Born in Buenos Aires, Italian conductor and composer Emilio Pomàrico is one of the most renowned interpreters of contemporary music. A fervent advocate of young talent, he has dedicated a large part of his career to premiering the latest works of up-and-coming composers. Moreover, he has built close bonds with the leading composers of our time and conducted many important world premieres of their works, including compositions by Emmanuel Nunes, the cycle Caminantes by Luigi Nono, Wolfgang Rihm’s Seraphin Symphonie, the opera Melancholia as well as other works by Georg Friedrich Haas and compositions by Brian Ferneyhough, Hans Zender and Luciano Berio. Over the past decade, Emilio Pomàrico has worked increasingly closely with Greek composer Georges Aperghis, premiering many of his works with ensembles that include Klangforum Wien, BRSO (Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks) and Ensemble Resonanz. Moreover, he was conductor-in-residence of the latter orchestra from 2017 to 2018. As an opera conductor, Emilio Pomàrico was active at Ruhrtriennale, Opéra de Dijon, steirischer herbst, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Zurich Opera and Opéra Comique in Paris. At Wiener Festwochen, he conducted performances of Salvatore Sciarrino’s Luci mie traditrici, directed by Achim Feyer, in 2016.