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Santiago Osorio

Born into a musical family, Santiago E. Osorio is pursuing a diverse musical career as a conductor, violist, and teacher in Germany, the USA, and Latin America. Currently he is acting associate principal (Vorspieler) of the Staatsorchester Braunschweig, one of the oldest orchestras
in the world.

As a violist he has also been a member of the Staatsorchester Kassel, Berlin Sinfonietta and the New York String Orchestra, co-principal of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, and a guest with the Gothenburg Symphony. He was awarded the Prix d’Instruments à Cordes from the Écoles d’Art Américaines in Fontainebleau, France, and he was a semifinalist in the 2013 Sphinx Competition. As a conductor, he has appeared with the Mexican National Symphony as well as orchestras in Sinaloa, Zacatecas, and Berlin.

Santiago began his musical studies at the age of three with the violin before going on to study the viola. He holds a degree in viola from the Juilliard School, where he also studied baroque viola and violin, as well as a degree in conducting from the Pennsylvania State University.