For conducting Manuel studied with Lucas Vis at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. He was active participant in masterclasses by Jorma Panula, Charles Olivieri-Munroe, Achim Holub and Toby Purser with orchestras like the Philharmonie Südwestfalen, the Kammerphilharmonie Graz and the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2015 Manuel worked as assistent-conductor with the Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg.
In the past years he conducted several projects with members of the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra combined with the most promising young musicians of the Netherlands.
photo Michel Marang