Some years after his viola-studies, Manuel developed an increasing interest in orchestral conducting and studied for this with Lucas Vis and Ed Spanjaard 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 the past years Manuel worked as assistent-conductor with the Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg.
He regularly conducts projects with members of the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra combined with the most promising young musicians of the Netherlands and is artistic leader and conductor of the Utrecht Chamber Orchestra.
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