Violin & Viola
Mr. Guibert graduated from the Superior Art Institute and National School of Music in Havana, Cuba. He is the First Prize Winner of the Amadeo Roldán National Viola Competition. He began his professional life as a member of the Matanzas Symphony Orchestra. Three years later, he was awarded a place in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. Mr. Guibert was the Principal Viola of the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic and the Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra, led by Maestro François Bahuaud. He was invited by the University of Miami to play a viola recital at the Koubek Memorial Center in Miami, Florida.
Mr. Guibert studied orchestral conducting at the National Conservatory of Music in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic with Fernando Geraldes, as well as with Jan Wnek at the First International Conducting Course, organized by the Opera of the Americas in 1998. In 1999, he studied at the Orford Arts Centre in Montreal, Canada with Tomas Koutnik and Nurhan Arman, taking a prominent role as a conductor at the Orford Festival, where he was selected among several candidates to conduct in the Gala Concert. In the spring of 2000, Mr. Guibert had the opportunity to conduct the New World Symphony and attend lectures by Maestro Tilson Thomas, as part of the course organized by the American Symphony Orchestra League. Also in 2000, he studied at the Conductor’s Institute at the University of South Carolina. In the summer of 2001, he studied with Salvador Mas Conde at the Weiner Meisterkurse in Vienna, Austria.
Mr. Guibert has conducted the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic, where he was also Assistant Conductor, in conjunction with the National Choir, Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the National Conservatory, the Contemporary Philharmonic Orchestra, and his own orchestra, Guibert Ensemble, which premiered several Latin American works for strings in the Dominican Republic. He was the musical director of the drama, “Don Quijote, locuras y cuerdas,” which brought together actors of the Teatro Gayumba with live orchestra onstage, and which was presented several times, among them in the Principal Hall of the National Theatre of Santo Domingo.
Maestro Guibert is a committed educator. His viola and violin students have won first prizes in national competitions and have had outstanding participation in international events. He taught for over a decade at the Dominican Academy of Music. In almost twenty years as a professor of Babeque High College, he has been known to spark a genuine love for music in his students.
Since 2015, Mr. Guibert has been a member of the South Florida Symphony Orchestra and the Florida Chamber Orchestra. His works of musical critique have appeared in publications and radio stations in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and the US. Mr. Guibert has been on strings faculty at Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts since 2017.