Jorge Uliarte was born in Córdoba/Argentina and worked as conductor with the Berliner Symphoniker and the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. Since 2005 he is the artistic director and founder of the „Festival Internacional de Ushuaia“ in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. In 2011 he founded a new music festival in Orvieto/Italy.
Studies as pianist:
Buenos Aires: Francisco Amicarelli
Academy of Music in Lausanne: Fausto Zadra
Rome/Santa Cecilia: Carlo Zecchi
Belgium: Nikita Magaloff
As conductor: Assistant of Sir Georg Solti at the Salzburg Festival
Concepcion/Chile: Guillermo Scarabino – Degree in Conductor-ship at the university of Concepcion
Manchester/England: „Post-graduate Fellowship“ as conductor at the University „Royal College of Music“.
At 16 he made his debut as a pianist at the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. He won the international Ravel-competition of South America. In 1990 he founded the „Pan American Youth Orchestra“ which headquarters were in Buenos Aires. With the „Pan American Youth Orchestra“ he worked as a conductor as well as a pianist. In London, Sir Georg Solti took notice of Uliarte and invited him to the Salzburg Festival as his assistant.
He gave many concerts in prestigious concert halls, such as: Berliner Philharmonie-Germany, Teatro Colón – Buenos Aires, Santa Cecilia – Rome, Concertgebouw – Amsterdam, Vienna City Hall, Federal Hall – New York, Legion of Honor Theater – San Francisco, Berkeley – California, National Auditorium – Warsaw/Poland, Palace Mirabell – Salzburg, Residenz Salzburg, Vienna Chopin Society, Herbert of Karajan Center – Vienna, Bösendorfer Hall – Vienna, Tivoli-Copenhagen, Zurich, in Argentina: Teatro Coliseo, Teatro Gran Rex, Teatro Argentino de La Plata, Teatro El Circulo, Rosario, San Juan Auditorium, Teatro Mancinelli/Orvieto-Italy, Xian-Concert Hall/China, Gouanghzou-Concert Hall/China, Moscow International Music Center-Russia, Moscow International Film studios, etc.
Concerts with following orchestras:
- Berliner Symphoniker
- Moscow Symphony Orchestra
- Prague Symphony Orchestra
- San Francisco Chamber Orchestra – USA
- Kamtchatka Chamber Orchestra – Russia
- RNCM Symphony Orchestra – England
- Pan-American Youth Orchestra of the Teatro Colón
- Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires
- Orquesta Sinfonica de Salta
- Orquesta Sinfonica de Cordoba
- National Symphony Orchestra of Vilnius, etc.
Participation at the following festivals:
- Taormina and Sorrento – Italy
- Grand Piano Festival – Amsterdam
- Festival Cervantino – Mexico
- as assistant of Sir Georg Solti at the „Magic Flute staging „- Salzburg Festival, in 1991
In 2005 Uliarte has founded the southernmost music festival in the world in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina and since that he is the artistic director. This festival is held under the auspices of the city and province of Salzburg.
In 2006 Uliarte worked with the „Prague Symphony Orchestra Dvorak“. In 2007 with the „Berlin Symphony Orchestra“ which was invited for a concert-tour through Argentina. In 2008 Uliarte founded his own orchestra, under the title „Orquesta Filarmonica de Ushuaia“.
In March 2008, a major highlight of his career took place when Uliarte made his debut in the Berlin Philharmonie. The concert was played by the Berlin Symphony Orchestra which Jorge Uliarte conducted. In November 2008 Uliarte led many concerts as conductor of the „Berlin Symphony Orchestra“ in Argentina, including concerts in Mar del Plata at the international film festival, the „Teatro Argentino“ in La Plata, another concert in the „Teatro El Circulo“ in Rosario, as well as in the „Teatro Coliseo“ in Buenos Aires. The highlight of the tour was an open-air concert for 60,000 people – in the center of Buenos Aires – at the obelisk – the city’s landmark. This concert was also broadcasted on television via satellite, reaching more than 30 million viewers.
In April 2009 Uliarte conducted lots of concerts with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra in Argentina, including concerts at the Teatro Bristol / Martinez, Auditorio Belgrano, Teatro Coliseo and additional concerts at the International Music Festival of Ushuaia.
From 2010 until now he conducted many concerts with different orchestras, in Moscow, China, Argentina and Italy.
„On stage“ – highlights“:
Germany, Berlin: Philharmonie of Berlin
Netherlands, Amsterdam: Concertgebow
Austria, Vienna: City Hall of Vienna, Palais Palffy, Bösendorfersaal, Herbert von Karajan-Centrum
Austria, Salzburg: Palace Mirabell, Residence-Salzburg, Palace Klessheim
Argentina, Buenos Aires: Teatro Colón, Teatro Coliseo, Teatro Gran Rex, Teatro Bristol-Martinez, Auditorio Belgrano, Teatro Argentino de La Plata, Teatro El Circulo-Rosario, Auditorio San Juan, Auditorio de Salta, Teatro Libertador Córdoba, San Isidro – Open Air-Concert for an audience of 40.000 people performed with the Symphony Orchestra of Berlin (April 2007), Concert at the Obelisk in the center of Buenos Aires performing for a crowd of 60.000 people, also performed by the Symphony Orchestra of Berlin (November 2008).
Italy: Santa Cecilia-Rome, Vatican, Spoleto, Taormina, Florence
USA, New York: Federal Hall, Green Hall
USA, San Francisco: Legion of Honour Theatre
USA, Berkeley: Concert Hall of Berkeley
Poland, Warsaw: National Auditorium
Denmark, Copenhagen: Tivoli-Copenhagen with the Aarhus By-Orchestra-Denmark
Sweden: Skövde Concerthall
Russia, Moscow: Moviestudios „Moscow“ and the Moscow International Music Center
Mexico, Guanajato: Festival Cervantino
Great Britain: London, Manchester
China: Xían Opera House, Gouangzou Opera House – New Years Concert 2011
Vilnius: Concert hall of „National Philharmonie“
Jorge Uliarte speaks fluently 5 languages: english, german, italian, french, spanisch (good understanding in russian). He lives in Salzburg.