Conductor Teresa Riveiro Böhm
Barcelona, Wales, Scotland and Australia: with precision and openness, the Austro-Spanish conductor secures one orchestra invitation after another. After studying violin in Moscow, the Viennese was drawn back to the homeland, where she devoted herself to studying orchestral conducting, among other things.
About the artist
Austrian-Spanish conductor Teresa Riveiro Böhm is rapidly gaining the attention of orchestras and opera companies internationally. The winner of the Neeme-Järvi-Prize at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival in 2019, Riveiro Böhm spent two years as Leverhulme Conducting Fellow with the BBC Scottish Symphony from 2019 to 2021. In September 2022 she was announced as the Welsh National Opera Associate Conductor in collaboration with the LSO Donatella Flick Conducting Competition for the 2022/23 season, and as the Associate Conductor of the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra for the 22/23 season.
The 22/23 season sees Riveiro Böhm begin her position with the Welsh National Opera with an orchestral concert featuring Dame Sarah Connolly as part of Classic FM’s 30th Anniversary, before conducting six performances in their new production of Magic Flute. Other highlights of her 22/23 season include her Australian debut with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, her Spanish debut with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, an extended tour with the Irish National Opera in their production of Don Pasquale, and returns to the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for main series performances in Glasgow and Ayr.
Other previous and upcoming orchestral invitations include engagements with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, where she was praised for her “confident precision” and “inspirational openness” (ArtsDesk), the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, L’Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, L’Orchestre National de Metz, Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga, the Kremerata Baltica (at the Kronberg Academy Festival), Basel Chamber Orchestra, the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, L’Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier, and the Red Note Ensemble.
At a very early age, Riveiro Böhm moved from her home in Vienna to Moscow to pursue the violin. After studying at the Central Music School affiliated with the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, she returned to Vienna where she first gained experience as a conductor through a number of choirs and orchestras, including the Cappella Albertina Wien choir, of which she was Artistic Director. She has assisted with opera productions such as Britten’s ‘The Rape of Lucretia’ at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, Mozart’s ‘Die Zauberflöte’ at Oper Burg Gars in Austria, and other choral works, including Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’ in Trier Cathedral as part of the Mosel Music Festival, and with Bruckner Symphony No.9 at Cologne Cathedral.
She has worked with conductors including Manfred Honeck, Paavo Järvi, David Zinman, Martyn Brabbins, Thomas Dausgaard, Sian Edwards, Garry Walker, Donald Runnicles, Baldur Brönimann and Antony Hermus.
In previous seasons Riveiro Böhm received the first prize at the Dichler Wettbewerb in Vienna and the first orchestra prize from the Savaria Symphony Orchestra, and was presented with the Special Award for Exceptional Artistic Achievement by the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz. She joined Intermusica’s mentorship scheme in 2019.
Riveiro Böhm studied Orchestral Conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (MDW) with Johannes Wildner and at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne with Alexander Rumpf and Stephan E. Wehr (opera). She previously studied Church Music at the MDW, and Choir Conducting with Erwin Ortner. She is currently finalising a Specialised Master’s Degree in conducting at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) under the guidance of Johannes Schlaefli and Christoph-Mathias Mueller.