“A star raises his wings.” — Ongaku No Tomo, Japan

Helmuth Reichel Silva stands as one of South America's foremost conductors, captivating audiences across the globe with his exceptional musicianship. Internationally acclaimed for his profound interpretations and inspiring temperament, Reichel Silva's artistic journey has been marked by performances imbued with deep emotional resonance, garnering numerous outstanding reviews worldwide.

Reichel Silva's successful work has earned prestigious recognitions, including the Art Critics Circle of Chile Award for the best performance of the year with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Chile and Stravinsky’s masterpiece "Le Sacre du Printemps". In 2023-2024, he will conduct the Spanish premiere of the opera "Pinocchio" by German composer Gloria Bruni, leading the most significant educational project in the Southern Cone to date at the Teatro del Lago. Other highlights of the season include returning to the Opera Nacional de Chile and a special project performing Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony with over 250 musicians at the Kulturpalast Dresden.

Born in Chile, Reichel Silva began his musical education as a violinist at the age of five at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Santiago. Later, he completed his training as a conductor in Germany under the guidance of renowned mentors such as Mariss Jansons, Jonathan Nott and Dennis Russell Davies. His many years of experience as a member of the violin section in German opera orchestras have had an enduring impact on his work as a conductor, and his distinctive approach to interpretation is rooted in a profound commitment to authenticity, aiming for an intense and genuine communication of the composer's ideas. He began his conducting career as a finalist of the Besançon Conducting Competition, subsequently being engaged by orchestras from Asia to South America. Reichel Silva has conducted distinguished orchestras worldwide, including the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, SWR Sinfonieorchester, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, and Nürnberger Symphoniker. In his native Chile, he is a frequent collaborator with the country's premier orchestras, showcasing his strong allegiance to the local musical landscape.