City: Washington, DC
About Juan Gallastegui
Juan Gallastegui is a Spanish conductor and who was recently selected as a Finalist in the conductor search for the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra in Washington, D.C. During the 2016-2017 he had the chance to conduct the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra (Ashburn, VA) during their Christmas concert and a regular season classical concert. He has been selected to attend the 2017 Smoky Mountain International Conducting Institute and Competition as a Full Participant by Maestro Dwight Oltman.
Gallastegui has an outstanding performance history as an euphonium player, playing principal and soloist for several wind bands in Spain. He was also a participant in the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Festival. He formerly served as a Brass and Musicianship Instructor at Bard College Preparatory Division and as a Brass Specialist at Red Hook High School, both in NY.
He started to teach private lesson when before going to college and he has taught trombone, euphonium, tuba, trumpet, French horn, and saxophone to students of all ages. He has arranged several classic pieces for students and professional groups. The Navarre University (Spain) published four arrangements from Mahler and Schumman lieder by Gallastegui.
Gallastegui holds a B.A. in Musicology (Univeristy of La Rioja, Spain), B.M in Tuba Performance and Pedagogy of Tuba (Navarre Conservatory), Masters in Education (University of Cantabria). He earned a Masters in Orchestral Conducting (Bard College, NY) and is finalizing his PhD. in Music History (La Rioja, Spain), his dissertation on conductor Sergiu Celibidache. Among other awards, Gallastegui was a "Rafael Del Pino Foundation" Scholarship Recipient in 2014".