From the end of April to the beginning of September 2020, QHarmony would be led by interim conductor Julio Domingo. Unfortunately, due to the Coronacrisis we are currently unable to rehearse. However, we hope to have a few nice rehearsals with Julio in this period, if conditions will allow them.
Julio Domingo (Spain, 1990) began playing trombone at age of seven in his local band. As a teenager he started writing little pieces of music. He decided to study Composition with Ferrer Ferran, who also introduced him in the art of Conducting.
He combined these studies with the work as a producer in Nuestras Bandas de Música (web and television program for wind music) and collaborations with wind and symphony orchestras, big bands, jazz combos and chamber music groups.
As a composer he has a catalogue of more than 40 scores for different settings and styles: orchestra, band, choir, chamber music, electroacoustic… Some of these have been awarded on international contests, outstanding the 1st Prize in the 4th International Contest “La Prime Lûs”, in Italy, for Dríades del bosque.
In 2018 Julio graduated cum laude in Wind Band Conducting at Conservatorium Maastricht, with Jan Cober as a lecturer. There he has participated on initiatives like the Jazzical Project, L’Histoire du Soldat and founded the Maastricht Winds orchestra. In 2019 he won the 1st Prize and Golden Baton at the International Conductor’s Competition in Osnabrück (Germany) during the 6. Deutsches Musikfest.
In January 2020 Julio was guest conductor at MISA Youth Symphony Orchestra (Georgia).
Nowadays he studies Orchestral Conducting with Enrico Delamboye and is conductor of the Harmonie Kunst Door Oefening Maastricht (The Netherlands), the Kgl. Musikverein “Zur alten Linde” (Belgium) and assistant-conductor of the Collegium Musicum Aachen (Germany), activities that he combines with composing and arranging.