Glass Marcano


Glass Marcano was born in Venezuela (San Felipe) and began very young her musical studies, being part of the extraordinary project “El Sistema”, the National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras and Choirs founded by José Antonio Abreu. At the age of 8 she took violin lessons at the Conservatorio de Música Blanca Estrella de Mescoli, becoming then a member of the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de San Felipe in Venezuela. Her musical training continued and she was member of many national orchestras until October 2012. A natural, she began studying conducting with Teresa Hernandez then at the Universidad Experimental de las Artes with Alfredo Rugeles and graduated in 2017. Marcano continued then to follow conducting masterclasses with teachers such as François-Xavier Roth, Johannes Schläfli, Giancarlos Guerrero, Claire Gibault, Maxime Pascal and Sabrié Bekirova.

In 2018 she was appointed Principal Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil Simón Bolívar, composed of members of El Sistema program. In the following years she conducted some of the most important youth orchestras of Latin America but the turning point was in 2020 when her talent was spotted and she was selected among the 12 finalists to participate in the first edition of La Maestra Competition in Paris, winning the Orchestra Award.

Since then, Marcano has conducted several orchestras like Orchestre de l’ Opera de Tours, Orquestra Gulbenkian, Filarmónica de Bogotà, Orquesta Sinfónica de Cartagena, Paris Mozart Orchestra, Orchestre Le Balcon and Orchestre national de Lyon and filled the role of assistant conductor for François-Xavier Roth, Kazushi Ono.

In summer 2022, Glass completed a tour with the Chineke! Junior Orchestra, in which the profound values in which she believes combined with the passion and enthusiasm of the musicians of this formidable ensemble were the perfect recipe of outstanding performances at the opening concert of Lucerne Festival, Berlin Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgobouw and London Clore Ballroom.

The coming engagements include her debut with Brussels Philharmonic in the frame of the Flagey Musiq3 Festival in Brussels (Belgium), with Orchestra Filarmonica «Arturo Toscanini» in Lerici (Italy), the opening concert of the 2023 Brucknerfest in Linz (Austria), with the Ensemble Obiora in Montreal (Canada), with the Wiener Concert-Verein in the Brahms Saal at the Vienna Musikverein (Austria), with the Filharmonia Zielonogorska (Poland), with the Oackland Symphony (USA), with the Orchestre Metropolitaine de Montreal (Canada) with the Pforzheim Symphony (Germany) and Orchestre de Chambre de Genéve (Swiss).

She graduated in law in 2022 at the Universidad Central of Venezuela, is currently studying orchestral conducting at the Paris Conservatory under the guidance of Pierre Michel Durand and she is about to finish her Batchelor in orchestral conducting at the Universidad Nacional Experimental de las Artes de Venezuela.