"Music, the arts and literature give consolation, strength, encouragement and joie de vivre to people in any phase of life. We should enable as many people as possible to enjoy these riches.”
Rodrigo Tomillo is dedicated to bringing music to the widest possible public. His repertoire spans baroque music on original instruments through to electronic music. With more than 20 years as a concert and Opera conductor, pianist, and music educator, he has built meaningful connections with all types of audiences.
Rodrigo Tomillo is the Principal Resident Conductor (Kapellmeister) at Theater Hagen in Germany.
For the 2019-2020 season he was Conductor-in-Residence at Theater Chemnitz. Previously he was Principal Conductor at Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern from 2007 to 2017, where, in 2017 he led the production of “El Gato Montes” by Spanish composer Penella, which was nominated for the prestigious Opera Awards in the category of best re-discovered work.
He has appeared as guest conductor at the Opera Houses of Mainz, Innsbruck, Munster and Schwerin and led performances with the Orchestras Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla, Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Orquesta de Valencia, Staatskapelle Weimar, Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle Schwerin, Tiroler Symphonie Orchester, Sinfonieorchester Münster, Staatsorchester Mainz, Osnabrücker Symphoniker, Niederbayerische Philharmonie, Südwestfallen Philharmonie und Hofer Symphoniker.
He has also been invited to conduct at many Music Festivals throughout Europe: Musikfestival Saar in Germany, Sopot Classic in Poland, Gstaad Musikfestival in Switzerland and Boluda Fest in Spain.
Tomillo has led concerts with many prestigious soloist such as E. Leonskaja, A. Krichel, A. Suwanai, M. Höfs, P. Bruns, Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Y. Auyanet and D. Rodriguez.
He is dedicated to both early and new music, evidenced in his close work with both Bernhard Forck (Concertmaster and founder of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, AKAMUS) and with K Penderecki through annual appearances at his Composition Competition in Poland.