Uruguayan American conductor Andres Cladera, Artistic Director of Opera Steamboat and former Associate Conductor with Opera Colorado and , is a versatile and cultivated artist in both the operatic and symphonic worlds.
He has prior conducting experience with Opera San Antonio, Opera Colorado, Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Edgewood Symphony, Emerald City Opera, Chatham Baroque and San Antonio Symphony. Mo. Cladera holds a Masters of Music degree from Carnegie Mellon University and Bachelors of Fine Arts degrees in Piano and Voice Performance from College of Charleston.
Cladera was awarded the Outstanding Young Conductor of the year by the Association of Choral Directors of America, as well as first place in several international piano competitions including: Luis Troccoli International Piano Competition, Luis Cluzeau Mortet Piano Competition, as well as the Young Artist Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera House.
Upcoming engagements include: Ariadne Auf Naxos with Opera Steamboat and Frida with Portland Opera.
Mtro. Cladera is represented by Insignia Artists (Gloria Parker).