Manuel Hernández-Silva earned his degree from Vienna’s Superior Conservatory (Konservatorium der Stadt Wien) with honors, under Professors Reinhard Schwarz and Georg Mark. In his senior year he won the Forum Jünger Künstler Conducting Competition, convened by the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, which he conducted in the Austrian capital’s Konzerthaus. He has conducted in several great international festivals, and he is a frequent guest of Spanish and foreign orchestras. He has been principal conductor of the Córdoba Orchestra, Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, Navarra Symphony Orchestra, and principal guest conductor of the Simón Bolívar Orchestra of Caracas, with which he worked intensively for over five years. He has worked with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Prague Radio, Janacek Philharmonic, Nord Czech Philharmonic, Olomouc Philharmonic, Biel Symphony Orchestra, Mulhouse Symphony, Rheinische Philharmonie, Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, National of Mexico, Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Chile National Orchestra, Venezuela Symphony Orchestra, Caracas Symphony Orchestra, Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, and the major orchestras in Spain. Maestro Hernández-Silva has undertaken an intense teaching activity, teaching internationally on conducting and performing, as well as numerous conferences.