With his electrifying stage presence and unmatched musical prowess, Maestro Rafael Luz is a conductor who leaves audiences spellbound. Luz is a rising star in the world of classical music, renowned for his captivating stage presence and dynamic approach to conducting. Born in Brazil, Rafael began his musical studies on piano before discovering his love for conducting while leading several choirs. He went on to earn a doctoral degree in conducting from the University of Toronto, where he was recognized for his exceptional talent and dedication to the craft.

In addition to his work as a conductor, Rafael has developed a wealth of expertise in music management and development. He has served as Assistant Librarian for the National Ballet of Canada and as a Technical Revisor for EdUSP, one of Brazil’s largest university publishers. He has also taught music as an instructor for the Projeto Guri, a program that teaches music in lower-income areas in Sao Paulo, where he has inspired and mentored countless young musicians.

Since his debut with the North York Concert Orchestra in 2014, Maestro Luz has served as the ensemble’s Music Director and Conductor, earning critical acclaim for his energetic and powerful performances. He has led numerous notable projects, including collaborations with renowned soloists and premieres of new works by contemporary composers. With a deep commitment to music education and an unwavering passion for conducting, Rafael Luz is dedicated to creating memorable experiences for orchestra members and audiences alike. In the years to come, he hopes to continue pushing the boundaries of classical music and inspiring future generations of musicians