Conductor and piano player
He has given several piano recitals and collaborated with numerous renowned musicians such as Edicson Ruiz, Alexis Cárdenas, Ricardo Castro, Michel Bellavance and Abel Carlevaro.
In 2006 Juan David accepted a position as piano teacher at the Geneva Conservatory of Music. The same year he started leading an important project of cultural development in his hometown Manizales in Colombia, as Artistic Director of the international chamber music series organised by the National University, a position he has held during 6 years, organizing over 50 concerts with prominent musicians from all over the world.
Juan David Molano studied conducting at the Lausanne Conservatory of Music under the guidance of Hervé Klopfenstein and Aurélien Zielinski and at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London in the class of Sian Edwards and Colin Metters.
He participated in master classes of major personalities like Bruno Aprea, Colin Metters, Mark Shanahan, Martyn Brabbins, Arturo Tamayo and David Zinman.
He has recently conducted the Kharkov Filarmonia, Orquesta Sinfónica de Caldas and the Palestinian ESNCM Orchestras. In master classes he had the opportunity to conduct the Russian National Orchestra, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra and the Joven Orquesta de Galicia.
Passionate with the opera world he has arranged and conducted Il Segreto di Susanna by E. Wolf-Ferrari, Rita by Donizzetti and El Gato con Botas by X. Montsalvatge .
Principal conductor of the Edward Said Conservatory of Music since 2011, he has led different projects with the ESNCM Orchestras such as “Concert for life and peace” in December 2011 (broadcast by the RAI3) and Carmen (opera excerpts with international soloists and the celebrated Swiss choir St. Michel).
He has recently received the British Gordon Foundation Award and the Henry Wood Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Since February 2015 he is the principal conductor of the Orchestra Ribaupierre in Vevey, Switzerland.