Alan Anibal, from Brazil, is a young, promising conductor of a passionate music. Assistant Conductor at The Opera Company of Brooklyn, he has recently completed his Master’s Degree in Conducting at Bard College, under the guidance of Harold Farberman and Leon Botstein.
At Bard, Mr. Aníbal spent the 2012 Fall season as Assistant Conductor of Bard College Orchestra and Bard Conservatory Orchestra. He was also a conducting fellow for three consecutive times at the Conductor’s Institute, rehearsing and performing the highest level of the standard repertoire. In 2012, he performed Harold Farberman’s contemporary Opera, Diamond Street.
As Assistant Conductor of The Opera Company of Brooklyn, he has been rehearsing and assisting Opera productions such as Cosi fan tutti, and Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
In 2009, Mr. Aníbal was invited to conduct the Orquestra Experimental de Repertorio of Sao Paulo, where he led a concert in celebration of the 456th Anniversary of the city. Among other orchestras that he has conducted are: Cincinnati College Conservatory Orchestra (U.S.), St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra (Russia), Orquestra Sinfonica do Festival de Londrina (Brazil).
In 2009, he received his Bachelor’s Degree from FMU-Sao Paulo in Choir Conducting, while working as a tenor and Assistant Conductor at Colegium Musicum Choir of Sao Paulo.
In 2008, Alan was awarded with the position of Conductor Fellow at the Sao Paulo Municipal School, where he was assistant conductor of the Sao Paulo Youth Orchestra and the Sao Paulo Youth Choir.
Among Mr. Aníbal’s conducting professors are Apo Hsu, Abel Rocha, Naomi Munakata, Mark Gibson, Kirk Trevor, Daisuke Soga, Mark Thakar, Lawrence Golan, Eduardo Navega and Raymond Harvey.
He has also studied piano with Marisa Lacorte, Horacio Gouvea (correpetitor), Abel Rocha (Opera Studio) and singing with Benito Maresca, Rufus Miller and Arthur Burrows, and performed as a tenor in several theaters of Brazil. As a composer, Mr. Aníbal studied with Mr. Laurence Wallach and presented his compositions during the 2011′s and 2012’s season at the Olin Hall, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.