conducting with Teresa Hernandez then at the Universidad Experimental de las Artes with Alfredo Rugeles and graduated in 2017. Marcano continued then to follow conducting masterclasses with teachers such as Francois Xavier Roth, Giancarlos Guerrero, Claire Gibault, Maxime Pascal and Sabrié Bekirova.

In 2018 she was appointed Principal Director of the Orquesta SinfĂłnica Juvenil SimĂłn BolĂ­var, composed of members of El Sistema program. In the following years she conducted some of the most important youth orchestras of Latin America but the turning point was in 2020 when her talent was spotted and she was selected among the 12 finalists to participate in the first edition of La Maestra Competition in Paris, winning the Orchestra Award.

Since then, Marcano has conducted several orchestras like Orchestre de l’ Opera de Tours, Orquestra Gulbenkian, Filarmónica de Bogotà, Orquesta Sinfónica de Cartagena, Paris Mozart Orchestra, Orchestre Le Balcon and Orchestre national de Lyon.

In summer 2022, Glass completed a tour with the Chineke! Junior Orchestra, in which the profound values in which she believes combined with the passion and enthusiasm of the musicians of this formidable ensemble were the perfect recipe of outstanding performances at the Lucerne Festival, Berlin Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgobouw and London Clore Ballroom.

She graduated in law in 2022 at the Universidad Central of Venezuela and is currently studying orchestral conducting at the Paris Conservatory under the guidance of Pierre Michel Durand.