German conductor Carlos Spierer grew up in Berlin and started to play the violin and piano at the age of six. He studied violin in USA and later conducting with Klauspeter Seibel at the Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg. In 1987 he was awarded 1st prize in the conducting competition of the Schleswig- Holstein Music Festival with Leonard Bernstein. After joining the music staff as Kapellmeister and musical assistant to the Music Director of the Opera House in Kiel, Germany, he became Artistic Director and Music Director of the Gävle Symphony Orchestra in Sweden, followed by the position of Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería in Mexico City as well as Music Director of the Giessen Opera in Germany.
His guest engagements have included renowned opera houses and orchestras such as San Francisco Opera, Gothenburg Opera, Frankfurt Opera,Komische Oper Berlin, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, the National Opera and Estonian National Orchestra in Tallinn, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, NHK Tokyo, Warsaw Filharmonic Orchestra, Polish National Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Philharmonic Orchestra Buenos Aires, NRK Radio Orchestra Oslo and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Stockholm.
Carlos Spierer is a reknowned conducting teacher. Besides his private students, he holds master classes at the Texas Music Festival in Houston, at the University of Houston and he teaches regularly at the UNAM in Mexico City. Carlos Spierer’s recording of works by the Swedish composer Oscar Byström (Sterling) has been "CD of the year 1998" at the renowned BBC music magazine. The CD of Paddington's First Concert and Poulenc's Babar the Elephant (Polygram) has been awarded the "Echo Prize 1999".