Principal Guest Conductor

Brazilian conductor Parcival Módolo completed his conducting studies in Germany at the Westphalian Church Music School with a focus on music of the 17th and 18th centuries. At this time he led various German orchestras as guest conductor and was chief conductor of the symphony orchestra Sundern (Herford). Parcival Módolo is a student of notable conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Zubin Metha and Sergiu Celibidache. In 1989, Parcival Módolo received a teaching assignment at the University of San Diego, California (USA). Shortly after that he completed his doctorate at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. As a professor, he receives numerous invitations for special courses and presentations by various universities of Brazil and other countries. Parcival Módolo is member of the American Choral Directors Association and directs the culture department of Mackenzie Institute in São Paulo (Brazil). In 2003 he was named official advisor of the International Music Festival in Cusco (Peru), and in 2004 he was appointed as principal guest conductor of the youth orchestra in Lima (Peru). Since 2006, Parcival Módolo leads the music festival in Santa Cruz de La Sierra (Bolivia) and conducts its festival choir and orchestra. Between 2007 and 2011, he served as chief conductor of the symphony orchestra of Campinas (Brazil). The many international orchestras that he leads as guest conductor include the Cuba State Orchestra, the symphony orchestra of Paraná (Argentina), the San Diego Symphony Orchestra (USA) as well as orchestras in Peru, Argentina, Chile, Portugal, France, Germany and Switzerland. Currently Parcival Módolo is chief conductor of the symphony orchestra of the city of Ribeirão Preto and First Guest Conductor of the Collegium musicum Potsdam symphony orchestra.